The intense participation in the World War I and how it helps immigrants to earn the nation’s citizenship, and credit from the American society and it benefits America to become a country of immigrants. This book also covers details about the 12 immigrants’ struggle, addressed as the alien in the America to earn bread for their families, their passionate fights in the World War I, which in turn gain constitutional recognition. Also, it provides details about the commonness of the race-prejudice, ethnicity, disproportion in the society. Additionally, it excellently, but indirectly throws light on the subsequent reasoning behind US’ present and enduring diverse
The Progressive era became an iconic time that would not exist if the U.S. was not a democracy. Individuals became empowered to change after seeing all the problems that industrialization created. Progressive era reformers in the late 19th to the early 20th century believed in constructing a new order to improve American welfare. During the progressive movement many progressives such as Robert F. La Follete and Jane Addams sought to generate reform for fairness and to enhance moral values. As a civic duty, progressives such as W.E.B Du Bois fought against the racial injustice in America as well as establish a new order to create a more virtuous society.
The period of the 1960’s brought about a multitude of social and economic changes for Americans. This decade saw an increase in Cold War tensions as well as US involvement in the Vietnam War, while in the US, issues of civil rights and social tensions were prevalent and pressing. The President throughout much of this time was Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson crafted his Great Society, a series of programs related to stopping racial injustice and providing aid to lower-class Americans in order to reduce poverty. These systems including an expanded health care system, public education, welfare, and laws banning segregation and assuring minority voting.
Malcolm X wanted every race to be separated and I feel like if that would’ve happened the United States would be an awful place. Martin Luther King’s views helped create a better environment for every race and I really think his political views and strategies were more efficient than Malcolm
He helped the United States of America became united during the civil war, he also ended slavery, and lastly, he chose to lead his country into a better place and took the consequence of which is death. Lincoln was a heroic president, he fought for the slaves’ freedom and he led the American through the Civil War and encouraged the Congress to pass out the Thirteenth Amendment in which outlawed slavery in America; He is a hero and his achievements still positively affect us in current days. Did you know how terrible would it be if our country, The United States of America is split into half and would not be called the United States of America but one will be The States of Union and the other will be The State of Confederacy? Lincoln was the hero to stop the Southern part of America from separating from U.S., Lincoln and the Congressman made an army called “Union” which fought in the Civil War between the Northern and the Southern states of America. During the Civil War, our nation
President Woodrow Wilson was the last of the Progressive Presidents and as such caused great economic, political and social change. He served between 1913 and 1921 during which he imposed economic change through reforms, both national and international political change and a change in the role of women, giving them the right to vote. The effects of Wilsons presidency created abundant change within American society that had long lasting impacts. Political change was imminent in Wilsons second term as he was given emergency presidential power to, in some cases, bypass Congress, to speed up the law-making process. For example, he imposed the Selective Services Act in 1917 which authorised conscription in the US so that the military could be built up quickly and would not have to rely wholly on volunteers; according to Khan Academy this was well received by the American public as they were incredibly patriotic and believed it was their responsibility to support their nation, as such few men dodged.
The Great Society was a set of programs in the United States launched by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the main goal was the eliminate poverty and racial injustice. Over 60 programs were part of the Great Society which was based from Franklin D. Roosevelt 's New Deal (1933–1937). Lyndon B. Johnson became president after John F. Kennedy assassination (November 22, 1963, Dallas, TX) , under Johnson’s presidency he enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1964, War on Poverty, Voting Rights Act of 1965, Anti-Anti-Poverty Program, New GI Bill, Minimum Wage Increase, Food Stamp, Housing Act, Medicare, Child Nutrition, School Breakfasts, Environment Aid, and Elementary and Secondary Education Act ( No Child Left Behind revamped) The Civil Rights of 1964 and
The implementation of those government programs were to support the New Deal which was presented with the sole purpose of providing relief to struggling Americans. Those government programs were brought along with a sharp increase from deficit spending from his predecessor, President Hoover; the deficit spending increased 1 billion dollars following Roosevelt’s election and continued to increase throughout his presidency (Document 5). The display of his spending and increased government involvement is consistent with his traditionally viewed liberal philosophies, but his policies and actions deviated from those liberal principles. During his campaign, Roosevelt took careful time and measures to outline what the very being of liberal thinking was and how he planned to frame his policies around that (Document 1). His promises were inconsistent on the campaign trail such as reducing government operation cost which would ultimately result in reducing government involvement and provision for equal opportunity (Document 4).
Gaines Novel A Lesson Before Dying, is able to control his own destiny because he proceed to get educated and go to an University to help the children in his community who desperately needed to further their education. Grant was able to stand up to racism in his community because the majority of people portrayed a racist attitude towards people of color. He stood up by helping Jefferson with life lessons and how to die with dignity. The members of the community thought that Jefferson was an animal but by giving Jefferson receiving an education helped him demonstrate that he was a man and not a
Roosevelt’s New Deal programs were based on various, not always consistent, theories on the causes of the Great Depression (Franklin D Roosevelt Library & Museum). FDR set up a vast set of acts to help the United States through these hardships. In FDR 's accepting speech he pledged " a New Deal for the American people" saying that he would improve America once again and return to normalcy (Franklin D
His role as a powerful social reformer resulted in an increased appeal to reform. The book he ended up writing, How the Other Half Lives, even caught future president, Theodore Roosevelt’s attention. Roosevelt began offering him jobs, claiming that he had “read [his] book and [he had] come to help” (Moore). The two teamed up; Riis taking Roosevelt to the slums to show him everything he explained in his book. Moved by the sights, the future president succumbed to his distraught conscience; he took action and “demanded that city officials pass the first significant legislation to improve the state of affairs in immigrant neighborhoods” (Moore).
The Great Society demanded President Johnson’s the end of poverty and racial justice. He saw the Great Society as a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demand of commerce, but the desire for beauty and the anger for community. According to Johnson three more areas need to be reformed; education, the environment, and cities. His program providing job training, remedial education, a domestic Peace Corps called Volunteers in Service to America, and a Community Action program that empowered the poor to shape policies affecting their own communities. In 1963, the antipoverty program helped reducing the portion of poor people including black poverty to a half the percent during the same
The Community Action Program was designed in order to “…encourage the urban poor to organize themselves…,” and this had the power to “redistribute power away from local officials”2. This was highly effective in encouraging individuals to work. Head Start also generated a powerful effect. This program provided “early schooling, meals, and medical exams for impoverished preschool-aged children”2. This was crucial in order to lower the poverty rates.
Assimilation is critical as it dispels confusion and irrational fear of differences and diversity, dissipating dangerous and erroneous discrimination against immigrants. It is America’s historical plight as Jacoby eloquently phrases it, “that we as a nation not only can but must continue to absorb those who arrive on our shores: absorb them economically, culturally, politically and, perhaps most important, give them a sense that they belong” (424). “E pluribus unum”, "out of many, one" is the motto of the United States, originally selected by the Great Seal Committee in 1776. This dedication cements the American ideal that the unified whole is made of many; a modern day foundation of many assimilated