To a certain extent I believe that the impact of the 1st World War was beneficial to the economy and society of the USA. However, on the other hand I don’t agree with the statement as some problems did occur in the society and economy of the USA. It can be argued that the impact of the 1st World War was important on the economy, especially employment. This is a strong argument because during the war employment increased to an extent where 1.3 million jobs were created. It could be argued that this was due to America’s neutrality to the war until April 1917 causing the USA not to have any war damage and this changed America’s economy as they replaced Britain and London as the USA and New York became the Financial Centre of the world.
The 1872 secret voting act made voting more confidential. Choice is also a key point in democracy. The current two party system was undemocratic but in 1900 the labour representative committee gave more choice to voters. Access to information was improving because compulsory education was introduced and therefore more people could read the cheap newspapers that were distributed by the growing railway industry. Accountability was a key point in democracy because if an mp did something wrong, they could be voted out by the public.
The rise of the Labour party was a crucial factor for the drive of reform for the Liberal party. The new Labour Party promised social reform and the Liberals were worried about losing votes. Reform could therefore be seen as a rather selfish, political advantageous response to political change. Since 1884, most working class men had the vote and the Liberals wanted to attract those votes. So therefore it was for their own political advantage of the Liberal government to offer social reform, even if they did not fully believe in the principle of government intervention in people’s everyday lives.
His aim was to make Russia a super power. * But, he was faced with many problems; Russia had a very small business class, which was central to keeping up with Britain. Also the majority of peasants didn’t have complete freedom which limited migration. Plus, the Russian economy had insufficient funds to invest in industrialisation, as well as the rouble not being on the golden standard so not many people were willing to invest as the rouble wasn’t a safe investment. This was changed when the rouble was put on the golden standard, many people and countries invested such as; factory owners from Bradford as well as Belgium, France and Britain.
President Hoover was actually more liberal than many believed as he tried to provide some assistance but the problem was most assistance did not reach the people who needed it most. President FDR, however, was liberal because he did try to help Americans in need, but might have been conservative because he could have spent more money to help the Great Depression sooner. President Hoover was actually more liberal than many believed as he tried to provide some assistance but the problem was that it did not get to the people that needed it. In Document A, Hoover aspired to help America, but controlling could ruin liberalism for America. Hoover helped but to a certain point that was to protect America’s individual liberalism.
The Boer War acted largely as a spur to much needed reforms in Britain. It had considerable impact on many changes that took place in Britain post-war. The Esher report was directly written due to the Boer War and it was highly impactful, creating reform across the whole of the war office. Rowntree’s report on poverty confirmed the governments finding from recruitment of the Boer War, that the health of many working class men was poor. However much needed reforms such as Old Age Pensions had little to do with the Boer war.
How effectively did the Liberals help the poor? (16 marks) After the Liberal Party won the General Election in 1906, they introduced a series of social reforms which were mainly focused to help the old, sick, young, and unemployed to tackle the problem associated with poverty. It was agreed that the Liberals did improve the living conditions of the poor in Britain, but also there were many limitations which were overlooked at that time. Children in the 19th century were given help provided by some charities: they helped poor families, but not children specifically. Orphans were looked after in workhouses.
Booth was known for his theory of London being divided into six classes with the lowest dragging the higher ones further into poverty therefore worsening the problem. The idea of a ‘poverty line’ being a good measurement was further supported and Rowntree found that 28% of York was living beneath it. This, like the work of many others, supported the findings of Booth and other researchers. As this information became more and more reliable and undeniable, the reality of the social problems became clearer to the government. Another example of where the government became aware of problems is when they found out that many of the soldiers in the army were not eligible to fight as they were not fit or healthy enough during the Boer War in 1902.
During the period between 1900 and 1914 Germany was socially, economically and politically stagnant. It is considered though that the cause of inactive political status was all the moderate reforms introduced by the weak political establishment. Despite the fact that other factors such as the military, the economy and the pressure groups contributed to the maintenance of the political status quo, it was to a large extent the responsibility of the establishment, as it is directly connected to the political status, and thus responsible for the introduction of better reforms that would help Germany grow politically which it did not, so it was not successful. Firstly, a reason why the political status quo was maintained as such was the constitution of Germany. Victory against France in 1871 led to the unification of the states of North Confederation with the rest of the kingdoms and a new constitution based on the North Confederation’s one was created.
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.