Question: Describe the changing political economic and social factors which at first did not allow for responsible government in British North America and how they ultimately led to the adoption of responsible government in British North American colonies in the 1840s and 1850s Thesis: The influx of immigrants to North America from Britain, due to the industrial revolution, brought many profound changes to the colonies. These newly immigrated farmers, hoping to find a land to start anew without the limitations found in Britain were distraught to find the situation in the colonies similar. Therefore, In both Upper and Lower Canada, the unjust oligarchies that controlled the residents, brought on a want of reform and responsible government. The people eventually turned to armed rebellion against the British. And although, these rebellions failed, their aftermath caused the creation of Lord Durham’s Report, the merging of Upper and Lower Canada, and a responsible government to govern the newly created Province of Canada.
A good way to get more materials involves finding more land to claim that has the materials on them, thus the British colonization of North America. When the British began to colonize the Americas they came into a huge amount of raw materials that allowed them to begin making finished goods that sold for more than then raw materials. The Americas also gave the British a domestic trading partner, with a domestic trading partner Britain began to make even more money. When the British began realizing the tremendous amount of materials the colonists were sitting on Britain shut down trade to other nations which put a collar on the growing American economy and gave the British a monopoly over a large amount of trade. The role of mercantilism to the colonial process of North America was very important.
Era of Good Feelings The US has not always been a place of such vast inventions and accessibility. We had to start somewhere and someone had to think of the improvements to our country that we never even think of. The time period 1814-1860 can be termed an Era of Good Feelings socially and economically but not as much politically as there were underlying tones of sectionalism that will ultimately lead to a divide in the United States. This was a time when thoughts of an easier life sparked in the minds of Americans and led them to invent things to increase productivity and to change society as a whole. There were many social changes during the "Era of Good Feelings."
As a result, the United States had acquired Puerto Rico and Guam as territories. This fueled the sentiment that the United States was now a global power and had unprecedented backing for expansion. America was now ready to continue its "manifest destiny". After careful consideration of the benefits and consequences, I do believe that the United States expansionism was worth the effort. The United States was now somewhat of an empire, albeit, not as great as the powers of Europe.
American Imperialism Imperialism is the advocacy of extending the power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisitions or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas. This is how America came to be the most powerful nation, by eliminating racial discrimination. In the late Nineteenth Century, interests, ideology, and strategic interests encouraged American imperialism. Economic interests in other countries are what helped America improve their economic status. Making more trading routes around the world will increase trade with other countries.
We live in a country whose foundation was built by immigrants. My grandparents, from both sides, immigrated to the United States because their parents wanted a better life for their children. Being an immigrant in those days was not easy. Many obstacles had to be overcome. Not only did everyone need to learn a new language, work had to be found in a country where the customs were different from what they were used to.
Europeans began the colonization of America in the early 1600's. In the beginning they all came to escape from something in Europe, and while there were many various reasons for leaving, most were fleeing from religious persecution. The other main attraction was economic prosperity in a new world rich with resources, to either be sent back to Europe, or to simply use here and make a new life for themselves, better than that which they had back home. The English colonies of the Chesapeake and New England were similar in terms of who founded them ( English settlers), but the similarities pretty much stopped there when it came to reasons for settling, and once they had established themselves how their economies and societies were set up. They differed greatly in economic structure, religious beliefs, societal structure, and also population make-up.
The reasons we are so justified are that other countries have done it before, it creates world dominance, and it creates an economic boost. America is justified because countries have gone overseas to expand. When America goes to expand overseas there not just trying to over taking there following in the footsteps of their ancestors. America just wants to be imperialistic and become a world power. The constitution doesn’t have to tell them if there justified no one has to.
German Americans and Discrimination In the 1680's, the first Germans immigrated to British Colonies primarily in New York and Pennsylvania. However, it was not until 1951 thru 1960 when the highest number of German immigrants came to the United States. Many Germans came to the U.S. because of the economic status, religious freedom, and the ability to own land. These hopes and dreams were very difficult to obtain and almost impossible for some Germans; as they faced prejudice beliefs and many acts of discrimination. Coming to the "New World" meant a new beginning for almost all Germans looking to put their past troubled lives behind and start a new.
It is reasonable and logical to infer that America does still provide access to the American dream; however, like many things in America, there are limitations, that in which being the decaying of the American Dream. The history of the American Dream began when America itself was founded. The courageous men that first settled in the new world had been mistreated because of their views on religion and politics. The intolerable environment of their home country, Europe, and the longing for more acceptable condition of living in America attracted many immigrants to the new found land. More and more people ,essentially poor, began to migrate to America in search of financial stability and success as America and her industries prospered - hence the