Thus, countries adapted, copied, and utterly shattered the old ideals of warfare. The war of the past has become the war of the future through intoxicating and gunning down millions. Compare that to the atomic bombs that we have today. The weapons and strategies of the Napoleonic era were futile with these new inventions, chemical gas and the automatic weapon. This new technology forced generals to refute the strategies of old, and embrace a new, modern, tactic.
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.
Katey Goodshaw Due: March 13, 2012 Period 6, U.S. History PWA, Benefits for All The New Deal was a series of policies started by Franklin Delano Roosevelt as an attempt to stabilize America’s economy during the Great Depression. One of FDR’s attempts to get America out of the Great Depression was the formation of alphabet agencies. These agencies were started to give work to citizens who were unemployed and to better the general community. The agencies helped unemployed people make a living during an economically difficult time and helped improve communities for all residents. I believe that the New Deal was an important improvement to our country because it helped many people during a time of struggle.
Trusts are groups wherein holders, or trustees, join together with other trustees to gain some form of advantage in their respective markets. Trusts were centrally important throughout the beginning of the 20th century. However, because of their harmfulness to the economy as whole antitrust legislations were created, and numerous antitrust lawsuits were filed. Trust busting, or the regulation of trusts by the government, became a central focus of politicians. Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft are both excellent examples of antitrust supporters.
President Roosevelt had come up with the New Deal which made the economic struggle get back on its tracks. I think the reason for the New Deal was to help the economy of course, but to also help the U.S. labor force to have the unemployed get employed. So this way the U.S. can continue to stay strong economically. Pres. Roosevelt’s New Deal made sense to people because of what it was summarized by, the three R’s.
The bomb needed to be tested after created so on July 16, 1945, New Mexico scientists witnessed the first atomic explosion in the history of the world. As the testing proceeded into the 1950s and 1960s, the scientists discovered the side effects of nuclear weapons and the fear it impacted on the American society. the bombs waste would be delivered by air and wind to the people of a 5-50 miles radius of the explosion. Nonetheless, this explosion would result in birth defects and harmful health conditions. propaganda began to publise this and increased the fears of americans.
In 1949, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were found guilty of being Russian spies and were executed for providing Russia with secrets of the construction of the Atomic bomb (The Atom Spy Case. 2012). American spies had also been found in Russia. As if America wasn’t dealing with enough fear during the 60’ s. The assassination of a President and Malcolm X, Vietnam, and the Berlin Wall were all occurrences that Americans had to deal with in the 60’s. Not to mention, the flood of anti-communist rhetoric through news and media.
After the debatable “success” of the atomic bomb there was talk of using it again Every country now wanted to know who had one, where it was kept, and when/if they would be using it Causes Differences between the US and the Soviet Union were intensified by suspicions after the war. Power was largely shared between the Soviet Union and the United States. As one wanted to dominate the other conflicts were inevitable. Cold and warm Open warfare is referred
The extent to which each country would go, also known as brinkmanship, was shown and scared everyone as mutually assured destruction was the policy of both countries. The USA also involved itself in the Vietnam War, which caused large death tolls and massive protests, with a third of Americans believing entering the war was a mistake (Vietnam War). Eventually the Cold War would die down, but not before taking millions of lives and ruining other countries, not just
This power was focused into the form of a bomb. This bomb would define life for everyone on the earth for the nearly the next 60 years. Although people feared the power of the atomic bomb and later the hydrogen bomb it was a necessary step in the advancement of the scientific understanding of the universe. The main catalyst for the building of the atomic bomb is a letter written to president Franklin D. Roosevelt by the famous physicist Albert Einstein (1). Einstein wrote this letter after learning of the work of Austrian physicist L. Szilard on nuclear fission.