The early twentieth century was an era of business expansion and progressive reform in the United States. The Progressive era was a time of immense change in America and American society. The progressives, as they called themselves, struggled to improve American society by working toward equality. Progressives shared optimism about American citizens’ ability to improve social conditions, by actively intervening, both politically and morally, and ensure social justice. During an age of mass industrialization and urbanization, obtaining social justice was of vital importance because with social justice established, social control would naturally be achieved due to the satisfaction of citizens being treated equally.
The United States of America is a nation that thrives on diversity and acknowledges the necessity to offer opportunity in order to sustain equality. This country was built from the hard work of immigrants from all over the world to build what is America today. Many people arrive to the United States from their homeland countries both legally and illegally and it has never been such a concern until now. Immigration legal and illegal has pulled in plenty of eyebrow raises, media reports, and arguments on wither it places a positive or negative stain on the United States. Some believe that America benefits from immigration, while others blame immigration for all economic and employment crisis.
All payments went towards the king, this would've also made the Earls not feel powerful enough, especially Harold Godwin who was seen as the most powerful man in England, but theoretically he wasn’t. However the Economy was well governed because the trade increased, which encouraged both the growth of towns and foreign contacts, this demonstrates that England were still involved in trade, which was good for the economy. However the economy was not very well developed especially compared to the Byzantine Empire and Muslim world. Those economies were massive, especially when compared to England’s. Overall I believe that the economy for pre-Conquest England as well- governed to an extent as the King did have large control, he did control this well, but he may have been seen as too powerful where the government is concerned.
The Irish: During the mid 1800s Ireland’s population grew rapidly and many of the people lived on small farms that produced very little, because of their poverty the people depended mainly on the potato crop. However, due to the failure of the potato crop in 1845 the US saw a large jump in those emigrated from Ireland. . Many of the immigrants to America from Irish were under the age of thirty-five and men . Even though there was a low birth rate in the and plentiful jobs in America many of the Irish found that the fast paced economy they heard about was not as fast as they believed.
English 91 Hybrid October 20, 2012 Essay 2 Draft 4 The Assimilation Practices of Immigrants in the United States In the essay written by Gregory Rodriguez, entitled “From Newcomers to New Americas: The Successful Integration of Immigrants into American Society”, he discussed the different techniques immigrants practice in order to assimilate to their new life in the United States. These practices help immigrants to be part of their new culture while not losing their own cultural identity. As an immigrant in the U.S., I can relate to three of the assimilation practices that Gregory Rodriguez mentioned in his essay, which were becoming a citizen, owing a house, English language acquisition, and friendship which it helps me assimilate into this country. One of the practices that plays a big part in the process of assimilation into United States is becoming a citizen. When an immigrant becomes a citizen, it changes the way he or she feels toward the United States.
They had jobs such as railroad track layers, brick layers, grave diggers; fruit, vegetable and cotton pickers, doormen, elevator operators.Almost 1 million black farm workers lost their jobs, many moved to the cities where they shared similar experiences with the immigrants; low paid jobs and poor housing conditions.In the northern states, decent jobs went to the white population and discrimination was just as common in the north as it was in the South and many black families lived in ghettoes in the cities in very poor conditions. On the other hand one reason that black Americans did benefit as before the war less than 2% of the population in the southern states could vote but by 1945 around 15% of black Americans in the southern states had been registered to vote. Another reason that the black Americans did not share in the economic boom was that the living situations for them was appalling. 40% of housing available to black Americans in Washington DC was found to be sub standard where as only 12% of white housing fell into this category however as a result of boom the amount of unemployed black Americans fell. It fell from 937,000 to 151,000.
On the other hand, the representation of the American values as shown in the inaugural address of President John F.Kennedy is meant to spark off humane values for the citizens. The era of enlightenment in America brought a lot of changes especially to the general life of the people. Enlightenment was a very critical process through which the success as well as the progress of America was based upon. It formed a foundation through which the development of all sectors of America such as political, religious and social aspects was initiated. Throughout a long period of time, the values instilled have formed a crucial part of America’s development and it’s relative to people of all walks of life.
Immigration: A journey to America In this paper, I will give a brief overview of United States Immigration Laws. I will also argue two immigration proposals, the DREAM Act as well as the Immigration Reform. Finally I will discuss life as an immigrant. America is a place that people from all cultures have called home. For this reason, one advantage of immigration for the United States is the increase in diversity of cultures all over the country.
Thirdly and most importantly what makes America great is the freedom we have. “Our Diversity in America collection takes a good look at what it means to be “American” and examines the rich heritages that make up our country. Each culture provides its own special and irreplaceable contribution to our understanding of America today. From Asia to Europe to Africa to Latin America, some 128 articles trace each nationality’s broad history and important contributions to the American way of life. Castillo 2 Diversity in America not only presents a host of intimate snapshots of culture and heritage, but documents the struggles of nationalities to integrate into the “melting pot” society of America, and highlights the strength and integrity of various cultural leaders and thinkers.” http://www.worldandi.com/specialcollection/special-collection-diversity.asp.
Why did Europeans Emigrate to America in such numbers? Europeans emigrated to America for many reasons, these however were not the same reasons but may have been similar in nature. I will be looking at the period of 1776 – 1914 this time period is after America had received its independence and before World War 1 which did effect emigration to America. In this essay I will mention the main European nations that provided emigration to America in this period and the push and pull factors that encouraged or forced these migrants to leave their homelands for a new life in America. English emigrated to America due to high population, high unemployment and the promise of a better life which America was offering.