An example of how it was positive for the economy was it opened up new trade routes witch bettered Europe’s economy and the partners in trading economy. Another example is that it brought new resources for new products such as corn and other vegetables which brought in more profit. Another example is the shift from feudalism to more of a capitalist economy so instead of a rich king and very poor presents there was more equal classes, so in turn is made people wealthier and shortening the class difference. In conclusion not only did the European expansion into the Western hemisphere in the 15th and 16th century’s benefits the Europeans it benefited many other civilizations to including the settlers and in turn an advancement for human
Patriotism and nationalism arose to counter other beliefs and immigrant biases. Disbelief in patriotism often resulted in cruel punishments and sometimes even death (Doc 2). Immigrants who migrated to America were expected to disown their native culture and adopt the American lifestyle, those who didn’t couldn’t be considered true Americans (Doc 10). When foreigners first arrived they saw patriotic ideas and symbols to make sure they too would adapt to be a Patriot (Doc 11). Patriotism was a common reaction to the Red Scare.
Imperialism was a controversial idea that a nation can extend its power outward through means of diplomatic or military force. This often results in a shift of power from one major force currently in control to another. The people of that nation under control conflict may also experience wars, rebellions, or cultural destruction. Looking at some of these events, we see some positives and negatives of imperialistic action taken by the United States, and how it affected the nations imperialized by the United States. For starters, let’s look at Hawaii’s annexation.
Part two, Covert Action, of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer, presents situations in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala where covert actions were used to abolish governments that the United States claimed had communist influence and intentions. These threats were misguided, but the excuse was used to justify the actions to the public. The true intention of these interventions was to protect American businesses in foreign countries. These interferences are still causing problems for all countries involved. The actions taken in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala were all to protect businesses in these countries.
Being able to transport items more quickly and efficiently helped boost the economy. The steam engine would spread from the United Kingdom and beyond. The spreading of the invention shows its importance because it shows that more people needed the invention to help their country
The colonist were patriots because they were being oppressed by the British and they were trying to have freedoms like every human has the right to. The British taxed the colonist for almost everything that they could which included the Tea act, stamp act, and the sugar act. (Burgan) Because of these reasons to them they were doing the right thing to do in the situation that they were in. The colonist were also treated poorly by the British which made them want to fight back for their freedom. Once the colonist started to fight back against the British they were traded worse with things like public killings, more taxes, and the British slowed all trades going into the colonies from countries that included France, Spain, and Portugal.
This was due to their growing population, capital, and political involvement. Because of this, the influence of the middle class spread through the economic, social, and political aspects of England, but all of this would not have occurred without the Industrial Revolution. As more new products were developed, there was a growing demand for educated workers. Thus, capitalists and others benefitting from the work of the middle class supported educational reforms. As better education became more accessible for the working and middle class, the working class moved into the middle class and the middle class rarely regressed into lower class.
When the Europeans arrived in North America, many changes came into the lives of indigenous peoples. These changes included things such as new weapons and horses, which made hunting easier, but Europeans also killed indigenous people, treated them as though they were less than human, and took their lands. These immoral things happened because of European desire for riches and glory. Because of this, the European impact on Native Americans should be seen as a moral question. Upon their arrival, Europeans saw indigenous people as heathens because of their religions and their difference in culture.
These acts made it harder for immigrants to become citizens and allowed the president to deport immigrants deemed dangerous. More relevantly, the acts made it a crime to publish anything wrong and scandalous/malicious writing against the government, specifically Congress and the President. Libel, according to the English writers, is language usually written to defame another’s opinions. Therefore, writing that is wrong and scandalous about the government can be classified as libel. Like the previous writers, the writers of the act found that words can be detrimental to the trust and welfare of the people, which is worthy of punishment.
Throughout time diverse regions have considered other societies to be barbaric, causing them to have the desire of “civilizing” them. Likewise, During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the American nativist groups, possessed a similar perspective towards immigration. Nativist’s opposed immigration, as they believed that it would negatively impact the United States socially, morally, politically, and economically. Socially and morally, the nativists feared that foreigners were a threat to the American society, as they were culturally inferior, possessed many ailments, and committed crimes. Politically, the ethnocentric nativists believed that immigrants would corrupt the government and negatively influence American politics.