The period from 1877 to 1920s economic, political and social crises hits the American society. During this period industrialization significantly impacted people 's lives in a variety of ways. The booming industries transformed America into urban culture. However, this transition came with complex social, economic and political challenges. Living conditions of workers, housing, transportation, epidemic, an environmental problem emerged with the growing industries and urbanization in the country.
John Edgar Hoover made America safe due to the amount of divisions and organizations he created to focus on catching criminals. Fingerprinting was a brand new strategy during his time and Hoover took full advantage of it. Fingerprinting allowed for new ways of identification and a trusted method as well. “The FBI is also a service agency which assists law enforcement agencies in identification, technical, and training matters.”(Munro). This quote shows the different ways that fingerprinting branched out into the world.
Throughout the course of history, technology has played a substantial role in the development of cities. Technology ultimately made everything more efficient. As seen in Jackson’s text Crabgrass Frontier, Jackson talks about the impact that technology had on the age of subdivision. Houses were improved after the war, and population increased. With the increase of population, more minds were put into the field of technology.
As cities were growing rapidly in the early 1900’s, businesses booming and railroads being built, the population of American was increasing as well. *Immigrants from Northern and Western Europe fled to America, seeking opportunity. There came a point where when there were so many immigrants, the Geary Act was put into place. Limiting the number of people that could come into America. Although there were many opportunities in America, there were many issues that made fulfillment for many difficult, including poor work and living conditions and unfair wages.
Burke, along with the american colonies, deeply resented these actions and thus went about dismantling them. Burke thought that instead of Britain forcing taxes on the colonies the colonies ought to be able to tax themselves. Burke said in british parliament in the speech on american taxation “if she has taxable matter in her, to tax herself” (Speech On American Taxation). Burke thought this because he had seen how the coercion that these taxes sought to bring about only resulted in contempt in the eyes of the colonists. The Boston Massacre: Edmund Burke was against the british actions on taxing the american colonies thus when britain took it one step further and killed five colonists in the boston massacre he was greatly outraged and contember the british actions.
When people think about opportunities and realization of their dreams, people associate these factors with America. In the mid 1800s, many groups of people from around the world venture to America in hopes of becoming one day rich. This dream was put into action because of the overwhelming stories of people returning home wealthy. However, what was not mention was the incredible hardships that await. Many immigrants at the time face discrimination and abuse, due to the white people’s fear of conquest.
Here, Grant portrays the general perspective towards immigrants, as nativists considered them to be a threat to the superiority and purity of the United States. Grant describes them as being physically and mentally deteriorated, in order to convey how the inferior immigrants would impede the American civilization socially, morally, and politically. Reverend Josiah Strong further elaborates on the negative impacts of immigration when he states, “…immigration not only furnishes the greater portion of our criminals, it is also seriously affecting the morals of the native population. It is disease and not health which is contagious. Most foreigners bring with them continental ideas of the Sabbat, and the result is sadly manifest in all our cities…debauching [corrupting] popular morals is the liquor traffic, and this is chiefly carried on by the foreigners…” (Document 2).
In addition, as another result of all the immigration at the time and the ending of the war, the U.S. had a strong feeling of nativism. Even throughout history americans always expressed hostility to immigrants that threaten the “American way of life.” Sacco and Vanzetti fit perfectly into the american prejudices which put them at a huge disadvantage from the
In summary, there was a cyclical relationship between industrialization, innovation and consumer culture. Each of these aspects of the Gilded Age elevated the prominence of every other. Without the consumer culture, there would not have been nearly enough money being spent on the new products to justify inventing or producing more. The rise of consumer culture played an important role in the enormous economic boom of the Gilded Age, as it provided the demand for
Another reason for leaving America included the outcome not meeting the expectation of America as immigrants did not feel the United States was the ‘home of the free’ or ‘open to all’. Many of the immigrants felt like they were a small part of a huge machine that never stopped moving. Along with that the new immigrants faced constant criticism as they were stealing jobs, causing crime, and more. Nativists were constantly harassing the new immigrants due to their darker complexion and obvious economic status; to them they were
During the 19th century, America promised land and opportunities for all. Though some groups of individuals left their homes willingly in order to take advantage of what America had to offer, others were forced to flee due to inhabitable conditions in their homelands. Both Chinese and Irish immigrants, however, were often disappointed with their treatment upon arrival in America. The Anglo-Saxons that first inhabited America viewed immigrants as uncivilized and quickly declared their superiority, forcing immigrants to work for them. They created laws that prevented groups from accessing similar privileges as them and racialized these groups based on their cultures and languages.
Americans reacted in different ways to the events by expressing anti-immigrant nativism, a fear of communism and patriotism to attack these fears. A hatred for immigrants caused nativism to spread throughout the nation. Immigrants who believed in socialism were deported, without trials and some thought, against the ideas of liberty the U.S. stood for (Doc 9). Some immigrants faced accusations that led to jail and even execution
America had caught their “fancy”. Stories about freedom and a better life there were “buzzing” all around them. The distant land was viewed as a “Garden of Eden”, “the Golden Land”, where Jews would no longer be enslaved by “dead drudgery” the cry “to America!” roared like “wild fire.” (Takaki, 264) Because of all of the new advancements in technology and important resources, immigrants from all over the world flooded in search for opportunity, which eventually led the United States to a population boom. Most of these
This country was supposed to be a place of freedom, yet we were stopping people from coming into this country, certain things such as the Chinese exclusion act of 1882, which was then followed by restriction on admitting criminal + mentally ill. Japanese unskilled workers were also restricted. In 1885 a law was passed prohibiting contracted labor workers. Along with push + pull factors; Religious persecution, poverty, overcrowding, political and religious freedom, economic opportunities in the great plains and industrial jobs in the cities. Slums were a way to describe urban life in the northern cities. Wealth flowed during the 18-1900’s but only to the upper class of society.
Gentrification connotes the influx of wealthier people into an existing urban area and a related increase in the property value, rent, and changes in culture and character. More often, gentrification is negatively portrayed as the displacement of poor communities through the arrival of rich outsiders. Gentrification arises from an increased interest in a certain urban district leading to many wealthy people buying and renovating houses in the area. The real impacts of gentrification are often intricate, contradictory and vary depending on the type of urban center. In a way, gentrification has greatly altered American urban landscape over the years.