Men like Al Capone killed out their opponents to control their profits of the illegal goods. Like a monopoly, their greed made their illegal sales into a death race. I think that the passage of the Volstead Act and the ruling in the Scopes trial did represent genuine triumphs for traditional values. During the Scopes trial people were fighting for their religious beliefs because a biology teacher tried to teach his student the theory of evolution. Since the theory of evolution was completely against their traditional values, the process of the Scopes trial was justifiable.
Yet, the text stops short of calling for an action, because such action will be impotent and unlikely to be favored by the wealthy when they will not face much consequences. As said earlier, the text does make a very good case that the mass extinction is happening. Persuading anyone to care about the environment was a harder feat to accomplish in 1998, but Quammen has successfully done so through employing ethos, logos and pathos. The text utilizes logos through heavy use of lists and statistics. For example, from listing “causal factors that account for most extinctions” (60) to all the “semi-wild” places Quammen has visited for “dilettantish excursions” (67), the text often
But as these two have similarities, the purpose of going to the new world is quite different. John Smith came over to get rich and build a business which is kinda greedy. William Bradford came for opportunity to make a town of the religion of he was apart of along side his people. Seems like all fun and games for these two leader until both had run out of supplies and their people were starving to death. Aside all the starvation, comparing the greedy and selfish men from John smith , to the caring and religious families from William Bradford, at the end of it all i believe both men came out successful to what they were trying to
Later on Rutherford Hayes tried to bring down the Tweed Ring because he was so powerful and earned his way by corruption. Rutherford spent most of his time trying to take down Tweed so much that he didn’t thrive and work towards being successful at something. When he spent most of his time doing this, the Republicans considered this as a major cover-up. The Democratic came back with a response and argued that the length of time was necessary for state power to isolate and weaken local government
His writings were what pulled people into action. "Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed -- chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones... Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries since Christ 's time -- and long before that -- God has cared for these trees... but he cannot save them from fools -- only Uncle Sam can do that." (John Muir, American Forests.)
He forced his brothers from the grocery shop they had opened and, despite not even participating in its creation, became the fraudulent store 's only beneficiary. He manipulated his position in the Central Pacific Railroad Company to snatch the position as the California Governor and then used his position as the California Governor to snatch the position of company president from one of his closest friends. He left his original occupation as a lawyer because he wasn 't making what he found to be a satisfactory amount of money and instead decided that his fortune would be more easily made through manipulation, theft, and graft. He manipulated public opinion and forced any scandal that could 've damaged his political or social standing onto those around him, choosing to ruin the lives of his friends and family instead of facing up to his malicious plans and actions. He exploited any person or event in his life to better suit him, even maneuvering his son 's death into a ploy for improving public opinion of himself by opening a prestigious-now well-know- university commemorating his son 's death and drawing the public to love and sympathize with him again.
That led to problems when poor farmers were threatened by wealthy cattle drivers which were shown in the movie. Ryker, the wealthy cattle driver, abused his status and money to intimidate and wreak havoc upon the homesteaders until they would eventually pack up and leave. Had it not been for Joe standing up to Ryker, and pleading with the other homesteaders in the settlement, they probably would have left to avoid conflict with Ryker, but Joe was not taken down that easily. He wanted to defend his farm under all circumstances, whether that meant killing Wilson and Ryker, and helping his fellow homesteader rebuild when his house was burnt down by Ryker’s
When he was younger he would get drunk and get into trouble. He was selfish, he took land that rightfully belonged to the Indians and didn 't feel guilty about it. The battle he is known best for is the battle of New Orleans, he won the battle but that battle was not necessary. He was a sore loser, when he didn 't win president the first time around he accused Adams of corruption. When he became president he wanted to get rid of paper money, he hated it.
They cannot let them rebel or strike or it will spell the end of all they know. Furthermore, the landowners and bank owners fear the Okies because of their massive population size; they have the power to overpower them. “Okies-the owners hated them because the owners knew they were soft and the Okies strong, that they were fed and the Okies hungry; and perhaps the owners had heard from their grandfathers how easy it is to steal land from a soft man if you are fierce and hungry and armed. The owners hated them.” (Steinbeck 279). The owners and banks know that the only way to keep them from rebelling is to stomp on them, separate them and ensure they are always hungry and without a home.
These new beliefs negatively change Ibo society because it causes them to lose citizens and their civilization to lose power. Another example of how the white man’s arrival negatively impacts the Ibo people is because Achebe writes, “At first the clan had assumed that it would not survive. But it had gone on living and gradually becoming stronger. The clan was worried, but not overmuch. If a gang of efulefu (worthless man) decided to live in the Evil Forest, it was their own affair” (154).