During the 1900s a “Great Depression” hit America and not only America but countries worldwide. The depression took place as late as the roaring twenties. The great depression was an economic decline caused by the stock market that affected America’s government and especially its citizens. At the time, president Herbert Hoover believed that the economy could recover on its own and had no interest in involving the the federal government with the crisis. In sum, many Americans and migrant workers suffered immense poverty.
His case hinted that our basic civil rights should be second to discrimination, intolerance, and paranoia. Because of this, after the war ended Congress passed the Japanese American Evacuation Claims Act of 1948, which gave a reimbursement to Japanese American citizens who had to move to a camp and lost their residences or establishments during the war. Additionally in 1988, Congress also sent all these families official apologies for the loss and distress, and later sent out compensations totaling $20,000 to the survivors of these incarceration camps. Then later in 1998, President Bill Clinton awarded Fred Korematsu with the Presidential Medal of
Not long after Congress passed the first laws regulating the industry in hopes it could protect people from unsanitary handling of food. This was the Progressive Era in real action and Sinclair was telling a story that people still aren 't completely hearing today. Sinclair was a devout socialist and while his perceived cure may not have been the answer for all the world 's woes, his belief in watching the effects of unregulated capitalism is still a struggle in today 's world where so many live in greed, excess and without a care for their common man. What would he have written about the financial collapse in 2008? Or the oil spills over the last few decades?
Unfortunately, James and his company were not able to defeat E.H. Harriman 's Union Pacific Railway so he allied with J.P Morgan, a financier from Hartford, Connecticut, which added the Northern Pacific and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroads to his empire. Hill grew his empire into a booming, capitalistic dream and with all of his company’s power and rivalry caused a stock market scare in 1901. Gatsby had a dream much like Hill’s, he shot for one main goal and that was to obtain the most precious thing in his lifetime through any means necessary and that meant that he too, had to build his own version of an empire in which he did, very successfully. James J. Hill might not have built his empire to win over the heart of a long-lost lover but he did strive for a main goal, success. In doing this, he resembles
Another thing he did was the Pure Food and Drug Act and this act was to restrict foods so that businesses had to tell the truth about what was in their food with a ingredients label (which still exist today). This act would be another act tied in with economic reform, because this act reformed businesses to where they have to be more honest about their food with telling the customers exactly what is in them. But this act along with the Meat Inspection Act would also be social welfare, because it is trying to make food more sanitary for the people to eat and make people more healthy. Furthermore Roosevelt was named a Trust Buster for breaking up a lot of trusts. The first trust he broke up was the Northern Cooperation which was a railroad.
“The worldwide depression that followed the 1929 U.S. stock market crash… millions of people lost their jobs. It all made for fertile ground for Hitler’s radical nationalist ideology… to give all germans jobs and food and make them proud to be german again.” This gave leeway for Hitler seeing as his identity now consisted of one of the main helpers that helped the germans in time of need. Furthermore increasing his vote pool and later being appointed chancellor by President Hindenburg in the year 1933. So now you see, that it was all part of his plan, to make the people think he was a great man and later see him do to actions only for Germans, that severely damaged their economy and safety. Whomever was to blame for Adolf Hitler’s power is now gone, but there are now smarter people and more experienced people now then there was then.
Andrew Jackson is truly not worthy of being on the $20 bill. He was a common man up until his presidency. He wanted to give what he could to common man. He fought for his presidency but once he was elected it almost seemed like he gave up. What president should be put on a dollar bill if their entirety of their presidency was an absolute mess just left for the next president to handle.
Reagan had the tendency to focus only on the “big issues” while the members of his Cabinet handled other matters. I found it intriguing that Reagan spent his presidency practicing a “hands-off management style” (Broussard 111). Reagan would make an executive decision on a matter, while others would put in work gathering information and coming up with policy alternatives. Broussard points out that Reagan’s concern while in office was inflation and “although he did not actually slay the beast…he left it weaker, wounded and far less dangerous” (Broussard 125). However, he also notes that battling inflation resulted in a serious recession and “the worst economic downturn…since the Great Depression of the 1930s” (Broussard 125).
Getting rid of the popular vote would get rid of this idea that the peoples vote does actually impact the election. We get several voters who do really care about the election. We aren’t even close to the full population voting during the election. From this past election, people still don’t understand how Clinton won the popular vote, and lost the election, and then they think this is all unfair. But that is not how the founding fathers had planned for it, because if the majority always won, then the minority would always lose.
To gain faith back from the public, Congress had placed many restrictions on the government, based on the public’s opinion. The Watergate, Nixon Scandal affected America greatly. It led to the first time President of the United States of America had ever resigned. After Ford 's pardoning, it caused the nation to be conflicted. People lost confidence in their own government because of the thought that future Presidents may take advantage of their own power, just like Richard Nixon did.
Unfortunately, FDR’s criticism had continued for increasing government spending and unbalanced budgets. Also, several of his New Deal acts were declared unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court. Franklin Roosevelt decided to gather justices favorable to his reforms in the court, but many in Congress including a few Democrats disagreed. As a result, by 1938, due to the negative publicity, inactive economy, and Republican victories in mid-term elections, it was the end of Roosevelt’s reform legislation. Moreover, Congress passed Neutrality Acts in the early 1930s to prevent the U.S. from
This era sought to heal the nation after the Industrial Revolution and the corruption and greed of the Business Elite. One major feat of Progressivism was the establishment of settlement houses beginning in 1989, which sought to benefit the working class by providing childcare, classes, and food for labor workers. This relationship between the upper and lower classes provided a sense of empowerment for laborers, especially women. This would eventually lead to the “uprising of 20,000” of 1909, in which Triangel Shirtwait Company workers would march for their rights. These rights were then denied by the government, until the tragic fire that lead to the death of many Triangle employees.
Because of this the US would have withdrawn without victory. This would cause world tension with their alliances. Not a good combination, but luckily these plans were not followed through by the president. If the world tension became even more serious and the US would have gone into debt, the economy would basically have another Great Depression except depression isn’t really great. This means that since your alliances have now become your enemies and do not support you, you will not receive any imports or any goods and you are already in debt.
Americans were hoping that their lives and the economy would get better, but during Hoover’s Presidency things just spiraled out of control and got much worse. President Hoover did try to stop the Great Depression from happening; he didn 't just sit at home and do nothing. He was concerned even before the stock market grew shaky. He believed stock market prices were too high. Nobody wanted to listen to him then, but when the stock market did crash, it was all Hoover’s fault.
The AFL was established in in 1886 led by Samuel Gompers. Many members of this group were former members of Kings of Labor. At first the AFL only allowed skilled workers to join the group. The organization’s membership rose greatly during World War I, since the government gave multiple concessions to workers and unions. Since the United States was engaged in the war, the government wanted to avoid strikes, so by stepping in on behalf of workers with their employers, the government believed they could do so.