America’s own economy was strengthened, and led to less foreign dependence. Monroe’s “Era of Good Feelings” was ushered in, and the Federalist Party, which had been seen with disdain at its antiwar ideas, was essentially extinct. The immediate effects of the war of 1812 were small, but the accomplishments and increased sense of nationality would lead America down a new, united path. America’s success at the Battle of New Orleans boosted the country’s damaged morale, even though America did not achieve any of its pre-war objectives. The new pride in the nation’s army and navy led to a stronger and more organized military, which wouldn’t have been possible without the nations new support for military and its new sense of nationalism.
Also, Montesquieu’s idea of the separation of powers helped shape the government. It was put into place to keep one branch from becoming overpowered. Without these key concepts, our government would supposedly become or stay as an absolute monarch. In conclusion, The Enlightenment greatly impacted the American Government and Revolution because the ideas and concepts that were gained from the time period supported the new beginning of our nation’s prodigious
The necessity for this better network to move goods manifested itself in this desire for improvement. After the War of 1812, demand increased for better roads and canals to expedite the transport of goods across the nation (Dudley). This improved package of commerce and transportation directly contradicted the attitude of Agrarian Republicans like Jefferson who hoped that industrialization would not dominate America or its politics, fearing the inevitable shift of the country into continuous international turmoil. Jefferson’s fear was realized as nationalism manifested itself in manufacturing, with patriotic Americans taking pride in the factories that had recently mushroomed forth (Dudley). After the war, many Americans felt differently due to the war’s stimulative effect on the economy.
In Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, The Giver, Jonas’s society is considered to be utopian because the society has an overall sense of sameness, organization, and minimal problems. To begin, the society is utopian because of sameness. In Lois Lowry 's, The Giver, Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories and he comes to learn that when his community decided to go to sameness they were getting rid of color, emotion, and choice. At first the Giver tells him it 's to "protect" them from making the wrong choices. As stated in the text “Our people made that choice the choice to go to sameness”.
In many regards, the administrations of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were considered some of the most progressive of their times. With this, the size and power of the federal government grew. While they could agree on progressive views for conservation efforts and worker rights, Wilson fell behind Teddy 's footsteps in regards to his views of women 's and coloured people 's rights. Prior to the Progressive Era, the Industrial Revolution had been in full swing, leaving behind worker rights in the search of ever more efficient profits. In combination, there had been a rapid movement of urbanization and abuse of power from traditional political machines.
The realization that he is a mirror image of the ideologies imposed upon himself and the citizens prompts a transformation and vindictive uprising against the oppressive government. Prior to his transformation, Montag upholds the ideals of conformative society; the citizens see no reason to doubt because they all demonstrate the principles the controlling government enforces such as dehumanization and ignorance. When Montag meets Clarisse McClellan, she says the citizens “all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else” (Bradbury 28). Clarisse strays from the typical beliefs and behavior, instead choosing to question the community’s core principles; due to this, she has the ability to understand the similarities between the citizens in the dystopian society. In contrast, Montag cannot comprehend how the inhabitants are all reflections of one another.
Martin Luther King Jr has stated, “Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” This means that people can make a difference without harming anyone and can make a difference without being hurt. Also that nonviolence is more powerful than just brute force, people can stop or “cut” injustice easier. Martin Luther King Jr’s words inspired a generation and allowed these groups and people to use this metaphor as their own strategy of change. In Imagine This Was Your School, Barbara is tired of having to learn in a run down school while white people get a resort of a school.
When the Founding Fathers were planning the country, each one had different ideas on what the country should be like. Some favored a strong central government, others saw that strength in the states would make for a better government. Most of the time, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are seen as the two biggest influences, and opposing views on the role of the federal government. Jefferson opted for a weaker central government, with stronger states and more individual rights, while Madison favored a strong central government, and weaker states. Given that the country was founded on ideas of liberty and democracy, Thomas Jefferson is the more correct of the two.
Anglo-America, which was the newly founded United States, and Spanish-America. Due to Spanish-America becoming inevitably weak, despite having more resources, were nowhere compared to Anglo-America whereas they became powerful and stayed free from outside control. Eventually the United States of America created a new idea in mind called “Manifest Destiny”. Manifest Destiny was the idea that the U.S. had the belief that they had a “mission to expand, spreading democracy and freedom.” During the 19th century the term was mainly used for a political catch phrase. Meaning how it was “inevitable” and “obvious” for America to pursue expansion.
The fact that one has the right to say and believe is the foundation for democracy to function. If no one dared to say their opinions, then it had become a dictatorship where only one opinion on how society and the country should work had been the “right”. If people dared to express their opinions, they will help improving the society one lives. Freedom of speech gives one the responsibility to consider what fits into different contexts, and it will make us better persons and people. Simply, people will feel safe in the society they live in.
I observed the protest and noticed people who have been dumb down and domesticated would easily conform to Sariah Law under the correct environment and leaders. Instead of protesting read and understand the topic and examine how your freedom and persona marginalized and mitigated on a collective unconsciousness
The first article that was interesting is Being the Amazing RD that Changes Lives from Chere Bork. I like this article because it is motivational. Chere is straightforward in her explanations, her philosophy is that we are our own master; we control our life according to our beliefs and what we choose to focus on, which can be either positive or negative. Furthermore, she states that our expectations can change by focusing on what we really desire, and emphasizes on the fact that we posses everything to realize our dream. Basically discourage and pessimism should be banned from our vocabulary, and we should start doing what we want to do with confidentiality.
“Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.” - David Hume An agreement by all people represents consent, unity and tends to signify order within a society. The notion that unanimity is necessary in order for a democratic decision to be fully justified can be seen as a morally ideal concept within political thought. When one defines democracy as being a political system that is of the people, by the people and for the people, the assent of the entire populace is portrayed as being essential for ensuring that democratic decisions are justified. The great fear of a participation crisis within the UK clearly shows the need of all-encompassing approval in order to attain full justification and legitimacy behind decision-making, which warrant stability and a true sense of self-government. Nevertheless, from the very birth of demokratia in Athens in the 5th century BC, one can see how, even through the use of direct democracy, known as the purest model of democracy, unanimity is hard to achieve when put into practice.
The American Revolution is arguably the turning point of American history as it resulted in somewhat of a significant, positive change in politics, economics, and society as a whole. However, from 1775 to 1800, the effects of the revolution on the American society were subtle as most principles glorified by revolutionists contradicted the examples set forth by colonial reality. Perhaps most alike to revolutionary beliefs was the American economy and how it participated in free trade or encouraged the independence of hard labor. Politically, the states did apply Enlightenment and republican ideas as promised, but more often than not, the benefits of such ideas were limited to rich, land-owning, protestant, white men. This glorification of