General strain theory was developed by Robert Agnew. There are three major categories in the types of General strain theory: Failure to achieve positively valued goals, the loss of positively valued stimuli, and the presentation of negative stimuli. A positively valued goal has three sorts and those are money/economic success, status and respect. Lack of money causes strain because it is not obtainable through legitimate means. Strain will result from the lack of autonomy disproportionately affecting adolescents and the poor because of their lower position in society.
As a result, the Social Security Act of 1935 was passed providing old-age pensions and unemployment insurance. In 1937, a recession occurred that not only wiped out most of the gains, but also caused many people, including FDR, to doubt the effectiveness of the New Deal. In order to deal with the situation, FDR needed to rearrange his executive branch. He was given the power to do this through the Reorganization Act of 1939 and also hired additional confidential staff.8 Around this time, World War II broke out, so Roosevelt began implementing defense measures. He had a strong opposition to war and planned on the United
However, some sources examined by Alexander (2004) attempt to lay the blame on “Incompatibility of British Muslims” (Alexander 2004, pp. 527). For example, John Townend, an MP at the time, blamed massive immigration since the end of WW2 for the breakdown of Anglo-Saxon society (Alexander 2004). When saying this, perhaps Mr. Townend did not realise that Anglo-Saxon society was a heavily patriarchal (a factor which is used to put Asian society in a bad light today as we shall see) society from the Dark Ages, largely irrelevant to post-war society. The BNP also blamed the Asian community for the riots, when in fact they were retaliating to the BNP’s provocation, without which perhaps the spark for rioting may not have been fuelled and instead a more peaceful protest may have taken its place.
The issue of racial bias against Middle Eastern Americans in the United States has only worsened as time has gone on. Racial profiling, harassment, and unfair treatment are only a few types of abuse that Middle Easterners have had to face on a day to day basis which has stirred up anger and irritation in American society. This is a serious problem because if people are treated unequally then we are no longer the “land of the free” and society cannot move forward if we have racism holding us back. There is also a global and political aspect to this in the sense that Middle Eastern countries would choose against being allies with us due to the amount of hatred they receive in the United States. This discrimination was at first believed to stem
United States trade with China really weakened under Taft’s presidency. Furthermore, Taft’s program which was aimed at commercial advantages in Central America provoked the existing hostility that had been created by Roosevelt 's military intervention in Santa Domingo and Panama. The appalling relations between the United States and the other American nations to the south lead to the assembling of a Pan-American Conference. The intent of the conference was finding ways to limit U.S. influence, intervention, and commercial penetration. Congress gave firm disagreement when Taft ordered over two thousand troops to the Mexican border ready to intervene in a revolutionary-torn Mexico to protect the U.S. investments.
The massacre changed the lives of the families and friends of the victims of the massacre, and it also changed the lives of the soldiers. The laws and protests during the time of the massacre were almost as horrific as the massacre itself. Most of the laws were set to tax the Colonies so that Britain could pay their debts, but they did not work due to the boycotts the Patriots had used to protests them. The Townshend Acts, created by Charles Townshend, were a taxation of all of all of the goods that were imported into America. The acts were so outrageous, that it eventually led to the Boston Massacre.
Culture Trends in the 1920s The 1920s opened an economic recession followed by an influx of immigrants and cultural and racial tensions in the USA, which created an atmosphere of intolerance. The fear that people had toward the Germans and Communists spread even to the immigrants, which triggered a general increment in racism and nativism. A lot of Americans saw immigrants as a threat to stability, and they faced a lot of prejudice to protect the old stock Americans. Also, to restrict immigration the Ku Klux Klan reemerged. It was founded by William J. Simmons and was meant to preserve the American whites’ protestant civilization through fighting for Americanism.
The California Gold Rush was amongst one of the many attractions that America offered. However, the Chinese immigrants had many difficulties on their way to following the American Dream. An obstacle they had to overcome was the laws of their imperial monarchy of the time, the Qing dynasty of China. Their rule, which lasted from 1875 to 1908, had opposing views on the working class of China migrating to America and is what postponed immigration for many Chinese people. Those who were able to immigrate were second and third class and often came without much wealth, enduring the poor living conditions on their transportation, with small cabins and terrible food.
The South began to rise to power and as a consequence, Jim Crow Laws were enacted, terrorist groups such as the Klu Klux Klan began to grow in numbers, and the legality of segregation laws was affirmed in the case of Plessy vs. Ferguson (1105). Meanwhile, Chinese immigrants suffered at the hands of racism as anti-Chinese sentiments grew. In the late 1800s, the U.S. government passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, which created barriers to immigration and prevented Chinese immigrants from becoming U.S. citizens (1112). Given the oppression minorities faced at this time, many of them began to internalize racist ideologies and aligned themselves with whiteness in an attempt to climb the social ladder. The authors of these stories critiqued this culture of white supremacy and encouraged minorities to reject the
Although people came to America for opportunities, there were consequences that occurred. Many people that migrated to America came from different cultural backgrounds that it caused ethnic tensions and many religious bias. In time, the people of America gained hostility towards immigration after people from Southern and Eastern Europe migrated to America. Eventually, the feelings of nativism came about because of the fear of communism and since America was experiencing the Great Depression, we were unable to afford the influx of immigration. Therefore, America found the need to pass a legislation called The National Origins Act which was passed in 1924 because of the hostile feelings towards immigrants.