As a result, States created their own constitutions about abolishing slavery. Before the Civil War, many people fought back and forth between sides of slavery. The United States’ creation of the Thirteenth through the Fifteenth Amendments was an influential compromise between United States and slavery because it challenged current society, abolished slavery, and created an equal country. Throughout the world’s history slavery was there. There were slave traders that captured and sold the slaves.
These corporations were able to control politicians, creating a government full of corruption. These businesses investested into politicians, in which they eventually became immune to nearly all legal issues. An example of government corruption caused by large corporations is the credit mobilier scandal of 1867, which damaged the careers of multiple gilded age politicians. This scandal was between the railroad and the Credit Mobilier of America Construction Company, the two businesses sold or gave shares to congressmen. This resulted in congressmen approving for federal subsidies for the cost of railroad construction, while simultaneously filling their pockets as well.
Lynching became widespread through the south quite quickly in order to restrain the blacks socially and it is said that approximately 4,742 individuals were lynched between 1882 and 1968; of the victims, 3,445 or seventy-three percent were African American (Perloff 315). That number is devastatingly large and shows you that lynching had quickly become writer into the fabric of post- reconstruction life. Lynching in the deep south became a community affair Lynching became a widely controversial topic in the United States and was opposed by many. Billie Holiday being one, makes a direct reference to lynching in her song Strange Fruit by saying “Black bodies swingin' in the Southern breeze” (3.) Billie Holiday brings the issue to the surface by including it in her lyrics.
The men who built America are viewed today as either “Robber Barons” or “Captains of Industry”. According to dictionary.com a Robber Baron is “a person who has become rich through ruthless and unscrupulous business practices. A Captain of Industry is “a business leader whose means of accumulating a personal fortune contributed positively to the country in some way.” These men are Robber Barons rather than Captains of Industry because of the unfair ways they got to the top, the cruel ways they treated their workers, and the rivalries they created with each other. The men who built America had a lot of money. It's said that they had enough money to reinvest in themselves and still have money to spare.
Both Zinn and the Pageant argued that the American government supported the big businesses, and it also took part in the corruption of these businesses. In Zinn’s chapter, we see that Daniel Drew and Jay Gould bribed the New York legislature to make their grossly inflated value of stock on the Erie Railroad legal. Similarly, as seen in the American Pageant, insiders of the Union Pacific Railroad Company formed the Crédit Mobilier construction company whose members profited a lot by bribing congressmen to look the other way. Both these pieces of evidence from Zinn and the Pageant reveal that large businesses joined forces with the government and courts to maximize their profits through corruption, and the government did not attempt to curb the corruption of these businesses. This also highlights the similarity of the perspectives of Zinn and the Pageant because according to the both of them, the government and court officials were also corrupt and collaborated with the businesses to gain more money, which is seen in the numerous bribes that the government took in exchange for favorable legislation and higher profits in both of the chapters.
Having this segregation caused fights, disagreements, and more cases brought into court because if race, but it was the start of a new world. The case of Plessy versus Ferguson started around the 1890s when the Separate Car Act statute was passed in Louisiana. This act stated that any companies carrying people in Louisiana must have separate but equal areas for the whites and blacks. Homer Plessy, in 1992, was one-eight black and purchased a ticket for first class and, sat in the white only area. He was then arrested for violating the new Separate Car Act and was taken to jail.
Between 1890 and 1906, blacks were eliminated from the political area as southern states amended their constitutions to disclaim blacks the balloting rights that had been assured by means of the fifteenth change (1870). Disfranchisement turned into enacted and enforced with the sizable use of violence, together with lynching, to terrorize blacks from exercise political activism. As legally-sanctioned styles of racial exclusion, Jim Crow segregation and
There is innovation in the products, as there is one solution but filled in different packaging; aluminium cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles. Concept of alienation as proposed by Marx can easily be seen in the documentary, as workers are totally alienated from the products, they lost the ownership of the product, they haven’t full information about the product; they have knowledge about their own task. As Marx has given the concept of alienation that hoe capitalist alienates worker by four ways: Alienation from the act of working: In the past people work to meet the basic needs but now capitalism has forces the workers to do the monotonous task like machines, we can see in the video that some workers were doing just the task of putting the product in the boxes or just operating a single machine again and again, this is how the worker loss interest in his
There has been lot of focus on developing the technical skills by organizations, and very less emphasis on the human and conceptual one (Katz, 1974). The company, where I used to work i.e. Infosys, the managers were very good in technical skills as they not only had their bachelor’s in IT/CSE as their subject but also used to have regular training sessions to improve them. However, many managers lacked the ability to deal with the human aspect. Managers considered their team members as McGregor’s (1960) theory X, like people driven by performance ratings and fear of losing projects.