During the “Gilded Age”, America made numerous improvements to the functions and development of society. This was a time of renaissance in the United States, shortly after leaving a state of depression caused by the civil war and the reconstruction of our nation from World War I. We made break thorough advancements and improvements that allowed us to be where we are today. The “Gilded Age” was pivotal to the growth of our nation as a whole and led us to be as developed as we are. The three most important improvements to America through the “Gilded Age” were industrialization, transportation, and the appearance of wealth.
How did railroads impact America after the Civil War? Throughout history, transportation has helped move people and materials around in civilizations. Transportation has enabled the growth of cities and has further increased the development of complex societies. A method of transportation widely used is the system of railroads; before cars and airplanes became popular, trains dominated passenger and freight services due to their simplicity and business versatility. Railroads became more widespread in the United States after economic damages caused by the Civil War.
The wealthy tended to associate with the motherland across the Atlantic. The growing artisan community provided a group of people ripe for progressive and radical politics. Additionally, the First Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to discuss how to respond to Britain’s latest attempts to exert control over the colonies. By all accounts Philadelphia was quickly becoming the social and political epicenter of colonial life. Paine was able to build a solid following with his style of writing quickly in this environment which played a role in the success of Common Sense.
The final idea is economical. After the ratification of the Constitution of the United States, America becomes able to regulate it 's economy and open itself up to the worldwide market. With the invention of the road, waterway, steamboat, railroad, and steam locomotive, transportation becomes unchallenging. Along with easier transportation, industrialization is introduced, including a cotton gin and automatic flour mill. With the population growth from the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments, people were working.
The “little un” is a younger child that is under Ralph’s protection because he is leader. An effective leader's job is to control the society, and since Ralph couldn't control the boys enough to make sure none get lost, he isn't really effective. Now, while the child is missing, Ralph stays in denial about this. If Ralph was an effective leader, he would have sent out a search party for the boy, but instead Ralph made up excuses. On page 47, the book says, “Perhaps he went back to the, the.” Ralph chooses to ignore the problem by making up an excuse about how the boy might have “went back” somewhere and is safe.
The story is from the experiences of the author’s life, so it reflects American society in 20th century very well. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the American dream has been the driving force of development of American society and has lead people to work hard and be successful，but it goes downhill with the bigger and bigger gap between rich and poor. Firstly, this essay will talk about what the American dream is and the background of the American dream; then, it is going to illustrate why the American dream can be attractive to all around the world and how it influence the world; finally, it will show the American dream leads to not only the success, but also the failure. “The American dream is that dream of a land in which life should be
When Imperialism made its way to American colonies, so did Victorianism. America exploded with new technological advances and a new vision on the future. This strategic move was a positive merger between America and Britain. Many of the inventions that were introduced are still in use today for travel and leisure, but most are currently being used in import and export trades. Because there was an Imperial system, the Victorian age was apparent.
Schooling isn’t different in either type of school, besides having only one gender or both, it’s just the way you look at it. One reason for having co-ed schools more than single-sex schools would be that people won’t have as many friends or social interacting opportunities. This is because they won’t have the exposure to others except the same people of the same gender all of the time. Here’s what some said about the situation. “I was bored at lunchtime and didn’t find school socially stimulating.”(Tasovac, Brooke - Child) “Psychologist Jessica Webster says there’s a connection between social development, happiness and academic performance, and social problems at school can affect a
That German idealism and its central figures – Schelling, Fichte, Schleiermacher, and Hegel – had become more well known among American intellectuals had to do with American mobility, and with monetary exchange values. After the War of 1812, and with the new American prosperity, the originally English 18th c. ideal of the "grand tour of Europe" became an American fashion, too. Bolstered by a strong currency, American would-be scholars travelled the continent, and British scholars and notables learned that from an American perspective they were a part of the Grand Tour of Europe, too. German universities held the highest prestige, so select students like the later Harvard Professor, politician and celebrated orator Edward Everett enrolled at Göttingen to study classical philology. Others went to – Heidelberg of course.
Nationalism is the idea that a people who have much in common, such as language, culture and within the same location ought to organize in such a way that it creates a stable and enduring state. Nationalism is tied to patriotism, and it is the driving force behind the identity of a culture. Nationalism had many effects in Europe from 1815, The Congress of Vienna and beyond. Nationalism brings people together in a way and people can feel belong to something. Factors include Prince Metternich, the middle class in countries get involved, and ideas of imperialism and many others brought people together as one to be called nationalism.
Gail Bederman from the university of Notre Dame claims that Theodore Roosevelt, who was the greatest supporter of the attack on Spain and Philippines, had it engineered by both race and gender. These two concepts made him perceive imperialism as being the next stage of growth in a healthy republic. To him, expansion and domination were necessary if America was to civilize the world. For people like Theodore Roosevelt, as the United States advanced, the democratic vision was also progressing (Bederman, 1996). Theodore Roosevelt, just elected to office in 1882, felt that he was very important and had many ambitions.
I wasn’t going to live in a lousy neighborhood all my life” (138). Therefore, Ponyboy was going to thrive in the future to prove that he is worthy enough to be treated as a Soc. In a way to attain success, Darry set high standards for Ponyboy, such as outstanding grades, for Ponyboy. These standards were set for Ponyboy because Darry did not have the chance to attend college. Furthermore, Sodapop had to drop out out of high school to help Darry support the family.
The historgraphy of 1920s’s many historians either to criticize or to praise the decade. The decade itself is change in American history but tracing the shifting of cultural, political and economic changes. many historians praise the Roaring twenties, because it pulled America out of postwar catastrophe with a new cultural change thus creating new civilization. The roaring twenties was built upon technology, efficient cause of high wages, private business, birth of new women as Thomas Nixon carver defend the decade by saying it is innovation that brought in cultural revolution “Roaring Twenties”, This decade of time has brought change in lifestyle, financial, technology and culture. Political changes helped roaring twenties , Preston w. Slosson observe for the History of American Life came to new conclusion on the decade by stating "Often in history the acid test of wealth has been applied to a
It states this country was settled by European immigrants and white Americans. The father of the Master Narrative is Frederick Jackson Turner. He was a famous American historian who influenced many people with his theories and beliefs. Fredrick Jackson Turner made a big impact in the 20th century. He is known for his famous essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History”.