The transcontinental railroad brought many benefits, for example it made transportation much faster. A wagon trip over the Oregon Trail had once taken six weeks at best, and with the transcontinental railroad that same trip could be made in a matter of days. Another benefit is that it connected places that were distant such as Los Angeles, California. Los Angeles, California, was once a sleepy provincial town, now with the transcontinental railroad it was one of the railroads’ boomtowns. The railroads also brought the riches of the West, thousands of tons of ore and cattle by the millions could now flow east to be processed and consumed.
People began flocking to California when they started hearing stories about the gold rush, dreams of making it rich, gold lying around just waiting for you to grab it. The gold rush began when james w. marshall found some at sutter mill in Coloma californai. He probably shouldn’t have told anybody because after he did about 300,000 people showed up looking for gold, good for making cities out west but bad for james. The effects of the Gold Rush were substantial. San Francisco grew from a small settlement of about 200 residents in 1846 to a boomtown of about 36,000 by 1852.
The substantial increase in population due to immigration that occurs during this time goes on to affect the nation in positive and negative ways. Some of the adverse affects of such a rapid growth in population were overcrowding in cities, lack of jobs, and occasional food shortages. But the hard working spirit and work ethic that the immigrants brought, along with a determined will to succeed, were an overarching positive were crucial to the country becoming what it is today. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and emigrate to the United States. Immigrants entered into the United States through several
Making a Gold Rush: Through the Good Times and the Bad The first two years of the Gold Rush seemed to be California’s miners most lucrative years, whereas I tend to disagree with Rohrbough and his statement that “the Gold Rush…generated a complex and highly competitive economy that conferred advantages on those with capital and luck and that ignored men who possessed neither.” Success is determined with what you choose to do with your earnings and how successful you were, as well as the investments that were made during the first years of the Gold Rush. Luck has nothing to do with the less profitable 49ers, the deteriorating conditions of the placers and areas in which they mined for years after the overwhelming influx of miners and immigrants
Alaska has profit more than half of the income from the pipeline has produces and the other profit goes to the United States. Which make Alaska more prosperity, before the TAP project even start, many oil company has invest into the project to get better profit, and they did get profit from the pipeline. Even through TAP has transport so many ton of oil sin 1977, but did not affect the world oil price because it did not fully working at it maximum potential and with the decline of outside production in Alaska were not approved until 1980s. The enormous pipeline project has interest many people from around the world to go to see it including artist and map creator; this has made an opportunity for touring business. The touring business also help Alaska economy rise into a prosperity state.
The California dream period is just decades years ago, and many people still look for their California dream now. However, as a person lives in California now, I think the California dream has already turn into nightmare. However, lots of people don’t even know that much about all the issues in California, and it continues to be worse. And this is why I think there is California nightmare. Since the 49er’s come to California to get gold.
If the success of an Independence movement is defined by achievement of the original goals, then the Mexican Independence Movement was more successful than the Brazilian Independence Movement because Mexico achieved its political, and social goals while Brazil did not achieve its goals to the extent Mexico did, and while Brazil did become economically stable afterwards, Mexico remained economically unstable. There were many political goals for both the Mexican and Brazilian Independence movements. Napoleon’s invasion of the mother countries, Spain and Portugal caused much disruption in the countries so forcing him out was not only a goal but a necessity. Other goals included bringing Ferdinand VII back into power and the final goal was to become independent. Along with the goal of removing Napoleon from Portugal, Brazil’s only set goal politically was to become independent.
This act made important changes to the United States since the reform following the Great Depression. It made changes in the American financial regulatory environment that affect all federal financial regulatory agencies and almost every part of the nation's finance industries. Even though this may seem as a good thing for our country, many critics believe the reform act is not enough to prevent another financial crisis. I believe this reform act was a major achievement in a way. The economy has gotten better through the years and President Obama has come up with some very beneficial strategies that have helped this country get out of the recession that we were in.
America has spent numerous amounts of money on strengthening our homeland security as well as border patrol, which have strengthened our defense but weakened our economy. Although some Americans feel much safer within our borders today, there are still many more that still have fear of those terrorists, but with all the new laws stemming from 9/11 people generally feel much safer in America than ever before. In conclusion, 9/11 has had many a huge impact in America in many ways both positive and negative. A positive impact of 9/11 is that Americans came together as one and showed they were there for one another when times got hard. A negative impact that 9/11 has had is the effect it has had on the economy and also with the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
After the First World War or “the war to end all wars”, the whole world thrived with prosperity. New inventions and industries that were damaged by the war kicked off and then came the “roaring 20’s”. The 20’s brought great riches and prosperity to many. Some people developed a fortune and new life for themself. However contrary to they’re lavish lifestyle these people who acquired new wealth were seen as unworthy to the wealthy community in America (the “old rich”) and were shunned by the click of wealthy Americans who were born into they’re materialistic lifestyle.