Everyone wants someone to point the finger towards. For instance, currently the United States is facing a large number of unemployed citizens. Those without jobs might put blame on the socio-economic struggle on immigrants and aliens, who just happen to be Hispanic. The main reasons for this particular group receiving so much hate falls on two concerns. The first, there are large groups of illegal South Americans coming through the Mexican border annually, who potentially take jobs from native white Americans who remain jobless.
Agrarian republicanism is what Thomas Jefferson strived for America to take as a form of the nation. Agrarian republicanism consisted of a nation of small family farms clustered tighter in rural communities. As he was in the White House, he bred some new traits of the developing nation. Although Jefferson started to establish his clearly defined idea of what form the American nation should take of agrarian republicanism as president, there were many issues and forces that threatened its survival by 1826 including westward expansion, slavery, and the economics of the time. As seen in Document A, Jefferson’s vision of an agrarian republic nation consisted of farmers who work on their own land producing mostly subsistence crops, little or no slave laborers with a relaxed, unscheduled work pace, and a ranch surrounded by crops secluded from most others in a small community.
Illegal Aliens are harming our economy and are taking American jobs contrary to what you are led to believe. "Over the past 10 years, more than 2 million low-skilled American workers have been displaced from their jobs and each 10 percent increase in the immigrant workforce decreases U.S. wages by 3.5 percent" writes CNN financial analyst Lou Dobbs (Grigg 1). Current president George W. Bush and his political allies assure the public that illegal immigrants are doing jobs that nobody else wants. However, Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, points out "what they really mean is that they are doing the jobs that they as middle- and upper-class people don't want" (Grigg 1). Agriculture has many other instances of employers switching to immigrant workers whether they are legal or not to increase their profits.
After researching and learning about this week’s American History I’ve realized that not only did the United States of America go through significant changes through 1947 to 1960, the whole world changed because of the advancements in technology. Today I’ll be discussing The Baby Boom from 1946 through 1960 and why/how it impacted society. According to the history article (Baby Boomers), “In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born every year from 1954 until 1964, when the boom finally tapered off. By then, there were 76.4 million “baby boomers” in the United States.” It started after World War II ended in 1954 when vets were returning home from war led to the massive increase
Filburn in 1942. This was a landmark case because it was based upon an American citizen who was producing a crop (wheat) for his own consumption for animals on his farm. Based on the New Deal, issued by President Franklin D Roosevelt, the Agricultural Act of 1938 was produced. This act provided increased Federal control on crop production as well as other things to stabilize the farming industry and crop prices. There were quotas set for crop production to stabilize crop prices, as a result of the legislation of the Agricultural Act.
3/2/2011 Fixing America’s Immigration Issues The United States due to increasing economic concern needs to address our current immigration policies. An estimated 12 million illegal immigrants are in the United States and this number is increasing every year. In many areas illegal immigrants can receive public assistance including education, welfare and medical care without paying in taxes. Immigration reforms could help in reducing the national debt while allowing us to retain many of the current benefits given to American citizens. The American public in general realizes reform must take place, but the direction the policy reform should to take is still very much up in the air.
Josh On LALS 1 Huascar Garcia 3-18-13 At the Heart of Migration I still remember the devastating fact Professor Hector told us in the lecture, saying most Latinos came to the United States after 1970, and the number grew to 38 million people. That is an enormous number, composing the 15.7% of total population in United States. There is a plenty of reasons why all the Latinos came over, but it is an important fact that now they are a crucial segment of the U.S. population. However, a lot of immigrants, including illegal workers, still have difficulty in United States. Rafael Vega, an Illinois resident featured in a Chicago Tribune article, is a hard worker who works in separate factories.
This has been a corrupt system for as long as people can remember so who can they trust? “The system of a working relationship between Mexican authority’s and drug lords prevailed between 1940’s and 1990’s.” In 1997, the president was exposed as a top leader in the Juarez cartel. (Francisco Gonzales, John Hopkins University press 2008) To try and make a difference, when Enrique Pena Nieto took presidency in Dec. 2012, he pledged to “add a new 10,000 member security force to concentrate on the drug war, separate from the federal police.” (La Times 12/17/12) The United States helped in the war by working with the Mexican government, by giving a 1.4 billion dollar initiative for technology and training. (Francisco Gonzales) They added security to rural areas, and cameras with ground sensors to main crossing points of the Rio Grande. This helps the Border patrol to find immigrants trying to sneak over in the middle of the night.
Mexicans have lived in the Pacific Northwest since the 1850s. They continued to come to the region for mining and ranching opportunities through the latter half of the nineteenth century. In the first two decades of the twentieth century, political and economic conditions in Mexico that resulted from revolution and the repressive policies of President Porfirio Diaz pushed many out of Mexico to go north. Agricultural and railroad expansion and labor shortages in the United States also pulled thousands of Mexicans from their homeland to the Southwest and to other regions of the United States. Mexican American communities in the Columbia River Basin began to grow dramatically beginning in the early 1940s.