The 1950’s are considered beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, but in reality blacks began fighting for equal rights after the early abolition of slavery in the early 1900’s. In the 1950’s the economy was booming for the white working class man, and made it a luxury to have African American employees considered “The Help”. During this time segregation was in effect, and in the north it was custom to be segregated, unlike the south where it was the law that black had to be separated from whites. This largest form of segregation was housing African Americans were forced to live on other parts of towns, and Whites usually lived in the newer suburban homes that were rising. Civil rights and equality between blacks and whites was being fought for since the early 1900’s, but they achieved very little until the 1950’s.
The FWP progressed from a set of tour books, educational pamphlets, to essays of the state guides, ethnic studies, and folklore studies. The FWP's Life in America series had 150 volumes on a range of topics. Interviews with former slaves, farm and cotton-mill owners, and workers published in These Are Our Lives (1939) this gave more knowledge on American history. Larger defense budget in the years leading up to World War II took money away from the FWP. By 1939, budget cuts had forced the project to scale down to 3,500 workers, although it was so popular that every state provided money to keep it alive when Congress reduced funding in 1939.
Just like previous wars, black resentment to serve in the military was demonstrated by many white folks. It is estimated that 380,000 African Americans served in World War I and only 42,000 were engaged in combat actions (Hine, Hine, and Harrold 2011, 431). Regiments like the 369th, the 371st, and the 372 Infantry Regiment became some of the most legendary fighting element of African American units. They were bestowed the French Croix de Guerre for the intensity of gallantry on the battlefield (Hine, Hine, and Harrold 2011, 432). Unfortunately, African Americans’ contribution to WWI did not alter white people’s perception about the African American race.
During the war many African Americans migrated from the southern countryside's to the southern towns and cities for work. More than 1 million African Americans migrated to the north to work in factories; by 1945 50% of African Americans lived in towns and cities. This push towards industrial employment was increased in machinery in farming witch resulted in less demand for labourers to work on the fields. Agricultural work was the main source for income for African Americans. In factories African Americans earned more money than they did as farm labourers.
Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Right Acts of 1965 guaranteeing basic civil rights for all Americans, regardless of race, after a decade of non-violent protests and marches. Throughout the novel, there were many different means of non-violent protests. The black community were taking a different approach to the racism unlike the white people who were very violent and abusive. The black people wanted to be free from the segregation and would do anything to escape it, if they had of fought back matters may have been made worse and their lives would have been made even more unbearable. One of the forms of non-violent protests was Boycotts.
After World War II, we connected our states with a system of highways. Democratic and Republican administrations invested in great projects that benefited everybody, from the workers who built them to the businesses that still use them today. In the next few weeks, I will sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that slows down too many construction projects. But you need to fund these projects. Take the money we're no longer spending at war, use half of it to pay down our debt, and use the rest to do some nation-building right here at home.” President Obama’s speech was titled “An America Built to Last”.
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 latter years of production, the Model T was available for as little as $260.00. Inflation adjusted for today, the price of a Model T was approximately $3,400.00. This allowed much of the population of the United States to buy a brand new car that they could depend on for thousands of miles. In addition to making the Model T affordable to the majority of Americans, Ford also increased the means of his workers to buy the car that they built. Henry Ford instituted a forty-hour workweek, with the minimum salary being five dollars per day.
Most christian colleges and 7 other schools offer the option as a strategy boost enrollments in tough economic times. In last fall’s survey, 62 percent said the economy affected where they enrolled. Amherst and Pomona, and other wealthy colleges have eliminated loans from financial-aid packages. Private schools with a little endowment rarely have the option and would lose students to lower-priced public universities. President Peter Samuelson, of a 3 year-old company called LRAP Association uses pooled funds to repay loans for graduates who qualify and that no more than 20 percent of participating students will need the money or for more than a few years.
I believe that the New Deal was an important improvement to our country because it helped many people during a time of struggle. In 1935 congress calculated that the FDR programs provided approximately $800 million in Federal Funds and created millions of jobs. Many alphabet agencies including the Public Works Administration (PWA) brought multiple benefits to individuals as well as communities. This program was created by the National Industrial Recovery Act in June 1933 following the Great Depression. The goals of the Public Works Administration were to spend $3.3 billion in the first year, and $6