In 1909, Herbert Croly was determined to better the United States and did so by writing a book called, “The Promise of American Life”. Croly’s book caught the eye of many politicians and has often been called “…one of the few genuinely important political studies written by an American in the early twentieth century… it has generally been considered an expression of progressivism”(192). During this era the United States experienced constant change due to the Industrial Revolution. As a result, the wealth in the United States was granted to fewer and fewer individuals because big businesses were taking over. Additionally, the economy was not balanced and Herbert Croly devised a plan to regain this balance through federal regulations.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire was an event that held relevance in American history. On March, 25, 1911 at approximately 4:40 PM a fire broke out in the company's factory in New York City which was the deadliest industrial disaster. 147 workers died in that incident, they either died from the fire or jumped from the window. It was considered the most tragic fire incident in New York City. "The fire led to legislation requiring improved factory safety standards and helped spur the growth of the International Ladies' Garment workers' Union, which fought for better and safer working conditions for sweatshop workers in that industry" (Wikipedia) The fire occurred due to the poor and unsafe working condition in the factory.
The United States Election of 1800 is sometimes described as a revolution. This was a revolution because there was a huge political change. The major change in the new American government was a transition from the Federalists to the Republicans. In more depth, the Election of 1800 was significant and “revolutionary” because it marked the transition from the Federalists, the only party to have held the presidency to that point, to the Democratic-Republicans of Jefferson. Incumbent John Adams lost the election to Thomas Jefferson.
Wilsonian Progressivism at Home and Abroad In the elections of 1912 the republican candidates, Roosevelt and Taft split the Republican Party. With this the democrats had a bigger chance to win the elections, and they nominated Dr. Woodrow Wilson. The Democracies planed a new program called “New Freedom” which would include many progressive reforms. Whereas Roosevelt had a program called “New Nationalism” in mind. These two projects became the key issues of the elections.
A Rail-Splitter Splits the Union The Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln, passing up on William "Higher Law" Seward who had too many enemies. The Republican strategy was to win the election without getting a single Southern vote—a bold plan. They were successful in bringing together a broad group including free-soilers (stopping slavery's expansion), manufacturers (a higher tariff), immigrants (rights), westerners (a Northwestern railroad), and farmers (cheap homesteading
‘That act intensified nationalism all over the world... it encouraged further protectionism and led to a further decline in world trade’ an economist ii. ‘The world is paying for its ruthless destruction of life and property in the World War and for its failure to adjust purchasing power to productive capacity during the industrial revolution of the decade following the war’ Reed Smoot, Republican Senator for Utah, driving
In his inaugural address, Jefferson pled for national unity in an attempt to heal the wounds of a vicious campaign and to gain support from the Federalist-controlled Congress. Due to a relatively placid first term, prosperity, lower taxes, and a reduction of the national debt, Jefferson won a landslide victory in
In 1930 President Roosevelt won election and started the New deal in hopes of turning American strife around. With millions unemployed nationally, it would be a tough job. The banks were dry, as well as, farmer’s lands across America. It seemed that trade had come to a dead end and that everything was going in circles, creating an echo effect internationally. It would be years before America was back on its feet economically, and another great war lied ahead, but somehow Americans were able to keep their hopes and dreams alive and come out on the other
He was multidirectional and knowledgeable in various subjects, especially in politics and administration. Also, he was widely known as the author of the Declaration of Independence. Jefferson’s extraordinary words have changed a society and his human fight for rights made him a hero. His writings emphasized the rights of humanity and how a government should provide rights to its people. Among Jefferson’s successes during the Presidency, his greatest achievement was in 1809, when Jefferson chose Meriwether Lewis and his close friend William Clark to explore the rest of America and map
They were sent to internment camps over 100,000 were ordered by government custody and were announced as disloyal. All of their hard work was put to waste however many people wouldn’t buy from them. Racism was taking a strong part of these actions as well and the fact that they were able to manage businesses. Why do