The procedure of attaining a position in government dramatically changed in the United States between 1820 and 1840, and the rise of mass democracy was responsible for this. Many social changes occurred that changed the way officials were elected into government. Unfortunately, voting was still limited to free, white men, and it was the same white, wealthy men running for office, but these officials had to gain the respect of the common man to gain power. Along with an increased interest in politics, there was also a growing influence and respect that the rest of the population had in the voting process. Between 1820 and 1840, the rise of mass democracy changed the political stage, and men such as John Marshall, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and William Henry Harrison played a role in this process.
Their concept was to enable university men to establish themselves in a working class neighborhood so they could experience poverty at close hand and then help to alleviate it. Settlements aimed to preserve human values in a rapidly industrializing age. This helped the immigrants to adjust to their new way of living during this time. This movement recognized the worth of the United States’ diverse cultural groups. This concludes how the settlement house was one of the most impacting organizations in social welfare during the Gilded Age.
From the 1600s, African Americans were treated as slaves for white people. They had a very difficult life in their way of living. In 1861 the north were against having slaves, but the south wanted to allow slavery. Then the Civil War between the North and South began. Finally, the North won, and the slaves became free.
Twain uses the King’s greed to represent the southerners who did not want to give up slavery because they would lose money from it. In the end, slaves were freed and hundreds of plantations and southern properties were destroyed during the Civil War. One critic even wrote, “ Huck has to keep moving,
Learning from the actions of compassion and empathy gives people a better idea of how to improve and change things in the society. During the many years of slavery in North America, the Southern had little to no compassion or empathy for the people kidnapped from their homelands. Instead, the slave owners continued to keep them occupied with tasks. Further on in the era, many slaves like Harriet Tubman and others decided if they weren’t going to receive freedom than they’d run away from their plantations. The consequences for these actions if runaways were ever caught made it hard for other slaves to choose whether stay a slave or die trying to earn freedom.
These times were when they would run away and not be caught by a person and returned, or when they would be paid for. Slavery had an extreme influence on the thinking of humane actions. Now, the majority of people believe that slavery is wrong and inhumane. Booker T. Washington is the author of one of the most descriptive works describing slavery written. He wrote the autobiography which he called Up from Slavery.
The 14th gave everyone born in the U.S citizenship and the 15th gave African American males the right to vote. The Gilded Age was a time of corruption. Robber barons were the rich and powerful people. Working during this time was dangerous, lots of people lost limbs and got injured, and they didn’t make much. The meat industry wasn’t a good place, the conditions were horrible.
The Gilded Age The Second Revolution, or the “Gilded Age”, was a period of time between 1865-1896. Coined by Mark Twain, the term “Gilded Age” meant that the era had an extreme worship of wealth and that most people were haughty, shallow, and showed off their affluence just to demonstrate their high social class. Just from that definition, it is evident as to how different social classes were affected. While the First Industrial Revolution changed every single aspect of Americans’ life, the second took those original inventions and innovations and evolved them, some of which were railroads and the expansion of the market. Some men such as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller took total control of their respective market and created an enormous
Many of the social changes involved the South because the Union had been fighting for emancipation of slaves, so the social changes weren’t as drastic. Meanwhile, in the ex-confederacy, they were still fighting to keep slavery alive and still viewed blacks as property. Near the end of the Civil War, when it looked like confederates were losing anti-black groups started forming. In fact, in Harper’s Weekly in 1874, an image was featured and it depicted two people, one from the kkk and one from the white league, holding a banner that had black in fear and said worse than slavery. Their audience were those who agreed with emancipation, and more specifically blacks who had just been free.
Africans Americans were brought over to the United States to be slaves for Caucasian people. All African Americans had to endure torture, losing family members, punishment, and much more. They had no freedom whatsoever and if they tried to fight for it, they were punished for it dearly. African Americans had to face so much to gain their freedom, and even when they did some people did not agree with the ruling. Even in today’s culture there are still people who see African Americans as less and judge them harshly based off of the past.