There were many divisions as to what direction the country was headed. There were those who opposed the immigrants and, thus, adopted nationalist policies to label the real Americans versus the foreigners. The immigrants, on their part, formed the largest labor force in the country. However, they faced poor working conditions in the various industries they found employment. This led to labor strife in some instances and unionization.
Gender inequality is defined as “the disparity in status, power and prestige between people who identify as women and men.” (Ferro) Ever since the ‘decade of change’ in the 1960’s, the struggle for equity of certain races and genders has been ongoing. Even though improvements have been made throughout the years, there is evidence to prove that gender inequality does indeed still exist. There is no doubt women have gained more independence throughout the many years of struggle but the rise to equality started during the 1960’s known as the ‘Decade of Change’. (Walsh) This fundamental time period formed the building blocks to gender equality. Various literatures addressing racial and gender inequality influenced famous feminists of the 1960s, such as Betty Friedan, and created the feminist movement in America.
However, due to the increased production of machines, the tension on the ideas of family and how a family should be implemented was the working classes biggest strain. Finally, the middle classes were not primarily affected by the industrial revolution, but they were affected by the higher class, the aristocrats. The overall issue that all of the classes faced with the industrial revolution and how it affected the beliefs on family and marriage was change. Because of a change in economy, work, and machinery the society of Britain began to change the original ideas of family and marriage to fit the newly formed industrial society, allowing Britain’s industry and hierarchy to put strain and change for the people in the mid-nineteenth
The Bourbon reforms that restricted Creole control and the influential Catholic Church, inter alia, sparked the conflict and incentivized revolt. Civilians fought the war using Guerilla tactics successfully and Roman Catholic priests such as Father Hidalgo and later Father Morelos led the movement using their influence over the Mexican people. The cost of independence was high for Mexico and much of their industry was heavily damaged, especially their mining and agricul-tural industry. The political and economic instability that followed war made it difficult to have consistent leaders and policies that benefit Mexican
Before these protests and marches occurred, and even during, African Americans were force to endure countless amounts of abuse and segregation from many public areas. The effects of the civil rights movement have changed the shape of American society immensely and many, not just African Americans, have benefited from the sacrifices of many. A good education is something that everybody should have access to however that was not the case for African American back in the 1900s. Post-civil war, many freed slaves wanted to educate their children, however, the school in which their children attended were poorly funded and racial segregated. This obvious discrimination spurred one of the biggest landmarks in U.S. History.
Rivalry also began to form against the Americans between Mexico. In Document 6 it states, ¨ in order for the US to succeed they would need to invade Mexico.¨ This led to many deaths in the Mexican culture. A lot of Mexicans had to move away from the danger and the wars that were bound to happen. When the war between Mexico and the US occurred, Mexico lost a lot of land. On the website "ThoughtCo" it says, “ the Mexican lands were considerably harder to attain.¨ This means that when the Americans discovered that Mexico was having trouble taking care of their land it was made easier for them to take it away because they knew that they could benefit from it by selling the land.
Task 1 Nelson Mandela has through his fight for equal rights, become a role model for many people in the world. Mandela fought against the apartheid system in South Africa. It was a system created by the white immigrants to keep the racial groups white, black and colored separate, and to give white people more advantages. Nelson Mandela thought apartheid was wrong, and meant that everyone should have equal rights. Mandela was imprisoned for a many years because he fought for what he meant was right.
As a Mexican American I was raised acknowledging both of my cultures, but as I got older the concept of being Mexican American became more complicated. I remember watching the movie Selena when I was younger and being able to relate to one scene that involved the discussion about how tiring it is to be Mexican American. The characters discussed how Chicanos have to prove that they are American enough for America and at the same time being Mexican enough for Mexico. Additionally, if they are too much of one or the other, they are faced with constant criticism. An identity crisis builds up for Chicanos because of the uncertainty of who they are and where they belong.
The novel was published during the Industrial Revolution, a time of great economic change in which laborers fought for fair conditions at the workplace, and employers fought to defend themselves. People formed groups to work for their own benefit, thus causing the separation of classes. As a novel written during the Victorian era, Emily Bronte’s intensely class conscious novel Wuthering Heights is a story of protecting and improving one's social and economic class. Much of this struggle results from a distinct division of classes and is described through such ways as personal relationships, appearance of characters, and even the setting. The division of classes is based on cultural, economic, and social differences, and it greatly affects the general behavior and actions of each character.
Throughout time many people have been oppressed based on who they are, and what they identify themselves as. Men, for many years have been dominant over aspects of life. Whereas women are seen as nothing more but inferior beings. As we evolve as a society, changes slowly happen throughout history. New policies and laws are put into place to ensure an equal opportunity for all.