Expansionism In The 1940's

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To answer the question as to why the United Stated decision to increase their involvement into expansionism and foreign conflict during the 1890’s to the 1940’s, we would have to analyze the driving force and reasoning for them. Initially, during this time period, many aspect of the United States sociologic, and economical commonality and etiquettes were shifting due to a raise in population from both natural domestic births, as well as large immigration fluctuations, overall stability of the U.S economy and banking system. The three points that will be covered in this paper is the view on Woman and their status changed through the lens of the America society, the political involvement in foreign affairs such as the Spanish-American war, and…show more content…
There was multiple influences for the U.S involvement, a bit of it was peer pressure from eastern countries, the abundance in resource and the control of the water near the location that occupy. The conflict was relatively short, and low amounts of causalities. The Monroe Doctrine was created at this time to make is the United States duty to protect Central and South America from European forces. After the conflict was over, the United States had imperial control over Cuba, Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines, using the Philippines as a stepping stone into China. The United States changed from a country with a surplus in nearly every aspect of society, from population to production, to a country that has enough influence to impact the global economy. The time between the 1890’s to the 1940’s were a time where the many the U.S has to compare itself to every other empire and see where it can fit itself in. The nation was struggling with its own difficulties, and a strong rally point such a war to could have the population come together, and with the changes that occur, new embraces can have a chance to fill in the…show more content…
Underlying economic issue were already prevalent before the stock market crash. Credit purchases were very high, but people can’t pay off credit due to ignorance, the lack of understanding how credit works, and a weak and volatile stock market that was easily influenced by false assumptions. What made the great depression a depression was high unemployment, it was reaching double digit unemployment percentage. Waves of bank failures crippled the bank reserves when people came to retrieve their money, and since the banks were unwilling to handout credit, accounts would froze up, less money in circulation, causing deflation. To mitigate and stop future depressions, Franklin D. Roosevelt worked with congress to create the New Deal. The New Deal is a set if government programs intended to fix and prevent economic downfalls. The New Deal famously refers to the three R’s, to reform banking and financing institutions, relief by giving out help where it is needed, and recovery, to fix the economy in the short term and have people work on projects. In the midst of the economic reform, the CIO union helped equalized a free-falling employment system in a manner what is more
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