This created a barrier between U.S. citizens and immigrants which made the citizens look down on them and see them as rivals. Also as mentioned Sacco and Vanzetti were anarchists, which means they did not see the necessity in government. At the time there was a government crackdown on radicals which brought out the “Red Scare,” which is the fear of communism spreading in the working class. Just two days before Sacco and Vanzetti were arrested they were put on a watchlist by the government for fear that they might be radicals as well. 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.
To make the matter worse between 1885 and 1900 the Supreme Court restricted the right of the government to regulate corporations by ruling that manufacturing did not fall under the jurisdiction of the federal government because it was not “commerce”(Jansson, 2005). The emergence of the middle and upper-class movement has also gradually taken shape as the industry continues to grow and impact the social life, society, and people in general. These classes were aspired to deal with the growing influence and mistreatment of the industrial system which adversely affects the poor and immigrants. Not only middle and upper class were concerned about the immoral and unjust deeds of the industrialist, but powerful political figures also shared the concern. Teddy Roosevelt expressed his concern to his successor about the alarming social condition of the poor and unregulated influence of the rich (Ehrenreich, 1985).
President Kennedy starts off his speech by accusing the steel companies of not caring about public and customer interest. To capture America 's attention Kennedy speaks about events that he knows are touchy to the American public to feel resent towards the steel companies. Said events are used to make the American public feel like victims that are already giving all that they receive and the steel companies just want to take more. Furthermore, basic economics tells you that if you raise the price of one inelastic good the price of other goods will escalate. Kennedy warns the public that if steel prices rise so will prices of other essential goods.
The purpose of this article was to incite the masses and further shift the opinions of the populous. The end result were cries for those in control to” be hung with new made Ropes” (Frederick 4.2). As a result of these events, Samuel Adams argued that “England… had become a morass of sin and corruption” (Brinkley 97). This disdain for England had now taken root. Were it not specifically for the monetary policies of those in power, the tax base and governmental intervention required to enforce its collection, this event would not have taken
The Cold War caused people to question the United States’ government’s reliability and strength, which negatively affected America’s domestic affairs and foreign policies. Citizens lost respect and trust in the government and other civilians, due to several threats within the country and worldwide. People were left questioning their rights and safety due to the second Red Scare, which threatened the coming of power of communism within America. Various forms of propaganda advertised fears, causing panic to spread throughout the country. Russia’s gain of power throughout Eurasia showed off the USSR’s strength and abilities, threatening the Western Powers.
Another example is the American Revolution. When the British ruled over the American colonies, they imposed many taxes. Eventually the American grew tired of these taxes and started complaining and rebelling against them. By waging war against the British because their way of ruling rule was unfair, the Americans managed to break free from Britain and establish their own existing country and
The freedom of the Gilded Age was further curbed with the start of World War I. When America set its foot into the war, many Americans did not want to sign up for the war. This led to Espionage Act which demanded a silent submission to the government. By the end of the war, even patriots started seeing the socialist agendas as their torchbearers to freedom. The government had to use other means to stop it.
The AF of L wanted “unionism” and opposed socialism. TheKnights of Labor, another labor union, was created in 1869 and enlisted in their ranks not only alllaborers but also everyone who could be truly classified as a producer.Labor unions, the two major depressions and the three “robber barons” were three of theforemost reasons the Gilded Age got its name. The “robber barons” invested in things that wouldultimately lead to a “Golden Industrial Age” but they didn’t achieve it totally legitimately, and thecreation of the labor unions sided with the workers, but at times, grew violent in their methods.They had good intentions but didn’t always carry out their plans correctly to keep things peace-ful. People were injured, killed, and bankrupted and with the Panics of 1873
Two of those things focused on the reasoning for the rising tensions. Which I’ve mentioned.. And the last thing focused on how the colonist planned to respond to the Stamp Act. The colonist unanimously agreed to stop supporting the British Empire commerce. The same exact commerce that aimed to tax the colonies and unconstitutionally hurt the colonies economics. So to turn the something that hurt them against their mother land, they planned to stop buying or shipping any products to the British Empire.
These accusations caused loss in Hollywood business because Americans began to be fearful that Hollywood was communist and they didn 't want to give any of their money to people who were not of what they believed. Even though some believe that HUAC was the main cause to the Red Scare, I believe Senator Joseph McCarthy caused more of a scare due to his accusations of the United States State Department and government. With all of the events that took place during this time, they all added up to cause a scare in America at the time. I believe that McCarthy was the main cause of the Red Scare because of his accusations of many American people. McCarthy accused American citizens as well as the United States government while HUAC only accused Hollywood