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Bre’onna Scott September 5, 2015 History 220 Final Draft #1 Sometimes people do not understand the cause and effect of devastating events that may happen. The Panic of 1873 contributed negatively in many ways to the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The Great Railroad Strike ended in a way that workers at the time couldn’t have imagined. The Panic of 1873 furnished The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 by supplying it with financial hardship for workers and causing African Americans to be treated unfairly in the south. How would you feel if you got laid off from a job that you depended on in order to care for your family?
For exactly 240 years, America has been dependent upon a single concept that formulates its very foundation: The American Dream. Throughout generations of history, the validity of the American Dream constantly fluctuates, and every single fluctuation drastically affects American citizens, an effect that is crucial to the success of the United States. Without such a foundation, the qualities of America are eventually undermined and the American Dream dissipates for millions of hard workers attempting to earn the right of egalitarianism, such as George and Lennie during the Great Depression. In John Steinbeck's novel "Of Mice and Men", the American Dream is effectively portrayed through dynamic characterization, character relationships, and symbolism.
With the invention of the steamboat many families had the option of migration, specifically from the east to the west, by the Erie Canal. The completion of the Erie Canal set off a scramble among other states to match New York’s success. Several borrowed so much money to finance elaborate programs of canal construction that they went bankrupt during the economic depression that began in 1837. By then, however, more than 3,000 miles of canals had been built, creating a network linking the Atlantic states with the Ohio and Mississippi Valleys and drastically reducing the cost of transportation. The Market Revolution led to the rise of the Cotton Kingdom; While the North became an industrial and manufacturing powerhouse, the South became a cotton kingdom, founded on slavery.
Titanic was the largest of its time and could expect to be fully booked on its maiden voyage. A national coal strike began in the UK which caused considerable disruption to shipping schedules in the spring of 1912, causing many crossings to be cancelled. Because of this strike many passengers postponed their travels. The strike had finished a few days before Titanic sailed. Despite this, Titanic sailed on the scheduled date, as coal was transferred from other vessels including Olympic.
Due to Germany losing in World War I (1914-1918), the German nation had to pay for War Reparations to the victors of the war. In the years after, Germany faced a crisis of inflation and hyperinflation under the Weimar Republic, which in turn led the German people to live in poverty. As poverty spread throughout Germany, middle-class Germans and the working class began to see their monthly wages become worthless and entire savings vanishing. By 1924 and 1929, the Great Depression increased Germany’s unemployment rate by the millions overnight similar to the United States at the time. In November of 1923, one german man led an unsuccessful rebellion, which is known as the Beer hall Putsch.
In 1928 Herbert Hoover was elected as president, however eight months later the stock market crash of 1929 occurred leading the Great Depression. Hoover’s policies couldn’t overcome the economic destruction and despair that had resulted as effects of the Great Depression and he lost his reelection in
The Oregon Trail didn’t follow a single set path. While most Oregon bound emigrants traveled a route that passed by landmarks in Missouri Kansas Wyoming and Oregon there was never just one set of wagon ruts leading west.Frontier explorers and fur trappers blazed the rough outlines of the Oregon Trail in the early 19th century, but the route was initia considered too demanding for women, children or covered wagon to navigate.That year Marcus helped lead the first major wagon train of around one Thousand Settler along the Oregon trail an exodus now know as the great migration.Traffic soon skyrocketed and by the late 1840 's and early 1850 upwards of 50 thousand people were using the trail each year. The Oregon Trail was a wagon road that was
War was absolutely devastating; emotionally and economically throughout the world. Especially after World War I, is was shocking to people because it was the first time anyone had witnessed something so distorting. In America, it changed everyone 's life styles. People became more materialistic and rebellious. The UXL Encyclopedia of U.S. History talks about that time period by saying “The novel reflects the outward glitter and the inward corruption of the Roaring Twenties , also known as the Jazz Age, a decade of prosperity and excess that began soon after the end of World War I (1914–18) in 1918 and ended with the 1929 stock-market crash”(656).