Samuel Brannan became a pioneer, printer and most importantly a merchant which made him become California’s first millionaire. Quickly after Samuel Brannan found out about the discovery of gold that was made, he made a newspaper called The California Star. The newspaper that he created ended quickly because it lost all of the readers to the mines. He later decided to create a newspaper and bring it to the East knowing he could make a lot of money off of it. By August 1848, people from the East were getting newspapers daily about the gold rush, which brought them slowly to Sutter’s Fort.
The California Gold Rush is a unique point in history that helped to shape the U.S. Without the gold rush, California may not be considered a part of the U.S. because it could easily have been acquired by Mexico. With the gold rush the U.S. wanted to obtain California both for its gold and to expand its growing population. Obtaining California was a benefit for many reasons. However, the part of the landscape of California was ruined in the process because many of its rivers were diverted destroying much of its natural landscape.
The United States of the early 20th century was one with a booming economy and a hunger for power. They had expanded westward and were looking to continue to expand their territory across the seas, in order to assert their dominance as a global superpower among the powerful nations of the time. The poor relations between Cubans and their Spanish rulers eventually led to the Treaty of Paris, which is when Spain surrendered the Philippines to the United States. It was at this point that another major divide between the American people was created. Many Americans believed that attempting to gain power over as many territories as possible was a bad idea and one that went against what America was built on.
Although the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act were passed, the economic demands were never accomplished. As the publicity of Americans rose, there were increasing numbers of white oppositions and racists. This shows his tactics took longer time and stimulated white oppositions more than before through publicity, which means growing publicity can act as a threat to the civil rights movement. The consequences of the march cannot be said to be fully triumphant and effective as they did not fully attempted their
Other disadvantage include the many displaced people, it promoted racism and mother countries to believe that they are superior. It also brought slavery up to not so long ago. The New imperialism benefited the Industrial Revolution at the cost of the colonies. It also heled with modern technologies, for instance the steam-powered ships to aid in the expansion of European empires that are a great now for exports, imports and transportation. Another disadvantage is the fact that colonies’ culture and beliefs were wiped out creating intolerance among people.
Theodore Roosevelt's anti-trust act stopped robber barons in their track's. The Anti-Sherman Trust Act wast the first act to outlaw monopolistic businesses which is reducing the fair market competition of enterprises and monopolies. Theodore Roosevelt sued J.P. Morgan for bad trust's and won the case in The Supreme Court. This was a turning point in America because robber barons didn't own America anymore. It was a time of greed, corruption, and broken capitalism was common in America.
Congress fought hard to limit the amount of non-Anglo-Saxons entering the country during this time, and racism, particularly that that was anti-black, was a prominent problem during the twenties. All these factors lead back to Zinn’s underlying point being that, during this time leading into the Great Depression, true unity was greatly difficult to attain and white supremacy was a violent force that was quickly spreading across the
In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s America started expanding abroad to try and enlarge our borders. However this expansion ended up creating more problems for the US. In the end America lost more than they gained all due to American imperialism. Imperialism is when a bigger nation takes over a smaller or weaker nation. When America did this they thought it would make them stronger but it ended up making then weaker and causing them to lose the allies they once had before they imperialized the smaller nations that once trusted them.
In the west wages were declining due to the Chinese immigrants taking jobs. Then the government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 to protect the American’s jobs. The act stated no Chinese immigrants would be allowed in unless their parents lived in America. After this act was passed the main concern of the government was urbanization. They government helped out with five challenges of urbanization crime, fire, transportation, sanitation and water.
After President Polk confirmed the rumors of gold in California in 1848 (Oakland Museum Staff), around 250,000 people came to California in seek of the soft metal that could lead to a fortune: gold (The forty-niners). The California Gold Rush not only presented fortune, it presented a new idea of the American Dream: “‘one where the emphasis was on the ability to take risks and the willingness to gamble