Thousands of newspapers and television displayed the horrors of the war causing protests in the US. Most importantly My Lai massacre which killed approximately 504 innocent women, children, and men who were allegedly Viet Congs. This revelation shocked the whole world especially the US. Additionally, Viet Congs were supported by other countries such as China, Russia, as well as neighboring countries near Vietnam that helped them transport supplies through the Ho Chi Minh trail, unlike the US who also lost the support of its own people and
The Bubonic Plague, decimated nearly sixty percent of Europes entire population in the middle of the 14th century. Leaving nothing but death in its tracks, the bubonic plague derived the name the Black Death. Cases of this deathly plague were first reported in 1347, and gradually increased as the disease began to flourish from city to city. During this time, temperatures in Europe had significantly dropped, the heavy rainfall created widespread crop failures, which forced peasants to migrate towards heavily populated cities, just to survive. The population in urban areas soon tripled, as over crowding and severe poverty began to take place.
Accessed 7 Feb. 2018. In London, a trafficking circle believed to have brought over hundreds of immigrants into Britain was discovered and stopped. The traffickers would hire certain drivers smuggle their human cargo through ferries or canals into Great Britain. This circle was under surveillance for over a year but the police were not able to get involved until recently when they caught and arrested over 20 traffickers and detained the gang leader. The police also reported poor slave treatment and
The Trail of Tears was part of the Indian-removal process. The federal government drove out fifteen thousand Creeks from their land with promises of money and concessions. All across America, nearly a quarter of a million Native Americans, who eventually were stripped of their land by immigrants from Europe, lived happily in the Americas. In the early 1830’s, America was prosperous with natives. By the late 1830’s; however, barely any natives remained in the southeast of the United States.
The Armenian Genocide, the first genocide of the 20th century, resulted in a major exodus of nearly an entire population. This event is still largely ignored by the Turkish government, those responsible for the horrific incident that led to the deaths and deportations of millions of Armenians. Throughout the late 19th century and early 20th century, Armenians were pushed from their native origins in Turkey as a result of a brutal genocide, which consequently led to their escape to the United States to seek a better life through economic opportunities and avoiding persecution. Armenians experienced push factors to immigrate to America through the opportunity of a better life as well as the influx of new economic prospects. In the 16th century,
They were afraid that their lives were going to be taken from them. During this time, approximately 1,548,366 were detained, 681,962 were shot and over 1,000 executions per day. It is known that over four million people died during the great purge, but historians say this this number could easily be doubled. Survivors of the great purge claimed to have been threatened and tortured. Along with the Great Purge, Stalin also came up with a five-year plan.
For example, from document B there was a lot of violence, trade, and education decline. (The Dark Age)"Highway robbers that travel became dangerous." Another example, from The First Crusades document B is that the Franks slaughtered more than 70,000 people. "In the Al-Agsa Mosque the Franks slaughtered more than 70,00 people, among them a large number of Imams and Muslims scholars, devout men. According to The Black Death document A a man described how bad and how he felt.
After the Spanish made some fortunate discoveries in South America, the English were determined to strike gold in the north, however, they would soon find out that this “new country” was not so perfect. In the Spring of 1607, about 100 colonists sailed to North America and created an English settlement called Jamestown (Roden 49). Upon their arrival, they discovered that Jamestown was home to some 1500 Powhatan Indians, and, because the colonists didn’t bring the right people to defend themselves from Indian attacks, many people died (Roden 49). The colonist also didn’t bring enough people to ward off disease, drought, or famine. The English also made a number of bad choices, one of which was how they chose to treat the Indians.
Mass incarceration is the way that the United States has locked up millions of people over the last forty years using unnecessary and disproportionate policies. Contrary to popular belief, this is racially fueled as most of these policies saw to it that blacks and latinos be locked up for longer than their white peers and for smaller crimes. These racist roots within the system can be traced back to when the first slave ship arrived in the US. But our first major prison boom was seen after the American Civil war. I know that the Civil War was far more than forty years ago.
We as the US have thousands and thousands of great soldiers. Wouldn’t you think you would get caught coming in. In California, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, New York, and Illinois have had 60% of unauthorized immigrants coming in from 2009 to 2012. That is a lot of immigrants coming in. Here is the thing, so people do not like immigrants.