They set up the country to become, financially speaking, the largest beneficiary of World War I as the U.S. supplied much of the material used to fight the conflict. It transformed the United States from a debtor nation into the world’s largest lender in a few years. Looking back, the development of the U.S. after the Civil War was inevitable, but the course that it took to get there was not. The Captains of Industry revolutionized their chosen industry and created an economically strong nation that was capable of meeting the challenges of the next century. Were it not for these men, history would have turned out very different for the United
“The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine,” Nikola Tesla (“A quote by Nikola Tesla”). Immigrants have impacted America in so many ways to make it better for future generations. All of these immigrants did significant things to improve modern America today. They have created and discovered many things to help us to live a better life. Immigrants positively influenced the industry of entertainment, science, and religion and made our country what it is today.
Americans won their independence because they continued to fight. Again and again during the war, they reached points when they could have thrown in the towel.” (Kelly, Jack)The harsh outcome of war can have a very negative affect on people, especially civilians, however, the American’s persevered. The American’s may have had the odds against them in number but because of their courage, strength and perseverance we were able to push through the war and come out victorious, earning our freedom once and for
First, the emancipation war changed the hearts of the Americans. This would go a long way in improving the appeal of the President’s policies as he enjoyed widespread acceptability. More importantly, the move would increase the number of troops fighting the civil war for America. •
In an attempt to increase trade and prove itself as an economic and military superpower, the US began to expand overseas and increase its military size; the US believed in International Darwinism and saw these actions as an expansion of Manifest Destiny which led to imperialism. People like William H. Seward pushed to annex Midway Island and purchased Alaska to expand the size of the US. However, imperialism became a controversial debate among the American people throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Expansionists and Jingoists like Theodore Roosevelt wanted to protect and gain control of other nations including Puerto Rico, Philippines, and Guam, whereas anti-imperialists such as William Jennings Bryan, Mark Twain, and Jane Addams were against entangling the US in unneeded conflicts overseas and depriving other nations of their rights. Thus, while advocates of expansionism wanted to civilize other nations, become a superpower, and improve US unity, oppositions wanted the US to improve domestic conflicts instead of involving itself in foreign affairs and should not force America’s ideals on other nations.
Few of these people have a legacy etched in history that puts them into the category of influential throughout the whole century. In order to achieve this state of higher value century-impact actions should benefit not only the people living in the present, but also have a positive impact on men and women in the near and distant future. The one who performs this task is to be named the most influential person of the twentieth century. Due to the stand Andrew Carnegie against harsh labor, the expansion of the steel industry, and at a constant generosity of charitable activities, history will record him as the most influential man of the Twentieth century. Carnegie is widely known for his monopolization of the iron and steel industry.
The war years marked the rise of the United States as having world power. During the war, the federal government intruded in the economy and influenced people’s everyday lives as never before. American leaders believed the nation’s future and prosperity and security depended on other lands and the influences from around the world. Economic bonds also allowed political impacts to be exercised abroad and helped spread the American way of life. Hawaiian Annexation and the Spanish-American war we learn many connections about the U.S. involvement.
Teddy Roosevelt was one of the most progressive presidents in the United States. Since Teddy Roosevelt was highly respected, many believed in him and his words. In almost all his speeches, he would use the words, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far” which meant that the threat of violence is necessary in order to defend oneself. This quote is used in Angry Staff Officer's article "How 'Big Stick Policy' Still Influences US Foreign Relations Today" to show how violence has been used in the past years in order to have very progressive history.Also, this quote was so used and well respected that an author named William Melvin Kelley used this quote in order to show his theme on his short story “Enemy Territory.” It is a common
The natives of Latin America have long made strong efforts to survive and thrive. With these efforts they live up a legacy that influences our society. By influencing today’s society, the Mayan, Aztec and Incan empires have made great accomplishments both in the past and present. These empires help shape today’s culture and with that they will help shape up the past. Thousands of years ago the Mayan empire was the biggest western empire of its time.
Progressivism was a political movement that began in the late 19th century and reached national attention in politics shortly thereafter. Progressives believed that it was the intellectuals in society that were best suited to run the government; the professors, doctors, and lawyers were the ideal leaders of the people. This was so because they were highly experienced in their respective fields, therefore they could apply that knowledge to the greater American government and help it to run in a truly utopian sense. The goal of utopia among the emerging Progressives fostered the belief in greater rights for everyone in society. The best way to achieve this goal was through reformation of the many harsh and biased laws that favored a clear minority of the population in the United States.
Gail Bederman from the university of Notre Dame claims that Theodore Roosevelt, who was the greatest supporter of the attack on Spain and Philippines, had it engineered by both race and gender. These two concepts made him perceive imperialism as being the next stage of growth in a healthy republic. To him, expansion and domination were necessary if America was to civilize the world. For people like Theodore Roosevelt, as the United States advanced, the democratic vision was also progressing (Bederman, 1996). Theodore Roosevelt, just elected to office in 1882, felt that he was very important and had many ambitions.
In the first half century of America’s birth, a tremendous amount of changes were made that has helped shape America today. With western expansion, growing racial conflict, and unprecedented economic changes, America had its work cut out. These changes had a direct impact on American political culture that attempted to make a sense of how those varied impulses had transformed the country. First and foremost it is important to realize that America has grown an immense amount, thanks to President Jefferson. His bold move helped America double in size, plus some.
“War is the health of the States” was a phrase coined by Randolph Bourne. Once America Had declared war against Germany many Progressives, labor leaders, and socialist rallied around President Wilson and supported the notion of war. Why? Well because it would help the economy and the state of our workforce. During this time we saw the military service grow exponentially and new agencies pop up everywhere to regulate several sectors like agriculture, transportation, and labor agencies.
It is often argued that the 1920’s were America’s greatest economic times. Technology was ever advancing, leading to faster and better productivity rates. The rate of employment was also through the roof, which was great for everyone. The United States was becoming a great world power and it was well known across every country and especially in the global market. Little did anyone know, everything they did was gradually setting the country up for economic demise.
Even after all of those harsh struggles and events, the positives finally surfaced. The Supreme Court 's ruling changed the American Government forever. "It was therefore perhaps the single most important moment of the decade" (Tackach 9). The decision motivated citizens to reach equality. It also challenged those who greatly opposed the new changes, to be more open minded.