Economic involvements had a bigger impact on the great depression. The great depression was a time of need for the Americans. Due to the supplies and accessories shipped out during the war, America was low on supplies, money and control, and president Herbert Hoover did very little in an attempt to overcome this problem. Men and women were driven into what were called Hoovervilles, which was a collection of teepee huts gathered together to make a community. Just as the people thought they had hit rock bottom, a switch of presidents helped make all the difference.
Economic: The southern economy was good because the British helped with the demand of cotton. Social: The North was happy because over $830 million went to the war effort and they benefitted greatly. Summary: The transportation of people and goods were changed by the invention of the steamboat and the railroad. Gold had been discovered in California and Australia and it came at a crucial time for the US economy and World economy. However, the US was the last place to have whole faith in gold.
It was a time of greed, corruption, and broken capitalism was common in America. Theodore Roosevelt didn't do it for himself. He did it for America. Why were robber baron's so bad to America's economy? Robber barons controlled an entire market, they stop competition from selling which didn't allow progression, took away businesses affecting
Hoover wasn't sure about the depression so he wrote a letter to the governor of Illinois, Louis L.Emmerson. Emmerson wrote back saying that United States was in debt. The truth hit Hoover, he tried very hard to help the depression go away. People started to blame Hoover for the great depression. One of Hoover’s famous quotes was: “Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself” This means, Hoover is explaining that many people started to blame him for the depression.
Vanderbilt made millions using the railroad system and built an empire with them. The impact it had on the gilded age was the number of jobs it provided to the fresh-in immigrants. Vanderbilt knew that he could hire immigrants and they would work for not that much money and with these new railroads america will be shrunk for easier expansion of the immigrants.
Another example is the American Revolution. When the British ruled over the American colonies, they imposed many taxes. Eventually the American grew tired of these taxes and started complaining and rebelling against them. By waging war against the British because their way of ruling rule was unfair, the Americans managed to break free from Britain and establish their own existing country and
this quote shows the results of the fashionable materialistic society of new york. Everybody wants to be the wealthy however the poor suffer lots as a result of the by-product of the capitalistic society. The by-product during this novel is the Valley of Ashes. This shows how individuals throw out regard for others in exchange of the pursuit to be wealthy (This is incredibly immoral). This is often believed to be the American Dream.
For people like Tom in the Great Gatsby, the eyes stand as God because what they’re doing is sinful and wrong and they are aware of that. “Terrible place isn’t it,” said Tom, exchanging a frown with Doctor Eckleburg ” (Fitzgerald, 26). Tom is a perfect example of a really greedy person who has never had to work for anything and is another example of how money completley corrupts people because it has become a basic need for Americans. After Tom picks up his girl from the valley of ashes he looks up at Doctor Eckleburg and feels guilty for a second, but because of his money he is assured that all his money will protect him and he can always stand behind his money. “And, entering or leaving the city, one cannot escape the valley of ashes and the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg.” (Twayne publishers) This basically explains the same thing except that wealthy or not you can never escape the eyes of god and that someone will always know if you’re a lie or a cheat.
America may have been founded on this premise, but for something so valuable, today 's society cannot claim to have our nation 's greatest asset without a fight. I think that America should continually have to fight for our freedom because of the abuses of freedom, how the world is evolving, and how freedom is a luxury and an honor, not a right. In our current time we live in a world of wars. These wars and those preceding them have one thing in common; freedom. Whether it be freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom from tyranny, as long as there is freedom there will be wars to fight for and against it.
All of this led up to having most of my family and extended family moving to America. Which helped them get successful and gave them a better quality of life. My grand uncle wanted a really good education, and have a better quality of life in the states then that he would ever have in India. In 1961 at the age of 26, my grand uncle was the first person in my family to move to the United States then Boston to teach college. He came on a cargo ship from Australia from studying there for a couple of years.