The United States was not the first contender to participate in slave trade, but they most certainly profited from it. In Americas Colonial days which were primarily agricultural, people soon discovered that the land was well suited for growing many different types of crops. Extremely high demand for things such as sugar, tobacco, and cotton, raised a keen eye for opportunity through slave labor. Immigrants instantly started picking up on the rewards and production
The stasis within the social classes after the revolution was beneficial to society. “One class did not overthrow another; the poor did not supplant the rich. But social relationships-- the way people were connected to one another-- were changed, and decisively so” (Wood 132). There was a solid relationship between higher and lower classes, and that helped maintain balance within communities, which made the new country a “giant, almost continent wide republic of nearly ten million egalitarian-minded bustling citizens who not only had thrust themselves into the vanguard of history but had fundamentally altered their society and their social relationships” (132-133).
”(Document E) Carnegie helped society change in a way that they will understand that not all rich people are ignorant with their money. He also made them believe that they can achieve more than they think they can. His story developed people to change the way society was looked at. Carnegie dint only change people but he changed America. That is someone I can call a
Jefferson’s main ideas of agrarianism had a huge influence upon American society. Jefferson believed “agrarianism promoted individualism and self-interest”. Agrarians looked at America as a garden of God and the farmers were chosen by God. In Jefferson’s “Query XIX: Manufactures” from Notes on the State of Virginia, Jefferson specifically states, “Those who labour in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever he had a chosen people.” Agrarianism gave economic independence and freedom to farmer and industrialism and urbanization would take that away.
In "The Great Gatsby", Fitzgerald explores a number of themes such as religion, fame, relationships but perhaps the most important theme is the downfall of the American Dream. The book depicts Gatsby 's lifestyle, living what he believes to be his American Dream. The American Dream is the definition of success, where anyone can be successful as long as they are willing to work hard for their dreams. Gatsby seems to be living his dream since he grew up in a farm with limited resource, and has become rich and famous. Throughout the book, Fitzgerald gives his view on the American Dream since the 1920 's and how it had lead Gatsby to deception and artificial relationships.
The United States of America is a big, powerful and wealthy country in the world. The division of class, individuality, religion, and race are but a few of the embellishments within the society. The blend of these numerous diversities is the crucial ingredient to the modern nation. America has been formed upon them, with that said the “average American”- have a single means in common; a single concept; a single goal; the American Dream. The Dream consists of a seemingly simple theory; success.
In the name of progress, people have been stripped of their free thoughts, their families, and have been enslaved to consumerism. While modern society in America mirrors some of the aspects of Huxley’s society, with its heavy consumerism and leaps in genetic engineering being used to advance the population, at its heart, America is ultimately a much more free, open minded society. The “brave new world” is not upon us
Cotton fashioned the Federalist South. This new found goods was so extremely lucrative that its splendor exposed to a formerly shut culture to the magnificence, the revenue, the manipulation, and the social magnitudes of a greater, more attached, global community (Locke & Wright, 1983). Inhabitants who were less diverse became more multicultural, more educated, and better-off. As the people fortunate to have found themselves better-off systems of class was established. Previous all were considered a group, but with the new found class system, people were divided into upper, lower and middle class.
There are many themes exist in the novel of The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald. The most significant theme in this novel is the American dream. The meaning of the American Dream is someone who starting low on the social level or economic, which then working hard and try their best towards wealth and fame. In other word, it stand for one’s independence to strive in order to achieve desired wealth and fame with hard work, but it ends up being more about selfish and materialism pursuit of pleasure. American dream is achieve when a person having a car, money, big house, happy family and nice clothes.
It could be said that there was more elements to it but those in particular were the clear principles. Like stated before it was the pride of the southern culture that started this war and that still lives today. Country life, agriculture, and extravagant live in which they would call simple because of the simple fact that they weren’t urbanized like the North. Since the founding fathers claimed such large land it was practically inevitable to have feuding ideas of life. This also brought up the idea of Manifest Destiny, the belief that it is one’s fate or destiny to take land.
Johnny Tremain’s life was shaped by the social and economic practices of colonial America during the Revolutionary era. Like Johnny, many people from England were given the choice to live in a land with more freedoms and a self-sufficient nature. As these people soon discovered, America provided numerous opportunities, even to Johnny. All of America was filled with countless chances from land ownership to freedoms lacking in England. Indeed, America was a more unconfined place.
On one hand the fledgling government strived to apply considerably fair republican and Enlightenment ideas to the new system. Through this strong belief in the natural rights of life, liberty, and property, the colonists were able to unite and connect under one American identity. No longer did they identify with the despicable British, the colonists were now free, American men ready to reap , as stated in Document B, “the sweets of independence.” People were ready for the new promise of equality, with no all-powerful aristocracy or church to govern the day to day lives of the common. For example, Document D describes the freedom of religion in Virginia and thus showing a moderate progression toward the separation of church and state.
It also greatly reduced the Unitarian power of many countries, each manor implementing feudalism being like a state in a Federalist nation. Feudalism was also another aspect that kept the economy running despite the expensive and fruitless expeditions for gold and other riches in the New World. ECONOMIC - feudalism ran on a series of obligations that could be considered a trading of service in exchange for money, goods, or another service. Even though the classes were not paying each other with money but with services in feudalism, it maintained the economy’s momentum, as it kept everyone working and a steady flow of payments to one another. By keeping an overall strong economy for long periods of time, it helped fund ventures in the new world.
Reconstruction from 1865-1877 wasn 't a failure, as it had balanced the power between Congress and the President as well as reunited the nation after the destruction of the war. This created political opportunities for more groups of people and passed acts to eliminate inequalities in the United States. In order to achieve an equal and united community, many attempts were made to aid former slaves economically. The Freedman’s Bureau, Lincoln’s 10 Percent Plan, and The Thirteenth Amendment, were few of the reconstruction plans made by the United States government.
Berkeley and Carteret started selling land at low prices, and allowed settlers to have political freedom as well as religious freedom, New Jersey eventually became more ethnically diverse than many other colonies. George Carteret granted a form of government in what was known as the "Concessions," which granted a government to be carried on by a governor, council, and an assembly of twelve to be chosen by the people, Although the settlers didn’t really care much about the government. Later on, New Jersey was made a royal colony. The people who had the Greatest impact on Colonial New Jersey were Berkley and Carteret they helped New Jersey to develop and managed to persuade settlers to settle there.