The greatest political problem in the Gilded Age was the simple fact that so much of the politics and presidents were all corrupt in some way there is no politics at all if it's all corrupt. The government wasn’t certain on what they were doing. Then when the social Darwinism came along and they weren’t helping anybody. The rich were also giving money to people to form law and other things more in their favor that would be making them more rich than they already are. The presidents that were in office were also corrupt, when Grant was president, he had a few scandals while in office Credit Mobilier Scandal, Whiskey Ring Scandal, and the Trading Post Scandal.
When Theodore Roosevelt saw that trusts, or monopolies, were cheating millions of Americans, he did not stand by idly; he aggressively utilized the Sherman Antitrust Act to break up monopolies, causing some to mock him as the “trust-buster.” When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was faced with the worst economic recession in American history, he did not utilize moderate, monetarist economic policies; he passed what many would consider to be the most aggressively liberal economic policies in American history in the New Deal, which created programs like Social Security and the minimum wage, even though most of the New Deal was controversial and parts would be struck down by the Supreme
Perhaps if this presidential candidate were elected as President of The United States, then this fantasy world of common motivation, and joint efforts could become a reality. Although this is very unlike as mentioned, most people of America are too worried about self gain and self interest, and the facade of society places a biased view on anything linked to communism. Too many immediately reject any idea of communism. It can be seen that not significant work was done in the world in “Anthem” and that extreme forms of communism are likely to fail, but a less extreme form like socialism could possibly save the world from corruption, and could bring the world back together as
Based on their understanding, “it were better for mankind that the millions of the rich were thrown into the sea than so spent as to encourage the slothful, the drunken, the worthy” (Carnegie). Instead of feeling sympathy, upper-class men considered lower-class people to be harmful for the society. Because of the popular political opinions and the lack of federal government efficiency, even though Congress enacted an ambitious reform program during the 1860s and 1870s, it had no effect on issues caused by urbanization and industrialization (380, Amsco). Also, many people’s rights were harmed because of the inactiveness of
During the twentieth century, liberals were anxious to distance themselves from anything that might possibly be perceived as being associated with communism, which resulted in many cold war liberals abandoning their original concerns. Not only did the nation’s cultural and intellectual life suffer as a result of the weakened noncommunist left, but the institutions of American democracy suffered as well. Rather than arguing against issues, such as McCarthyism, that were occurring and would have originally concerned left-wing ideologists, those issues now became irrelevant. Therefore, in my opinion, the weakening of the noncommunist left can be partly blamed on liberals and progressives who reacted poorly to accusations that they were communist
John Adams presidency was controversial. Following George Washington’s presidency, John Adams became president but not by many votes. John Adams presidency was an ineffective President of the United States. I believe he was ineffective due to the XYZ Affair, the Alien and Sedition ACts, his political parties, and him isolating his cabinet and him as vice president. First of all, the XYZ Affairs and Alien and Sedition Acts played an impact on John Adams ineffective presidency.
Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin believed communism was the most daunting threat to the American government at the time. Moreover, most Americans had only heard of communism, but were generally unaware of the topic until McCarthy preached his opinions. After his speech to the Republican National Convention in 1952, American citizens suddenly felt a responsibility to rid the country of communists. Although the thought of communism did not pose a danger to the average American, McCarthy’s rampant speeches made unknowing citizens feel a sense of urgency toward the topic. One reason Americans heard little of communism is because the government did not want them to know.
While Eisenhower did pass the Civil Rights Act in 1960 the bill was a very shallow and superficial bill as it did not do much to improve rights for civil rights for example the bill only added 3% of blacks to the electorate role in 1960. This showed the weakness of the bill and proved Eisenhower did not seem to care about Civil Rights but instead cared more about pleasing the public with some sort of legislation which resulted in the watered down bill of 1960. A further way it didn’t do much for civil right was in the form of JFKs gestures. JFK was criticised for not doing enough for civil rights as he only seemed to do symbolic gestures such as he left a country club that did not take blacks and he invited more black people to the white house than any president did in the past. This shows the Kennedy did not do much for civil rights as while JFK is thought to have done a lot the majority of these acts were symbolic and didn’t do much in improving black lives at all; the black population was not better off after these
“Buchanan, a Democrat who was morally opposed to slavery but believed it was protected by the U.S. Constitution, was elected”( Source #5)This quote explains how another president had the same mindset of Abraham but still couldn't officially end slavery.”Taylor entered the White House at a time when the issue of slavery and its extension into the new western territories (including Texas) had caused a major rift between the North and South”(Source #7). This quote quote explains how other presidents made slavery worst. Although having different ideas than other presidents Abrahams’ assassination was unjustified because other American presidents did not make much changes or just made it worst. While Abraham Lincoln made on of the most important decisions by freeing the slaves. In conclusion, Abrahams assassination was needless because he was the first to have sympathy for slaves and made sure it ended and he lead America better than most other presidents.one thing to take from this essay is to support the correct leaders and dont support the incorrect
Trotsky ultimately ended up missing the funeral, and Stalin took advantage of this. He told people that Lenin and Trotsky were not close friends, and because people admired Lenin so much, they did not want a ruler who was much more different than him. Stalin, at the funeral, carried Lenin’s coffin. This made people think that Stalin and Lenin were close friends, which was actually not the case at all (Ronald). This helped kick Trotsky out of the competition, and gave Stalin a huge