Like many black people, most Hispanics lived in poverty due to low wages and the lack of help they received from others. Many Hispanics lived in California in the north of America. They worked as farmers and were employed seasonably to harvest the crops in California. Agriculture was huge in California, with it being worth around $4 billion. However, due to the fact that the Hispanics only worked during harvest, they did not earn enough money to live comfortably.
For example, in the south, African Americans had little chance of being employed against white people, due to the discrimination of employers. This trapped blacks in a cycle of poverty; if they couldn’t get jobs, they couldn’t afford to pay poll tax so they could vote for someone who would improve their employment rights. Also, southern African Americans had few employment opportunities. For example, sharecropping and other agricultural jobs were the main opportunities. African American women were treated even worse than men.
Most of the African Americans were just slaves to the Whites. The African Americans didn’t usually have any say in their lives because they were unequal to the Whites. The African Americans were forced to sharecrop because they could not afford their own land. Their pay was less than minimal. The African Americans were treated unfairly and they were the first group of people that were laid off during any economic downturn.
Coal and iron deposits in the southern | The sparse population of the West did not support much industrial growth, and the economy continued to be based on natural resources. | Economic growth in both farming and manufacturing. | Population Change | There was a high population.By 1870 about 15 percent of the U.S. population was foreign born. | Many Africans Americans left to work in the North and Midwest because of the problems with race. |
Basically all of the South’s resources were going to hell. Uncertain economic times make it pretty hard to make a living. African Americans found themselves to be politically limited during this time as Southern states passed laws that limited their access to exercise their right to vote. Literacy tests were used to keep blacks away from ballot boxes, as some states limited the right to vote to those who could pass a literacy test; a large majority of slaves had never learned to read or write. Not surprisingly, white voters were often given easier passages than blacks.
The Bill was created to prevent a repeat of the Bonus March of 1932 and a relapse into the Great Depression after World War II ended. The American Legion (a veterans group) was essentially responsible for many of the Bill’s provisions. The Legion managed to have the bill apply to all who served in the armed services, including African Americans and women. The fact that the Bill paid for a G. I.’s entire education encouraged many universities across the country to expand enrollment. For example, the University of Michigan had fewer than 10,000 students prior to the war, but in 1948 its enrollment was well over 30,000.
What Made Cesar Chavez an Effective Leader? After the Great Depression and the drought, many Dust Bowlers, Chicanos and Filipinos made a living of working in the fields. Thinning lettuce, tending grapes, and picking peaches to keep the Americans with no anxieties satisfied. With so many people, moving to places to find jobs, less and less people found luck. Not to mention the jobs did not pay much.
They had to find a solution to their lack of economy stimulation. The extensive labor required to tend to the plantations and farms, and work in the trade and shipbuilding industry became a major problem. This brought up the place of “indentured servants” who came to the colonies as a house or plantation worker then after five to seven years they would be freed by their masters. During this time race was not the main deciding factor on if you were a servant or not but it was your place in the world and how much money you had that was the deciding factor. This form of workers didn’t always go as planned though because of rebellions, wars, and and many other mishaps.
However, much of the land consisted of swampy wetlands or unfertile pinewoods unsuitable for farming. To make things worse, by 1866 bureau officials tried to force freedmen to sign labor contracts with white landowners, returning black people to white authority. Black men who refused to sign contracts could be arrested. Families were often cheated out of their fair share of the crop. Without land of their own, they remained under white authority well into the twentieth century.
Despite a fair amount of blacks have become middle class, they are still seen as blacks. This unfair treatment seems to keep the blacks and whites separated, or keeping blacks “in their place”, resulting in a lack of upward mobility. Even though this continuously happens, Gans really has no explanation for it. Perhaps a fear of darkness, or people with “negriod” features. Other reasons could be that the majority of blacks were poor for two generations, and one out of every four lives in poverty today.