The amount of wealth amassed by the top 1% of the population began to unnerve the American public and politicians alike. The rich got richer while the rest remained stagnant or became poorer. Labor strikes and riots were common during the time. Policies were put into place to prevent individuals from gaining this much power ever again. In todays’ modern Gilded Age loopholes have been exploited and the rich are becoming just as powerful as they have ever been.
the city San Francisco “became the most cosmopolitan city in America, with large numbers of French, Germans, Americans, Mexicans, and Chinese,” (Gillon 69). This shows that the Gold Rush attracted immigrants from all around the world to California which caused the city to become more diverse and more cultures were practiced throughout California. California became more diverse because of the Gold Rush. In conclusion, the Gold Rush had a positive impact on American History because Americans grew in wealth and California became more diverse. Americans were able to make thousands of dollars off of gold and immagrants and foreigners from all over the world came to California.
Van Buren’s success kept us out of wars with Canada, Mexico, and Great Britain. Although, Van Buren was successful with those countries the Native Americans are a completely different story. He continued Jackson’s policies in getting rid of the Native Americans resulting in the Trail of Tears. Just at the beginning of Van Buren’s term there was a financial catastrophe, with almost all banks going bankrupt. This caused
Therefore, Britain became rich and even though the trades earned a lot of money, the nobles wanted more. To make more money, King George raised the taxes of the American colonies. Most of the settlers were not all Englishmen, they were immigrants from other countries as well. Many felt like the taxes were too high. Because of these axes, this caused settlers to move west onto uncharted land.
On the Contrary, with the substantial gifts of land from Aristocracy and European Royalty it was able built up large and profitable estates in various countries to become bankers and therefore the organization wielded considerable financial power (Cavendish, Richard 8). After the end of the Crusades in the late 13th century, the Knights Templar was left without a military role. Instead, they turned to banking. Their secretive ways and enormous wealth excited jealousy and fear, even among kings. In October 1307, French king Philip IV ordered every Templar in France to be arrested and confiscated their French lands.
The horse helped the Incas a whole heap with delivering there tools and items from one area to another, speeding up the buildings and shrines that were constructed. Given technology and ideas to build, the Incas started to get a lot more powerful by using the items they built to conqueror smaller tribes and empires. Although they had diseases at the time of constructing their tools so, they lost their most valuable builders so they had to trade some of their goods just to get extra help on making their objects losing some of the ideas in the
With better weaponry and warfare experience, epidemic diseases, and utter numbers the Europeans were able to overpower the Native Americans and cause the population of Native Americans to decrease. “Epidemics often immediately followed European exploration, sometimes destroying entire villages. While precise figures are difficult
The Byzantine Empire was a successful maritime-based civilization that connected Europe and Asia. There is much debate on whether the Byzantine Empire was a new empire or a continuation of the Roman Empire. Although the Byzantine Empire is made up of old parts of Eastern Rome, it was it’s own new civilization because of different religious beliefs, new advancements in technology, and a far superior economy to that of the Romans. The Byzantines valued Christianity and religious values much more than the Romans ever did. The Byzantine people valued their religious beliefs that it is said in document 2 that the God had more power than any living man.
The nations had a race to get as many colonies as they could. Most people believed that the more colonies a country had, the better of that country would be. Most people also believed this time period was the chance to secure greatness for their country within the future. Great Britain is a prime example of this case, the country had enjoyed an excellent economy and increase in military power due to their head start in imperialism. This is not the only ideal that was widespread during this time, the mindset of social-darwinism also had a great influence on the people.
In Europe around the time of the age of imperialism the coal was very good in most places which lead to more production of steel. Which caused the production of guns, swords and other weapons to rise and become higher quality. This affected imperialism because the better their weapons were the more wars they could win. In conclusion the production of weapons was very important during the age of imperialism. All in all Europe was thriving during the age of imperialism.