In the following quote from the Homestead strike reading is a reflection of what happened, “The Battle at Homestead will be remembered as an occasion where human greed and civil rights collided and neither one came out on top” The Homestead strike made the Industrial Revolution more harmful because it lost many lives that didn’t need to be lost. Carnegie company was one of the richest ever and it couldn’t afford to give poor men and women a small pay raise. Also, they created a horrible situation by sending in the Pinkertons to do their dirty work. The amazing thing is that Frick had a huge mansion ten miles away but he still had to starve families.
Dust and depression swept through America at an alarming rate. The devastation and poverty caused during this era will haunt this countries history forever. However, factual history is hard to attain for each historian, writer, or even photographer tells his or her own story. The terrible storms shook the nation to its foundation and sent thousands of people to new lands in search of work and a better life. The Dust Bowl, the migrations, and the search for true factual evidence will shape the accounts of this dark era.
The Great Depression ravaged through the entire country of the United States in the 1930s, tearing apart families and destroying lives. Millions of average Americans had to uproot their entire lives and move to promised lands of prosperity. This mass migration westward damaged souls and reigned in vast amounts of death. The journey that many migrants, commonly called Okies or Arkies, made was treacherous and danger lurked behind every corner. John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath” chronicles the trek across the country from the viewpoint of the Joad family from Oklahoma.
Consequences of Complete Government Control The American people have always fought oppression from the government, but have relinquished their freedoms in the dystopian societies of Vonnegut’s short stories. He is able to illustrate the future governments of America based on the life he was experiencing during the Great Depression and World War II. During the Great Depression, 1929-1939, America encountered an economic slump that led to a 25 percent unemployment rate, failing businesses, and great hardships for most Americans.
He then went on the build many other steel mills across the united states, completely dominating the steel industry. He was commonly known to mistreat his workers and only care about profits and his machines. His factory environments were awful and the conditions were harsh. Andrew Carnegie was
1931 was perhaps the hardest years of depression. The unique convergence gence of personalities and institutions responsible for a luminous decade of African American creative expression centered in New York was quickly unraveling. "The Depression, Arna Bontemps, recalled, "brought instant havoc to the Harlem Renaissance of the twenties .The Depression had devastated the South Side and made a distant, painful memory of the employment boom that had fueled the Great Migration. " Last hired, first fired," black workers suffered the ravages of joblessness sooner and longer than whites.
In April 1968, Martin Luther King on the night before his assassination had told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee: “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through”. On 1 February 1968, two Memphis garbage collectors, Echol Cole and Robert Walker, were crushed to death by a malfunctioning truck. Twelve days later, frustrated by the city’s response to the latest event in a long pattern of neglect and abuse of its black employees, 1,300 black men from the Memphis Department of Public Works went on strike.
Adolf Hitler was an influential figure in American history for a multitude of reasons. His primary influences were made through getting Germany out of the Great Depression. The thing that makes Hitler stand out the most is the amount of people he killed. Through the years of 1933 and 1939 he instituted hundreds of laws and regulations to restrict and exclude Jews in society. His life spanned 56 years from birth on April 20, 1889 to his death on April 30, 1945, caused by suicide.
The United State caused the death of Several Native Americans with no sympathy but willingly executed a man for doing the exact thing that their government allowed. When comparing these two major events, the Trail of Tears and the Bataan Death March, one
“To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee, is set in the 1930s when racial discrimination was unchecked and rampant in North America. The racial bias had creeped into the American Justice system and had started to play a dominant role in deciding whether an accused was guilty or innocent. The Great depression of the 1930s had a huge impact on the african american population of the United States of America as majority of them employed as sharecroppers, mine workers or as minimal wage jobs. Due to the economic depression, lost their jobs and as a result lost their livelihoods.
One man, Vladimir Lenin saw that Russia was spiraling downwards, having lost two battles in a row and having the highest death count out of all the European countries he saw that a change was needed. Lenin was the leader of the Bolsheviks who were a communist group that wanted to draw out of the war and over thrown Czar Nicholas II. Preaching peace, and food he wanted, ¨the offer of peace, the salvation of Petrograd, salvation from famine, and the transfer of land to the peasants who depended on them,¨ (Document 8). People were drawn into this and, ¨increasingly taken in by the propagandists of the united Socialist Party and their internationalis ideas,¨ (Document 9). This combined with high death rates, starvation, communist ideals started the overthrow of Russia and the end of the war.
When analyzing the first part of “The Grapes of Wrath”, written by John Steinbeck, one can visualize the struggle of the times that sharecroppers and farmers went through in the Midwest area. Steinbeck depicts the era of America’s Great Depression which lasted until sometime after World War II. Steinbeck utilizes the first part of “The Grapes of Wrath” and the infelicity that fell the Joad and Wilson family as an example to show how the terrible drought known as the Dust Bowel affected many families from the American Midwest which also included Oklahoma. Chapter one assuredly establishes the tone for the whole novel. Part one of the the novel which include chapters 1 through eleven provides a backdrop for the main events of the narrative, describing
• Great railroad strike of 1877 which took place in West Virginia, against the Baltimore and Ohio for cutting wages third time in a year. It spread all over the railroad line leading to trains stoppage. Workers from all over the America supported the movement and had their sympathy for the workers of railroad. Federal troops were being called and strike ended eventually. According to me Protest wasn’t a bad idea, but the violence that took place is something unnecessary and wrong.
The Dust Bowl received its name in April 35, 1935, the day after Black Sunday. Robert Geiger, a reporter wrote: “Three little words achingly familiar on a Western farmer’s tongue, rule life in the dust bowl of the continent – if it rains.”. It was also one of the worst disasters for its time. The depression lasted from 1930 to 1941, and it impacted the poor, such as delaying marriages, dropping the birth rate and many children became sick and ill.