From Isolation to Global Involvement From the time of the Spanish American War through the conclusion of the Cold War, the United States went from relative isolation to increased global involvement because of 1.political and technological innovation, 2.greater economic strength and 3. effective scientific strategy. The consequences of this increased global involvement on American society were 4.becoming a typical capitalist country and 5.make American people's life more abundant. 1. political and technological innovation Innovation in both politic and technology has ensured America’s rapid rise since the late 19th century. In 1983, Frederick Jackson Turner who was one of the most influential historians presented a "frontier thesis". He expressed that the frontier which between savagery and civilization is the important line to accelerate the development of America.
Although the problem of smuggling had to be overcome, exportation in Britain was booming. Britain was in the midst of a mass industrial revolution and was ‘rich’ in the right resources such as cotton, other textile goods and coal. This was a real boost for Britain’s economy and was a factor completely
Aware of the extra-money available to working families, the different pieces of a Big Business have acted in such a way to suck that extra-money from the poor families. Accordingly, railroads raised their prices on food suppliers; Standard Oil increased their fuel prices. In addition large grocery and department stores have added a greater price to their goods as well. As a result, the cost of living from 1870-1900 stayed approximately constant despite decreasing food and fuel prices. For the great majority of Americans, their standard of living remained the same, or even declined in response to the rise of tenement housing and an influx of immigrant workers.
Explain the term ‘globalisation’ and the role that multinational companies play in the development of globalisation. Globalisation is the process by which the world is becoming increasingly interconnected as a result of massively increased trade and cultural exchange. Globalisation has increased the production of goods and services and has therefore lead to increased trade between countries. This trade encourages countries to work together and removes trade barriers such as quotas and tariffs. This increased openess allows countries to specialise in producing goods which they have a comparitve advantage in (this means they can produce goods at lower unit costs) A multinational Company is a corporation that has its facilities and other assets in at least one country other than its home country.
Industrialization greatly affected the balance of power in the world. Those nations that did industrialize became significantly more powerful. The first nation to industrialize was Great Britain. One of the major effects of industrialization was the need for raw materials, so it encouraged colonialism. The European powers attempted to dominate in far-flung places in order to make sure that they had the resources needed to drive their
This then meant better employment and better work. The extent of Britain's growth in democracy was also due to economic change. This meant better pay at work therefore more people could get the vote with a higher wage. Also there was more production which meant more workers and more tax. Both of these points played an important part in the growth of democracy in
American's could afford cars for the first time and started going on mini-vacation, known as weekend trips. What later led to the 'Great Depression' was a return to the federal government over stepping its duty by raising Taxes and again adding restrictions on business. The short term causes of the Great depression were easy credit, industrial production fell and in 1929 the boom had finished. Although it was responsible for tariffs contributing to farming struggle, the staple industry and also the technological unemployment were long term causes, but it did result in higher unemployment, that made people more eager to get jobs so they went out of the city for employment. In my opinion, I think the key contributor was the First World War which created the perfect opportunity for America's businesses to maximise their profits as they supplied the Allies with food and munitions, they also took over markets that had previously been under Britain and Germany's control.
In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries European imperialism spread quickly throughout the world. British imperialism in India was a very good example of the imperialism of that time. The British already had a presence in India since the 1700’s with the British East India Company, so it was much easier to expand their control over India. British imperialism in India had numerous positive and negative effects on both Britain and India. There are many positive effects imperialism had on both Britain and India.
The American Industrial Revolution changed many lives of many American during the 1800’s and early 1900’s. She was becoming one of the most important industrial nations during this period through aggressive political negotiations, economical and military power. Americans were discovering better ways of manufacture of goods, making transportation more reliable and creating communication more accessible to the general public. The population began to grow at a rapid rate and technological advances promoted the growth of industries in rural areas throughout the US. New technologies allowed business owners to reduce labor and the hours in the movement of materials from one point to the other.
It grew in numbers as well as locations and factories. The growth was a great contributory factor in the Industrial Revolution. It allowed higher wages, allowed better diets, made urban places better, and also brought people together in cultures. The Industrial Revolution impacted America economically, socially, politically, and morally. It has helped us to bring the world to where it is in the present.