The ideas of Social Darwinism and Social Gospel were a form of justification brought on by Americans in the late 1800s and 1900s. Social Darwinism was created by using Charles Darwin's theory of natural evolution and natural selection, 'the survival of the fittest'. Social Gospel was a moral reform movement promoted by Protestant clergy such as Walter Rauschenbusch and Washington Gladden. It was a liberal movement within the American Protestantism that applied to biblical teachings and Christian ethics to a variation of social and industrialization problems. Especially issues of social justice such as economic inequality, poverty, crime, racial tensions, child labor, inadequate labor unions, poor schools, and the danger of war.
Charlemagne or Charles the great, Carolingian monarch. He was a very strong element in unifying Western Europe through the blessing of the church. Charlemagne Grandfather had partnership with the church during his period of time; he was the one who started the process to bring Western Europe together, in the belief that everyone should be Christian. Charlemagne father, Pepin the short contiutued this process thought the Western Europe and passed his beliefs on to Charlemagne. All three Carolingian monarchs wanted the church to reform, wanted to reorganize the church under the pope; all this would help raise their power as the Carolingian dynasty.
McKinley was assassinated shortly after he was reelected in 1900. This brought Theodore Roosevelt into the Presidency. President Theodore Roosevelt’s internationalism policy is considered one of the most influential policies of any American President. The President had many different ventures in politics, and was involved in many other countries. This gave birth to America’s current form as an international superpower.
Moreover, in chapter three, in deals with the Confederation Period in which the First Continental Congress creates and passes laws that would help for the nation to embrace religious pluralism and with this embracement that it would be a distinguishing feature of American history. Moreover, it was within the ranks of leadership in the Continental and Confederation Congresses that the men that filled those seats were men of deep religious conviction in which they infused their beliefs into their work and wanted to have a nation the was the representation of God. Moreover, it was in each
In the beginning of the early 1900’s transatlantic passenger service had been a lucrative business and shipping companies were competing against each other to see who would build the biggest and fastest ship. Two such shipping rivals were Cunnard and White Star. By 1912, the White Star, a British shipping company, exceeded everyone’s expectations with their new ocean liner, the RMS Titanic. It was not
During the Cold War era, the USA's economic position may have been strengthened due to its increasing political influence as one of the world's leading powers alongside The USSR, which had a GDP that made up 10% of the world's economy in 1950. The competition between these two dominant powers served as motivation for them to increase and solidify their super power status through militaristic, scientific, political and economic means. By 1998 The USA remained the world's leading economic power with Japan having the second largest economy, constituting 13% of the world's GDP. It can also be seen that The USSR had lost its position in the top 4 due to the collapse of communism – negatively impacting on Russia's economy as it was no longer bolstered by its buffer states in Eastern Europe that contributed to Soviet industry. With
Imperialism began in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s affecting many countries, for example, China, India, Africa, and South America were all affected by imperialism. Although the New Imperialism resulted from industrialized nations seeking control of foreign territories, the conditions that motivated and fueled the great expansion for industrialized nations were mostly based on economic motives. As Europe gained significant power strongly centered nation states emerged. Several factors contributed to the Europeans conquest of Africa. One staggering advantage was Europeans technological superiority.
The United States forcefully omitted their foreign rights and enforced American values upon the islanders. The United States successfully imperialized foreign islands without consequence due to the American public’s ideals of religion, manifest destiny, and American values. The American imperialism of both Pacific and Atlantic islands was favored by a majority of the American public because of their shared religion of Christianity. The American public believed it was God’s will that the United States shall become a superpower to spread the word of Jesus Christ. According to Reverend Josiah Strong, a prominent Protestant clergyman,” It seems to me that God, with infinite wisdom and skill, is training the Anglo-Saxon race, the purest Christianity, the highest civilization in which will
In both articles, Confessions of Faith and Manifesto for the Society for German Colonization, Cecil Rhodes and Carl Peters offer their arguments for national imperialism and colonization for their respective countries. Cecil Rhodes, Britain’s strongest promoter of the empire, outlined his views on British imperialism in his personal “confession” written in the 1870s. Rhodes argues for imperialism by saying that his race, the Anglo-Saxon race, is superior to all others and that it is their duty to spread their influence. He says, “It is our duty to seize every opportunity of acquiring more territory and we should keep this one idea steadily before our eyes that more territory simply means more of the Anglo-Saxon race more of the best most human, most honourable race the world possesses.” The main reasons for imperialism for Cecil Rhodes are nationalism and ethnocentrism, while Carl Peters called for imperialism and colonization is to keep his country alive. His arguments are for survival because every year his country is losing people.
Natasha Nieves P.6 Manifest Destiny “It was America’s right to stretch from sea to shining sea, not only was there a responsibility to hold to our citizens to gain valuable natural resources, but also to civilize this beautiful land” – Unknown. Manifest Destiny was the belief that the United States was preordained by God to expand throughout North America. Many great achievements have been the effect of America’s fulfillment of its Manifest Destiny. America has not only geographically succeeded but the glorious success has carried its self to the present day. The origin of Manifest Destiny comes from the influential Puritan John Winthrop writing.