Important Events Essay

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Progressivism: Roosevelt’s Reign The United States have undergone many changes due to the efforts of many Americans who are willing to fight for causes that were out of the ordinary and made sense. Theodore Roosevelt was the President during this time period. He also made it illegal to give preferential treatment to railroad passengers with the Elkins Act in 1903. Later, The Hepburn Act, gave Congress even more power over the railroads. These changes made by Roosevelt have broken the threshold of strong monopoly business practices and has created “fairness” in the economy. The Pure Food and Drug Act was passed during this time period (1906). This was very important because it was passed along with the Meat Inspection Act. Both Acts provided that food fed to the United States citizens are clean and edible. The trigger to this was the book called “The Jungle.” It was about the conditions and terrible maintenance of the meat-packing industry. If it weren’t for the many changes that Roosevelt made, we would still be stuck with terrible food and the possibility of business monopolies overtaking the world’s economy. World War II: Japanese Internment The attack on Pearl Harbor was one of the main triggers for the United States to get involved in World War II. World War II started the era of containment for national controlled discrimination. Japanese internment was used as a precaution to the United States. Executive Order 9066 gave the War Department permission to define military areas and exclude anyone who could possibly threaten the war effort. By 1942, almost every Japanese American were put into an internment camp. But it didn’t stop there. Almost 100 Japanese refused to obey the Executive Order, and as a result, they were arrested and convicted. On top of that, their money/land was sold, so they cannot repeal the ruling. However,
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