In the early 19th century, millions of immigrants from Europe had traveled to the United States to escape difficulties faced in their native lands such as poverty and religious persecution. Italian, German, Irish, and many other eastern European immigrants sought the prosperous and wealthy lifestyle advertised in the land of opportunity, the United States. However, after settling down they often faced the difficulties they had fled from as well as sentiments of prejudice and mistrust from the American people. Most immigrants were discriminated against due to their religious beliefs as well as their language barriers which fostered the beliefs that they were intellectually inferior to Americans. However, the American economy needed both skilled and unskilled workers and the migration of European immigrants to large cities allowed them to fill the growing number of factory jobs for unskilled workers.
The majority did not plan to stay in America for too long because they were only considered to be migrant workers. These migrant workers encountered many hardships. They were overworked and underpaid. They also lived in deplorable conditions and all for the sake of bringing money back home to their family. So many lost their lives during their journey and so many died because the harsh conditions of their labor.
One of the main reasons that people fled from the Great plains was the massive drought that occurred. Very few people had the money to pay for water and crops to keep their farms alive and well. By the late 1930s and early 1940s, two and a half million people had fled the Great Plains in the center of the U.S toward large cities and ‘Hoovervilles’(Great Depression. Facts). ‘Hoovervilles’ were towns that consisted of homes that were typically made out of cardboard and sheets For those two and a half million people, life began to become unsustainable as they could not grow crops.
The long term economic trends keep getting worse. These trends would continue to destroy the middles classes unless changes are made. Good jobs are replaced by low paying service jobs. At the same time, the cost of everything goes up and its difficult for American families to be able to afford things needed. Health care and tuitions are also rising and now millions of American families cannot afford it.
Also took away from the essential market from European and Latin American countries . Many people in these countries lost their jobs , as factories were not able to sell products to the United States , farmers raised their tariffs , and excluding American manufactured , farm products from the foreign market . Wilson Believed in low tariffs , had reduced to increase them and the demand was growing for higher tariffs . The nation Europe had have accumulated huge debts during World War One and borrowed massive amount of money from the United States to buy war goods .Around 1918 the total amount owed to the U.S. was 10 billion dollars . The United States lowered interest rate on loans .Europeans faced difficulties in repaying and the high tariffs in the U.S. prevented Europeans from earning the dollars they needed to pay off the loans
Not only did the journey take months to travel from the East to the West by train, but the cost of a ticket was outrageous for most people residing in the U.S. at the time. Only the most privileged families could purchase a train ticket of such prices, but they had not much of a reason to move westward either. Since purchasing a ticket cost unreasonable amounts and the journey took an extremely long time, the Transcontinental Railroad would not have been a feasible explanation for the massive internal migrations that occurred in the United States from
Try to imagine America twenty years from now. The streets are full of homeless people begging for money, as they do not have jobs, because they could not afford higher education. Diseases spread all over the country, because the cure is trapped in the mind of someone who cannot afford higher education. The economy is at an all-time low, because the people who went to college are living in debt, and offer no spending capacity. “Tuition is raising faster than the rate of inflation” (Watson).
In 1930 the United States was living a very dark period of their history, the Great Depression. During this period, there were a lot of people who lost their jobs and had to move to live better, there was a big migration of people in order to find jobs that would earn them some money to maintain their families. Considering that there was a shortage of jobs people couldn’t provide the best life quality for themselves or their families and that was when gangsters enter in the scene; gangsters’ jobs during that period where providing dangerous jobs but also provide easy way to make money, though it was a very dangerous job the idea of making money fast was very tempting increasing people participation in organized crime activities. The period of the Prohibition lasted from 1920 until 1933, the gang abuse of this crisis made the crime rate increase and from it various gangs were generated; gangs such as the Sicilian-American, during that time gangs controlled the majority of the alcohol bootlegging in their cities, this income added to the other such as prostitution and
When Hitler came into power in Germany’s democratic system of government was weak. There were people suffering a process of returning people to the place they were born and also returning refugees or military persons to the place they were born after World War 1. There were also lots of food shortages and very high unemployment rates which caused many people to starve and to be very poor due to having no job to source money from. The Great Depression had a rather large effect on the Weimar republic and this had an impact on the people and made them start to lose faith in the republic and this was because the treaty took most of Germany’s money and recourses. The German people were on food rations and they were in economic desperation and they
It first began in Asia then spread to Europe. With the condition in cities that was worst, the disease spread rapidly in Europe due to the overcrowding living environment. It greatly reduced the population of Europe. It wiped out about a quarter of the population. With so many people were lost, the farms were not able to be farmed, which created a labor shortage.
the irish famine is an example of what drove many people out of ireland. an example of a later pull factor was the us industry expansion that gave new opportunities to unemployed immigrants. also other country 's land was limited and a bad harvest could result in the loss of land. in greece jobs did not pay enough and in america you could earn 30 dollars
There were several problems. They faced massive immigration from Germanic tribes in the northwest, payment for civil jobs had not kept up with inflation, there was no efficient and reliable system for communication over great distances. A substantial number of wealthy and powerful citizens were abandoning the western half of the empire and moving to the larger cities in the east, and many powerful families in the west were leaving the cities and retiring to private estates in the
These plagues lowered the population drastically. This loss of population made it hard to find laborers and soldiers for war. This caused the empire to pay Germanic soldiers to fight for them. The need to pay for troops created a large debt for the Romans. Another reason that led to the decline of the Roman Empire was their water source coming in through lead pipes.
Many new immigrants from places in southern and eastern Europe such as Italy, Greece and Russia settled in Northern cities and became the backbone of industrial labor. Due to a lack of space in cities and the tendency of poverty among these immigrants, many of them had to live in tenements and slums. Since these immigrants were willing to settle for lower wages and worse conditions, they occupied many industrial jobs, frustrating the working class of whites and old immigrants. Along with the frustration that the immigrants were taking jobs away from natives, there was a widespread sentiment that these new immigrants were inferior. Furthermore, these new immigrants were religious but tended to be Catholic or Jewish as opposed to Protestant as was the majority, providing another basis of resentment.
The Great Depression cause great impact to the people during the time. It cause people to be homeless, unemployed, starved, sick, and the kids had to stop school to work. Money was a big problem because there was a lot of bills and mouth to feed but there is no money to paid. Day by day all the people tried to lived off what they have but not enough when the economy is at its worst. The people who got effected the worst are the African American, Hispanics, and others poor people.