In 1902 the coal workers of Pennsylvania went on strike, demanding a twenty percent pay raise and their workday to be reduced by one hour. This left the country facing a coal shortage, and the president debating whether or not he should intervene. Though he had no official authority on the matter, Roosevelt decided to step in when heating shortages become more evident. Inviting both the mine owners and the union representatives to meet with him in the White House, Roosevelt was in full support of the miners. When management refused to negotiate, Roosevelt threatened to seize the mines and use troops to force them to run as a federal operation.
Economics Of Race And Gender In The Context Of Rosie The Riveter Film During the world war II, the economic and social arrangement in America and Europe underwent a serious change. This was because most energetic and able men were out in the battles leaving behind the old, children and women. The duty of providing for the families and the older citizens shifted from men to women. The constriction of solders throughout Europe and America also led labour shortage and companies, including arm manufacturing industries resorted to hiring women. Although there were millions of women working in the industries before the war, it become inevitable for women to take up men 's positions during the war and do jobs they would not do before.
The underrepresentation of the lowers classes caused them to March on Washington because they were arrested and sent home, being ignored once again by the government. The increasing numbers of the unemployed caused tension between social classes, one example being the march to Washington, led by Jacob Coxey, an American politician from Ohio. They crowd demanded the federal government to pay 500 million dollars to fund public works programs to create jobs, ending with the protest leaders being arrested, and the crowd being sent home. Wilson-Gorman Tariff (1894)- The Wilson-Gorman tariff is on the first level of good because the government finally recognized the lower class struggle, and provided financial help to those in debt. The Wilson-Gorman Tariff was a response to the government borrowing 65 million dollars from J.P. Morgan, in order to stop the “gold drain”, after Cleveland removed the Sherman Silver Purchase, which the people interpreted as the government favoring rich eastern bankers.
The Changes of the Western Front War, irrefutably, changes the mentality and ableness of a person beyond recognition. Through the hardships recruits and veterans face on the front lines, many come back as different people. Through their experiences, they take back gruesome images, and traumatic experiences. Many do not even return from the battlefield. German casualties in World War I were around “1.7 to 2 million”, and about “65% of all mobilized men were casualties” (Rabideau 1), many of whom were young recruits enlisted straight out of school.
He promised that the government would intervene in the economy to provide relief for the great depression, he proposed a ‘new deal’ that would give millions of Americans jobs and create a more stable US economy. “Roosevelt faced the greatest crisis in America since the Civil War.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography). In the beginning of his presidency, he began to make good on his promises, he created many agencies and associations to help get the economy under control and to help lower the unemployment rate. As the economy was stabilizing and the unemployment rates and GDP were beginning to rise back up to normal levels, he fell under criticism for putting too much power in the government’s hands for controlling the economy. He was also accused of putting the nation into debt and not managing the national budget very well.
Ronald Reagan was the 40th President of the United States of America. He had many accomplishments such as being a great American actor, ending the cold war, tax reforms, and rebuilding the armed forces. Ronald Reagan signed a contract with Warner Bros. and appeared in more than 50 movies. Reagan met his future wife Nancy Reagan in his career in film. When he was drafted during World War II Reagan’s eyesight didn’t meet the requirements for going out into the field, so he made training videos for Americans soldiers in boot camp and his career in acting helped him.
Reagan proposed that more than 4,000 jobs be cut from the state within 18 months. The California economy had moved into politics of abundance; services the people began to expect. According to the text, all of this is what attracted more people to come to California, but eventually, the negatives started to outweigh the positives. Reagan, therefore, tried to reverse these policies and “declared small is beautiful” (Lawrence, 33). Due to the various cuts made, the government was then able to offer tax rebates and property tax relief.
Furthermore, as the United States succumbed to the great depression, they sought to retract the loans made to Germany. Thus, Germany’s already weakened economic state coupled with the collapse of their economy led to the rise of angry, ultra-nationalist orators such as Hitler, who blamed Germany’s Jewish population for being war profiteers, effectively dividing Germany into Aryans who were viewed as superior to the inferior Jews. President Paul von- Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor of the Weimar Republic in 1933 believing that Hitler’s energized base would turn out for him. Hitler eventually expanded his role and assumed total power after the death of President von Hindenburg. Upon his usurpation of the position and the expansion of his powers, he became Germany’s Führer, passing the Nuremberg Laws against the Jewish populations and instigating Kristallnacht, which legalized all violence against Jews.
The U.S. Army, in order to offset the large cost of the Iraq War, has asked new recruits to pay $100 a month, or $1200 in their first year, to receive educational benefits. For many young men and women, $1200 is unaffordable, and they are being denied educational
The constitution was written to secure the rights and protect the people, “We The People,” of the United States as our fore-father, the colonist, have fought and declare their independence from Great Britain on July 4th 1776. Great Britain implemented injustice taxes like the Stamp Act to force the colonist to pay for debts they spent for the French Indian War. The constitution was written as a guide for the government to uphold their oath and to protect the rights of its citizens. However, many American today, 2016, believe that the government are progressively stripping many rights from Americans. The second amendment, the right to bear arms, is slowing being taken away.