Fearing the competition this greater efficiency posed to other railroads, union interests lobbied the government to pass laws limiting train traffic to sixty miles per hour (far below what the rails made of Rearden Metal would allow) and the length of all trains to sixty railcars. Neighboring states demanded that the number of trains run in Colorado not exceed the number run in their states. Rearden’s competitor Orren Boyle petitioned to have the Preservation of Livelihood Law passed which would limit the production of Rearden Metal to what other steel companies of equal capacity could produce. Eastern states pushed for the Public Stability Law, prohibiting businesses from relocating to Colorado. A group of manufacturers lobbied for the Fair Share Law which would require Rearden to supply an equal share of Rearden Metal to any manufacturer who demanded
During the progressive era our country faced many problems. The rise of substantial businesses caused industrial problems. Women suffrage, alcohol, child labor, and safety issues caused social problems. The necessitation of citizens in government decisions also caused political problems. Progressives were people who wanted to solve all of these quandaries.
President Andrew Jackson was a very popular president and did a lot of things during his presidency. But in my opinion, I think he was not democratic because he wanted everything done his way or no way, like during the Indian Removal act in Document 10. He wanted the Indians land so he had his soldiers move them \west into the Indian territory. One way that President Andrew Jackson was democratic was his Bank Veto Message to Congress in Document 4. From what I read and what he said, I thought it sounded like he didn’t want to shut down the United States Bank.
After the Civil War, the United States’ economy grew by leaps and bounds to become one of the world’s leading industrial powers. Rapid growth and industrialization brought about a multitude of new dilemmas to the U.S, and posed the question of how the government would react. The federal government expanded its powers and redefined its role in the gilded age and progressive era through the 1920’s. Economic sanctions, immigration laws, constitutional amendments, and changes in foreign policy evolved the federal government’s role into what it is today domestically and internationally. The Gilded Age was a time of private excess and public corruption in America.
I do not believe that Theodore Roosevelt was anti-business; rather he opposed their unethical practices. During this time big corporations set rates that were too high, underpaid their employees, and made employees work long hours. The Interstate Commerce Commission was established in 1887 by Grover Cleveland to investigate railroad rates and rebates. President Roosevelt introduced the Hepburn act to give the ICC the right to set rates for railroad shipping. By doing this railroads and big business were unable to set their rates too high because it no longer offered rebates.
He did this by forming the United Farm Workers (UFW) and boycotting products farmers picked. He founded the UFW because the UFW can make union contracts. The union contracts had a big impact on farmers by allowing to have bathrooms in the fields and not being sprayed with
Big businesses, such as oil and railroad companies owned by John D. Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, tended to dominate politics. Even businesses on smaller scales did very little to provide security for workers, which fueled the desire for reforms even more. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911 was a catastrophic event that proved a change was desperately needed, but when the owners were sentenced and merely fined, it only seemed to, once again, prove that the courts did not side with the victims. In response, more and more people, such as Rose Schneiderman, began to attempt to organize unions because of the lack of support from the government. Although the government did make attempts to stop monopolies and trusts, such as the Sherman Antitrust Act, the attempts were not strong enough to make any progress.
It was stated by Charles Evans Hughes in a court case (Document F) that “[the] authority of the federal government may not be pushed to such as extreme.” This court case was in context of the government’s control over the poultry industry and he believed that the expansion in power, and specifically on businesses, was too much. Yet another example of businesses being put down is given by John L. Lewis in a NBC radio broadcast (Document G) where he talked about how business leaders “have no right” to not listen to union employees and cooperate with them. While corporate-union relationships ought to exist and facilitate workers with fair pay and conditions, it is also important especially during this time of hardship for businesses to be able to thrive so that the economy can be revived. Along with the control that they have, the government isn’t helping businesses either by giving them the backhand for not complying with the demands of unions; they are hindering businesses from growing. Further stating this, is that in a letter to Senator Robert Wagner (Document B), the author brings up the fact that “Washington is against stimulation of business.” He goes on to prove this point by taking note that the government is expanding, the relief and aid support are also growing, and giving unions more power for higher wages and shorter hours,
Jefferson desired that the country be agricultural. Jefferson hated cities with a passion, desired to have the open land into a fertile frontier, which bred the concept of a Jeffersonian utopia that individuals to this present-day wish to retire to after long years of working. Our third President Jefferson saw this as an opportunity to further his dream of the country being agrarian, and because western farmers were shipping there products through the city. Jefferson, who being brought up as a farmer he believed that this expansion of the country will help them as well as further prove that farmers was the backbone of the country. Jeffersonian Democrats welcomed opportunities for the territorial expansion of the United States because it would produce new farm lands for yeomen farmers as well as facilitate western Indian integration into American society (www.boundless.com).
Urbanization from 1850 to 1910 went from about 10% to 40% (Historical Statistics). The rise in urbanization led to the increasing need for industrialization. When industrialization came to urban places, it brought many social and economic problems. Jane Addams and Andrew Carnegie were two different people who were around during industrialization and had different responses of the economic and social issues that came with it. "The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life," Jane Addams.
What would giving them farm land that no one uses, benefit anyone? There are already part of the US and cities within Minnesota that are meant for Native Americans, there is little to no need for more land to be bought out. “Native Americans received 11 million acres in parcel land grants, which were put into individual trusts dating back to 1887 known as the Dawes Act. The government at the time had deemed Indians incapable of handling the land responsibly, so it administers financial matters for them” (Pearson, John, and Geraldine Wagner, 150). By the looks of this, the Native Americans already received land from the American government and were deemed unfit to maintain the land.
Between 1865 and 1900, immigration, government action, and technology impacted the social, cultural, and economic realms of the American Industrial worker. Immigration increased greatly to America because the industry was booming, and news of this new, industrial America was spreading throughout Europe. The government took actions to help the average industrial worker, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, and the Hatch Act. Technology affected the industrial worker through inventions, reinvented landscapes, and convenience. Immigration largely affect the American industrial workers in many ways.
“I wish it were possible to make any change in any great system of law without subjecting some persons to distress,” he said. Yet he also argued, correctly, that no one suffered more from tariffs on corn than the poorest farm workers. What exactly is hegemony? Does it describe the role of a primus inter pares—a nation that leads but does not rule? Or is it just a euphemism for ‘empire,’ a word that has fallen out of favour?
Americans were moving west to the Great Plains it was an area of flat grassland and sky as far as the eye could people called it the great American desert because of the lack of precipitation. Americans wanted to settle from central Texas to North Canada wanting to stay and settle The Great plains were already occupied by Native Indian the Sioux occupied the northern plains and they were very territorial the Cheyenne and the Arapaho lived in the central plains finally were the Comanche who were in the southern plains what is now Texas. The tribes used land communally because they believed land could not be own they believed God gave them the land and water and air to share. They did not believe in land ownership that is why the tribes contrasted
F) Many Englishmen brought over indentured servants from Europe who served as the foundation of the labor force for plantations. Soon enough, ¾ of the population in the south colonies were made of indentured servants. The northern colonies did not turn to agriculture but instead turned to fur trading, commerce, and fishing. Unlike the south who worked only for money, the northern colonies worked to make just enough for themselves to survive. According to Wage and Price Regulations in Connecticut, 1676, the government regulated the prices so all the colonists were not too rich or too poor.