The Best and Worst of Americas Presidents Throughout U.S history there have been many good presidents and also many bad presidents. I believe that presidents should be graded on how they handle the economy, foreign policy, and equal rights. From our first president to our current president those I believe are the three most important grading points. A good economy is very important because it gives people a better living by giving them job opportunities and a way for people to make money. Foreign policy is important because it has a lot to do with the trade, technology, and communications of the United States.
The canal was also of economic significance as historian Simon Smith reminds us that ‘80% of the Suez traffic was British, and13% of Britain’s trade passed through the canal’ , this is due to most of Britain’s trade with India passing through the Suez. This dual economic and strategic importance of the Suez shows a strong symbiotic relationship. Britain’s taking of colonies for joint strategic and economic motives can be traced all over the continent. Another example of this is the Island of Zanzibar, of the east coast of Africa. Zanzibar was a strategic asset to Britain as it allowed it to monitor German presence around the Indian Ocean, in case Germany threatened India and Britain’s colonies in East Africa, As well
In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.When we look at the American Revolution this way, it was a work of genius, and the Founding Fathers deserve the awed tribute they have received over the centuries. They created the most effective system of national control devised in modern times, and showed future generations of leaders the advantages of combining paternalism with command. 2. According to Zinn, how did the creation of the United States benefit the upper class? They created a world where a few families owned most of the wealth.
During the period 1919-1929, industrialization had a positive impact on US society by improving the standard of living and working conditions for many Americans. This was a result of the impact industrialization had on the US economy. The result of the new emerging technologies and industry, such as the communications industry and automobile industry such as Ford Motor Company in the early 1900’s had a direct impact on the US economy, and consequently US society; “Inventions in communications and transportation, such as motion pictures, radio, telephones and automobiles, not only fuelled the boom [of the economy] but brought transformations in society”. These emerging technologies brought many changes in US social and economical structures, and subsequently had a positive impact on US society and lifestyle. It can be argued that the development of consumerism in the 1920’s, influenced by the industrialization period, had a positive impact on US society.
In Guns, Germs, And Steel, author Jared Diamond uses environmental and geographical determinism to explain why Eurasian people have advanced so much more than the rest of the people such as Sub-Saharan Africans, Native Americans who been largely conquered, displaced. His basic thesis is that environmental differences, not biological differences, led to the sometimes extreme differences in the worlds societies. Why is it that the Europeans dominated the other races? Throughout Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond desperately attempts to answer Yali’s question asking “Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo and brought it to New Guinea, but we black people had little cargo of our own”? Diamond summarizes his answer to Yali’s question essentially attributing the environment for the success of the Europeans and discredits racial superiority of any sort.
The period of 1492 to 1750 offered both the old world and the new world an era of rising independence and connection. During this phase in world history, the Europeans dominated world travel, and by doing so, established colonies in the Americas and also inflamed the African slave trade. As a result of this global domination, the relations focused mainly on Western Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Because of the connection between the three regions of the world, their respective economies developed and drastically changed them from where they were before. The some existing social structures became distorted, others remained constant, and new social structures became apparent as another effect of the new worldwide connection.
This applies to the way we view certain professions and economic classes as well. For example, we call office work “white collar” jobs and deem them to be the highest level of work in our society. Clearly, this is proof of how racial hegemony intersects with economic hegemony. Society values particular forms of economic class over others. Yet, this is problematic because, as scholars Lucas and Buzzenall, “the vast majority of Americans, the standards of success portrayed in these cases are not just an improbability, but a systemic impossibility” (2004, p. 274).
In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries European imperialism spread quickly throughout the world. British imperialism in India was a very good example of the imperialism of that time. The British already had a presence in India since the 1700’s with the British East India Company, so it was much easier to expand their control over India. British imperialism in India had numerous positive and negative effects on both Britain and India. There are many positive effects imperialism had on both Britain and India.
The Industrial Revolution was one of the most significant events that led to advances in technology. It began in England in the early 1700s and traveled to America in the mid 1700s.The industrial revolution which began in England in the late 1700s was caused by many factors. This revolution changed society in many ways. Some of these changes were positive while others were negative. Positive effects of the Industrial Revolution on European society was globalized economy, population growth, and the results of the use of machinery evolved.
Menelik II had successfully managed to manipulate European powers against each other as well as gaining numerous arms and modern weapons against one another. This can be seen through Boahen's view that "the decisive victory at Adwa, achieve primarily because, for the first time in all the Afro-European encounters, the African side enjoyed the technological and military superiority" this helps to show the large amount of support gained from other European powers against the weakest other European powers. Important factors that need to be focused on throughout are about the modernisation that occurred within the state, along with the diplomacy that was struck up with European