The United States developed politically and economically in the late 1700s and early 1800s through individuals who were passionate about the future of America. Although passionate, not all men agreed on the same ideas; this led them to split into two groups. These groups, or political parties, spent much of their time advocating for certain policies, events, or other governmental issues, such as supporting or opposing the current president. Primarily because of the difference in their leaders ' beliefs, the two- party system developed with each party built on different principles; The Federalist 's ideas often clashed with the Democratic-Republican 's. These ideas were originally set in stone and rarely wavered, but under circumstances
The rise of the United States to an international hegemonic position was accompanied by the conviction of its citizens to be part of a success story. This positive sentiment was consolidated as a national project based on values such as freedom, egalitarianism and "laissez-faire". The way of conceiving the country's position in the world was mediated by the notion of American exceptionalism based on its self-perception. Since the United States became a superpower with interests around the world, two issues were raised in its foreign policy. The first of them was how to prevent a politics of supremacy from becoming imperialism.
The United States had for years been improving and growing rapidly. Away from the other world powers in Europe, they were able to avoid their conflicts for a long time, but that changed. America got involved in World War One and it affected some of their advancements. U.S imperialism was able to thrive in WWI, with America using the power to expand their empire. American progressivism however, fell between the cracks and disappeared for a long while during and after the war.
In the mid-1800s the United States continued to undergo prompt changes that had made the country distinguished since it formed. Primarily during this time, the U.S started to expand and grasp more of the idea of so called “manifest destiny” which meant belief that God intended the American nation to reach all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The Americans, now determined in the belief that it was their right as well as their fate to expand, supported the nation’s entitlements for new lands. Throughout most of the 1840s, the United States and Great Britain mutually managed Oregon, and Utah was part of Mexico. This did not stop Americans from settling in either area.
In the 1890’s, the United States began to act like a great power. At that time, it had passed a period of crisis; the civil war, industrialization, immigration and the aftermath of the Reconstruction era added to anxiety of its economic crisis. Imperialism was called upon to aid in this crisis because it would create a system of foreign relations based on the exchange of goods, but it did so without understanding the consequences of its actions. One way the exchange of goods was used in creating foreign relations was through corporations. Corporations at the time went abroad to look for resources that the continental United States did not have, such as bananas and coffee.
The end of the 1800s marked a turning point in the United States’ engagement on an international level. The United States, a nation previously known to follow the isolationist ideas of George Washington, now started to expand both militarily, and economically. As a result of this expansion came new ideas, and political decisions to be made. A nation previously centered upon self-preservation now turned to the international sphere for the resources to support its exponential population growth. With this change in foreign policy came new challenges, most namely, how the US would address human rights and civil violations across the globe.
Within the years 1800 and 1855 an issue that was making waves in the United States was whether the country should expand in size or not. Multiple events such as the Mexican-American war and the idea of “Manifest Destiny” lead to a growing discrepancy between the supporters and opponents of expansion. Although the opponents had some valid and understandable concerns with expansion, the supporters overall had a better argument. To start off, trade was a reason that many people supported the expansion of the United States. The supporters claimed that the expansion could lead to a route to Asia and that the United States trade would flourish and the economy would boom and everyone would have their fair share of the success (Doc. F).
Before understanding the Monroe Doctrine, it is important to understand the circumstances that brought it fourth. In fact, it was a combination of events occurring in Latin America, South America, and Europe along with the ideals of former US presidents that prompted and set the framework for the creation of the Monroe Doctrine. The first issue was that in the early 1800’s, Spain’s power over its South and Central American colonies weakened as more and more colonies became independent, some through civil wars. By 1823, the following eight newly formed Latin American countries declared their independence: Buenos Aires, New Granada/Colombia, Chile, Peru, Santo Domingo, the Confederation of Central America, Mexico, and Brazil.
The New Deal was successful in terms of providing relief and improving economic conditions . The first New Deal focused on economic recovery. It introduced laws that would prevent corruption and irresponsibility in the banking system which prevented banks from failing for the entire year of 1936. It also created several agencies, such as the NRA, aimed at providing relief to the people. Such agencies provided work for many unemployed American citizens through government jobs or public-works projects, however, it was not enough as there were still thousands of Americans who were unemployed.
People are led to believe that the Great Depression started with the stock market crash of October 1929, but that isn't true and it leads people to mistake correlation with cause. When one thinks of the Great Depression they think it began after the stock market crash, but not because of it. The underlying economic conditions in the U.S before the stock market crash weren't all "moonshine and rainbows"; The 19 twenties featured large scaled domestic consumption of relatively new consumer products, which was good for American industry. Much of this consumption was fueled by credit and installment buying, which as it turned out was very unsustainable. The thing about credit is that it works fine unless and until economic uncertainty