Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200). Most wars in America are not well planned which is a bigger problem because more men will die. To start, a war, men are needed to fight and the poor have no other option. The rich can pay their way out by the power and money that has always been in their favor. It is a significant problem
How did some people during the Gilded Age manage to be wealthy and successful while others struggled to survive and provide their families with the basic needs? The Gilded Age took place during the 19th century and was time of prosperity for the wealthy and a time of severe poverty for the poor. During the Gilded age, some people, in this case the rich, really did benefit from the industrial economy that was created. While the rich benefited, the poor were making less than what they should have and were struggling to keep a decent life. The lifestyle of these two groups of people are significantly different, but also have some aspects in which they are similar.
In the Roman Empire, as well as the Han Dynasty, there were similarities. Some of the ways that they were the same are women did not have much freedom, also they had strong militaries, both had sophisticated bureaucracy, and also had a wealthy contested government. The Rome government had many differences from the Chinese government,
A HTC is continuity and change. The conservative Romans had their own system of values and, because they were able to preserve them during the centuries (no matter how many kinds of rulership changed), that provided continuity of Rome. The relationships between classes (patrons and clients) were a factor that provided stability. But a gradual change has happened, as the gap between rich and poor widened. The changing economy led to more poor people, and the higher class could not control them anymore.
As America entered the Gilded Age, its urban population grew, nativists resisted minorities, government corruption was rampant, and immigrant populations increased substantially (Shi and Tindall 626-644). Government corruption was exemplified by the patronage system, under which loyal supporters of politicians were given government jobs (Shi and Tindall 641). Most of the immigrants from this period were from southern and eastern European countries, such as Russia, Poland, Greece, and Italy, and were judged as inferior by many Americans because of their cultural differences (Shi and Tindall 630). Immigrants also caused tension during WWI because of their lingering loyalties to nations on either side of the conflict (Chapter 21 Overview). A combination of factors, including manifest destiny and a need for raw materials and naval bases, eventually prompted the U.S. to adopt the practice of imperialism (Shi and Tindall 666).
In the Classical Era, two influential empires emerged, Han China and the Roman Empire. Both were order-focused societies, which greatly supported the rise of these empires. However, Han China was built off the foundation laid by previous empires and already had a governmental precedent. In the end, both empires eventually fell due to a number of shared factors, one being the overextension of their land causing expenses to rise and borders to become vulnerable. For territories of their magnitude, Han China and Rome were well-structured empires that maintained order.
Economic Comparison of the Han China and Roman Empires It is interesting to discover that there were two hugely successful empires, located thousands of miles apart that flourished in ways never seen before in history, and that, although there is some evidence that they were slightly aware of each other’s existence, the two societies did not have regular contact. Yet both empires achieved similar economic and political greatness and developed comparable solutions to the problems they faced. These empires are the Han China and Roman Empires, lasting from 753 B.C.E. to 330 C.E. This paper will address the economic similarities and differences between the countries and the consequences of their actions which either brought down the empire or allowed it to survive.
There are some exceptions. The Han dynasty had a positive attitude towards technology, and most of the Romans had negative opinions on the role of technology in the society. The only exceptions were Seneca, a philosopher who hoped to advance the mind, and Frontius, a water commissioner promoting his own technology. If I had documents that showed how the legal codes of Rome and the Han, I could better explain how the systems of administration in the two areas varied based on the way they treated low-class citizens and the way they treated technology. But solely using the documents provided, it can be reasonably argued that the Han Dynasty promoted technology, therefore creating a better environment for their low-class citizens.
The Han Dynasty in China and the Roman Empire shared many similarities and differences when it came to political rule and the nature of their political authority. The most significant difference between the two is how the Han dynasty enacted policies that were shaped to counter the wrongdoings of the previous Qin dynasty, whereas the Roman Empire enacted policies shaped to create and promote peace and stability. The difference in the two empire’s coming to power was to account for their variance in political rule. After the Qin dynasty, the Han ruled China for four centuries, enacting numerous political changes and governing one of the most efficacious dynasties in Chinese history. Gaozu, the founder of the Han dynasty was the first low-ranked official to found a dynasty in imperial China.
Living in such an enormous empire had its benefits. As a Roman, you had education, culture and the protection of the largest military empire on your side. Living in this Empire also had some notable drawbacks. The empire had extreme poverty rates, threats of being in a constant state of war, and the government could impose huge tax burdens on the people. The residents of Rome thought that affordable education was a necessity.
Rome and China: The Two Empires on the Opposite Ends of Eurasia During the Antiquity, two major powers at the time were the Imperial China and Rome, with Rome in Europe and China in East Asia. Being that both empires were located on the opposite ends of Eurasia, direct interaction between the two powers was incredibly rare, not to mention the fact that there were both physical and political barriers between China and Rome. Despite the distance between them, the two empires had managed to influence each other significantly. While there is evidence of interaction between China and Rome, nearly all instances were indirect. Nevertheless, Classical China and Rome, by expanding and exploring, were able to greatly influence each other indirectly,
Although the New England colonies and Middle colonies have the same social beliefs, they do not tolerate those who have a different faith other than the Puritan lifestyle. The Middle colonies believed in more of a diverse culture with multiple religions, cultures, languages, etc. Now there’s the economy. The New England colonies were more of an industrial type of economy because most of their land was infertile. The Middle colonies mostly just relied on farmers, craftsmen, and merchants.
The Roman Empire and the United States of America both developed to be large and powerful civilizations in their time periods. With the Rome Empire being in power well a thousand years before the United States of America were even English colonies let alone a growing a country, you would think that the would be very different in all aspects. This is true for many aspects for the two civilizations, but a few aspects share similarities between the two. One of these aspect is the military policy that both civilizations had. The military policy that these two civilizations had impacted them in different and similar ways.
The most prominent difference between France and New France 's politics was that New France 's administration was put into office based on merit and influence meanwhile French officials would buy their way into administrative positions . Both ways were easily corruptible but New France 's administrative policies appeared to give a slightly better chance for those of the middle class to get in to politics. The inevitable corruption through this system in New France did happen and led to many people using their position to further their wealth at the expense of the colony as seen by Francois Bigot who together with twenty two other officials carved their way to millionaires through corrupt politics . One of the most ground breaking differences from France was the fact that women were allowed to hold land and even trade assets in New France . In some cases women were even given a percentage of her husband 's assets when he died even if he had sons .
They were not as sweeping as earlier Indo-European growth but tested Rome and China severely. The Huns were encouraged by a realization of the civilizations weakening. Another similarity emerged with taxation issues. In China, the already heavily taxed free peasants were burdened with new taxes and many lost their farms and became day laborers on large estates, making the upper class even wealthier. While in Rome, tax collection became difficult