The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
They produced many new jobs with the need for new roads since the American landscape was drastically expanding. Advertisements not only made businesses prosper but gave people actual helpful information, such as the idea of keeping a much better personal hygiene being better for your health. Alternating electrical current increased energy efficiency tenfold compared to direct current since people could actually turn off their electricity. However, the Installment Plan created a country-wide idea that you could now buy what you really can’t afford and that made a lot of debt which eventually made the stock market crash leading to the Great Depression. Although there was a blotch on the great economic image of the twenties, the bigger smudge was on the cultural rifts that
Many people were drinking all over from adesence to elders. People took it out of control and started taking abuse on it and made serious problems like corruption, child abuse, crime, unemployment, and worker safety. Men weren’t able to provide for there family. This was around the time when divorce wasn’t around and women couldn’t leave the men because of their ADDICTION. On there job, it would be slow down because they were to drunk to be able to put the right parts on the car.
The main reason was the beginning of the Great Depression in the 1930’s. It was the most important factor, because people were more concerned about living in this time, and the outcome of it, than about staying active in their role in the Harlem Renaissance. Another reason could be that organizations like the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Urban League shifted their interests from the Harlem Renaissance to more economic and social issues caused by the Great Depression. The loss of these very active companies made more people move on from the Harlem Renaissance to other issues concerning the Great Depression. Also, many black writers and literary promoters, including Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Charles S. Johnson, and W.E.B.
The adverse effects of prohibition were dangerous. Moonshine was poor quality and sometimes killed people. ‘Jackass Brandy’ caused internal bleeding and ‘Soda Pop Moon’ contained a poisonous alcohol. Prohibition also failed because of the increasing crime rate. It made criminals out of ordinary, working class people.
The Loss of loved ones; loss of important family members and loss of friends resulting from irresponsible drunk drivers on the road are tragic and permanent. Drunk driving is like playing with fire because most of the time, the drunk drivers think they are suitable for driving. Unfortunately, the liquor already affects their minds, they do not care about themselves and other people’s lives, and that is not only selfish but a deadly combination. You have no right to let anyone else suffer from the consequence of your action especially innocent bystanders and their loved ones. One of the biggest causes of drunk driving is the person who hasn’t adequately prepared for the situation.
| FACT | FICTION | Bathing was considered to be a health risk! | * | | Nobody drank water. Beer was the standard tipple, and it was strong. It was drunk throughout the day at breakfast, lunch and dinner! | * | | Actors of Shakespeare’s time would regularly trash inns, drink heavily, chase the local girls and generally wreak havoc!
Diego Cervantes Mr.Olazaba English 11 March 29, 2012 During the great depression there was a lot of poverty because the economy was down and families did not have enough recourses to help support their children . People were drinking alcohol instead of supporting their families, mostly men were drinking. On January 16th, 1919 the 18th amendment of the constitution was ratified, prohibition in the United States was a law. Banning of alcohol only made things worse by increasing organized crime, violence, and corruption among law enforcement officials during the next decade. The 18th amendment contributed to the rise of organized crime because it created a lot of underground business.
... and prohibited children from working more than 10 hours per day, but enforcement was difficult to achieve. 18th Amendment prohibited the use of alcohol. During this time period the saloons were a business with many business operating under their roof. Saloons would serve inexpensive meals, cash paychecks, and rent rooms. Prohibitionist felt that the mixture of foreign cultures, alcohol and machine politics would undermine American culture and democracy.
Alcohol did not create a negative impact for those who did not abuse it, but of course there always has to be those few who mess it all up for the rest of the population. During the times where prohibition was not in place, husbands would cause menacing crimes to their families due to their overdosing. The rates of child abuse drastically increased during the times before prohibition, as drunken fathers would come home from the bar causing harm to their young. Such acts caused alcohol consumption to be viewed in a negative way by groups of people and religions. To some, alcohol was considered to be “devil's juice” and was forbidden in some homes.