Hanna played a major role in the development of the big businesses in American politics which led to a solid platform of Republican success. He helped build the career of William McKinley, first by starting as a governor and then a presidential candidate. One way he did this was by employing 1400 Republican campaign workers to send out letters to voters. He was the starting point for the political victory of McKinley in the 1896 Elections due to his high political aspirations and ideas. One of the main reasons why the Republicans overshadowed the Democrats was due to the financial support of big businesses.
Jefferson and Hamilton had different thoughts for America and the power for the people. Hamilton thought of a strong central government and though most people were self-ignorant and untrustworthy and they wanted to establish a national bank. He wanted to give money to business men to start companies and be successful. Hamilton’s view saw large corporations that could offer many jobs and increase trade with other countries. The trade would give us money to pay our dept.
However, due to the methods presented for American success, each party contradicted their opinions on the common man, democracy, and the constitution which foreshadows a great unstable nation. The viewpoint of the common man, perceived by the federalists and the republicans, split a rift between two oppositions. The federalists supported the rich and wealthy people so they could grow and trickle down their prosperity to the lower classes. Alexander Hamilton believed that the rich and prosperous should handle the nation due to the majority of the first class being well educated. He points out that while his population of supporters had the resources and knowledge to run the government, the lower classes basically had small or no resources at all.
He is often thought of as one of the most popular presidents. Andrew Jackson was democratic in many ways; he was a supporter of the common people, he helped the “transfer of national power from the country house to the farmhouse” (Document B), and be believed in the power of the people and “that all offices – whether appointed or elected – must ultimately fall under the absolute control of the people” (Document D). By believing and supporting in the people, Jackson won the favor over many americans. During his presidency, Jackson made many statements about offices and how long their terms should be and how they should be elected by the people, rather than by other offices (Document D). This won the favor of the public in many ways, mainly due to the fact that they saw a president who was representing them, rather than only wanting to put themselves into a higher position.
This is because the men constructed their businesses at the cost of others. As a result of a big business the men could monopolize their industry. Due to the monopoly the owners were guaranteed cheap labor and allowed their own prices to be set. One of the most outstanding traits theses men had was the fact that they made millions a year when the average worker made about $350 a year. Journalist Ida Tarbell agreed about the industrialists.
Contrast between Andrew Carnegie and Henry George Andrew Carnegie and Henry George both had very influential roles in the gilded age and they both wanted to reduce and eliminate poverty. All though they shared a common goal, they both had very different ideas on obtaining such. George was a journalist from California who was a fierce critic of the economic inequality of the gilded age. Carnegie was a savvy business man who knew how to maximize profits, and he believed in giving back to the community. Carnegie was a Scottish immigrant who built his empire from the ground up, as he was not always rich.
Nevertheless, progressive reformers and the federal government were for the most part effective in bringing reform to the political, economic, and social problems throughout the country in the early 1900’s. Political problems during the Progressive Era were big issues due to the previous role of the political machine, a political organization contained of a boss and many people underneath who used bribery to obtain votes for their respective parties. The abuse of political machines pushed reformers toward the idea of a greater democracy. The most important reform in politics throughout the early 1900’s was that of the direct primary. The idea that voters could choose presidential candidates was new because normally only a select number of people would be able to do so.
Contrary to this widely assumed understanding of Congress, Parenti argues Congress is actually undemocratic, representing the wealthy few and not the majority of Americans. Parenti quotes humorist Will Rogers as saying “Congress is the best that money can buy.” He justifies this statement by showing Congress’s true relationship with business and high-powered lobbyists. Parenti effectively explains how Congress passes laws mainly benefitting the capitalists and when Congress does pass a law benefitting the working class majority, it usually contains some provision or “sweetener” for big business. Congress promotes these capitalist interests for a few reasons. First, it is important to realize Congress is largely composed of members from the capitalist class itself, so it might naturally want to protect “its own”.
Excerpts from Plutarch’s Life of Caesar. However, the Romans gave way before the good fortune of the man and accepted the bit, and regarding the monarchy as a respite from the evils of the civil wars, they appointed him dictator for life. This was confessedly a tyranny, since the monarchy, besides the element of irresponsibility, now took on that of permanence. 2 It was Cicero who proposed the first honours for him in the senate, and their magnitude was, after all, not too great for a man; but others added excessive honours and vied with one another in proposing them, thus rendering Caesar odious and obnoxious even to the mildest citizens because of the pretension and extravagance of what was decreed for him. 3 It is thought, too, that the
Benito led the National Fascist party. A lot of people say that he was actually a big contribution to the making of fascism. I would say that Mussolini became famous because of the fact that his dad was a politician as well, which you could say gave him “connections” to rising in power. A big support group of Benito would be his fascist party members. Anti – fascists were very much against