The GAR continuously challenged congress to pass additional bonus compensations. The veteran’s organization became one of the most powerful lobby associations in D.C. The Pension Act of 1890 was introduced into congress by future President William McKinley. The Act provided all honorably discharged veterans with ninety days or more of service a monthly bonus of $6 to $12 dollars. A series of additional legislative actions granting veterans and their family’s additional monetary awards ballooned the nation’s annual bill from $170 million dollars in 1917 to over $16 million dollars before World War I.
In the article “50 Years Ago, Immigration Changed America” by Kenneth T. Walsh it explains the impact of immigration, legal and illegal, on the United States. Immigration is a controversial issue now in whether people who migrate over are boosting or declining our economy and what will be done about it. Immigration and its laws have changed significantly over the years and have greatly affected the United States whether people believe positive or negative and statistics need to be shown to prove it. Walsh tries to show how things have changed overtime.
The tea party movement has heavily shaped the policy outcomes and election outcome over the past 6 or seven years when it was started in 2009 following president Obamas election. I am interested in unearthing the reason this movement has happened and further how they can negatively impact the Republican Party. Although the movement may be beneficial in some areas I believe that it has collectively splintered the Republican Party regressing any party progress and derailing its common interests. The tea party movement which is made up of many small conservative groups that have the most emphasis on fiscal issues aside of other major issues that conservative groups rally around.
After Word War I. It had an enormous increase that from 1917 to 1921 the national net product of America increased to seventy billion dollars which is forty-one billion dollars more than the period I listed which is before the World War I start America want to gain profit form this war so they didn’t ever stay away from the deals with European countries specially arms trade even when they claimed them as neutral. According to a report during the time period America remain neutral, their foreign trade earnings is about 4.5 to 5.0 billion dollars, it counteracted all the debt America have before the war. Obviously all of these prosperity is depending on the increase of the international
I think students should get paid for good grades for several reasons, for example it will motivate the students to work hard, teach the students responsibility, and it will make the teacher’s job easier. Some students around the world are asking this question, “should students be paid for good grades”. Some students say yes we should, because students are working hard to get good grades, so they deserve a proper gift. Imagine the situation if the school pays the student who gets good marks. All students that are getting good grade, will try to keep their level the same, even the students who get bad marks, are trying their
Without doubt it is vitally important to not allow the dismantling of the existing support structure that has been built over decades until a realistic, quantifiable and sustainable program emerges. To be sure that any programs blueprinted will do no more harm, on the contrary aiding the poorest of us to rise to better wage jobs and education, both vocational and collegiate. A way to make these changes happen is to target the middle class and their voting power. Show them that they have more in common economically with the 99% than the 1% who wield the power by controlling 1/3 of the wealth. With that power newly elected candidates for office will finally do serious work to improve the lives of the constituents they serve, both the middle and the poor.
The American Legislation Exchange Council (ALEC) stand side by side in order to create model bills for American life and work harder to get them passed. This is important to American politics because of their influences. In the past decade, more than $370 million dollars have been raised in for and against state elections. They encourage states to accept and reject bills and influence the election of representatives and officials who are willing to stand by
There are many people that think college is a waste of time, but people will be higher-skilled, it’s a good investment, and they will be more knowledgeable. “Education helps people do higher-skilled work, get jobs with better-paying companies or open their own businesses (Leonhardt)”. This shows that when people get a college education, then they will get a better job and will have a better work ethic. Majority of “college graduates - 86% - say that college has been a good investment for them personally ( Pew Social & Demographic Trends)”.
Obama’s Immigration Policy: Presidential Memos to order Deferred Action Within the last few years, immigration has been a huge topic for debate. Americans have seen a large increase in the numbers of immigrants, specifically illegal immigrants, over the last few decades. That has many citizens wondering what has changed. One of the most recent changes has to do with an executive policy known as deferred action.
Being exposed to broad knowledge which provokes lifelong learning, students from Liberal Arts Colleges can easily change occupations later on in life after college. Michael Roth claims that although vocational education might seem more pragmatic and reasonable because it offers graduates a job which they already know how to do and guarantees them a high starting salary, it does not teach them the needed skills which apply to more than one field of work. Furthermore, focusing on only one profession does not guarantee students that their job will continue to exist in the near future (“Controversies”). According to Bernard Marr due to the technological advancement in recent years some jobs are threatened of extinction. The general belief is that this concerns only low-skilled workers.
Why not give the people more ? Minimum wage is a constant conversation in America. The current state of this controversial conversion in America is raising the current minimum wage, which are 7.25. As of today, 1.7 million Americans are living off minimum wage every year. These people are all living under the poverty line.
As the United States gets ready to enter into another election year, each party is gearing up and raising money for their political campaigns. Numerous polls will take place and questions as well as platforms will come together in an effort to get the publics endorsement and hopefully their vote. It is important to understand why money and polls play a vital role in the American political system. It is equally important to look at certain aspects of issues that have plagued Congress such as the government shutdown and the debt ceiling crisis and how each of these aspects shape the political arena and what needs to be done in the future to preserve our way of life.
The “American Dream” has been set in stone by the founding fathers since birth of the United States. This concept has always been discussed in every history lecture that we have sat through from elementary school to college. But, why discuss about the American dream in every history class since its debut? The purpose of the lectures is to discuss about how the “American Dream” affects the American people. In result, The “American Dream” has sparked a lot of controversies and debates for decades about the topic of if the “American Dream” is an unrealistic goal or if it is possible that anyone can achieve it.
Small Businesses could go out of business if we raised the minimum wage to a higher price. This is a widely debated subject of money, income, and the effect raising the minimum wage can have on businesses and the economy. Currently, the federal minimum wage is seven dollars and twenty-five cents and have been established that way since 2009. It has been said minimum wage should be increased to accommodate living expenses and travel time to places of work. The problem with raising minimum wage , that many people do not realize, is how it affects big and small businesses.
Minimum wage has emerged into one of the most contentious topics today. The issues involving minimum wage has always been entangled in a huge debate, therefore two groups of people were created; the proponents and the opponents. Both of these groups go into immense debates that entails both the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage. Minimum wage is defined as the lowest wage paid or permitted to be paid; specifically a wage fixed by legal authority as the least that may be paid either to employ persons generally or to a particular category of employed person. Advocates that want to raise the minimum wage believe that it has not kept up with the Cost of Living Average, as a result, many of them push for a higher wage in order to keep up with the cost of living.