DBQ In the United States the 1920’s were defined as the Roaring 20s because of the changes in society and government that drastically affected American society in the times to come. After World War I, Americans reacted by changing their views of religion and social movements aided in the change of culture. Throughout the 1920s, tensions arose between the people who favored old traditions and the people who supported rapid change in places such as science, religion, women’s life style, nativism and racism. After World War I religion became a prominent force that reshaped American culture drastically and heightened tensions with people who favored the traditional religion views. The influx of immigrants with different religions such as Catholicism clashed with the Americans who were traditional Protestants.
They’ve already went through the dangerous and hard part of getting into the Country, why not take the extra step? When asked this question immigration analyst Daniel Costa says “even with legal citizenship would an American honestly be willing to give an immigrant a chance at a new life, most would say no”. (Costa) Really the biggest problem most people see with immigrants is the whole job and population situation. But really this is not that big a deal to most people who do not want low paying jobs with bad health benefits and hard labor because that’s the typical job these immigrants are taking, and in all reality only a few Americans are willing to take. (Costa) Most Americans point out the bad and disadvantages that immigration brings, but immigration does bring benefits.
There are many things that need to be fixed about America, many of those is Illegal immigrants, welfare, obesity. These are the major problems of the United States that I see in my eyes. Illegal immigrants are the most important ones for me. I think people from all around the country should be able to come into America and live here as long as there working and that there should not be any kind of boarders or boundaries for those people who want to come and make a better future out of them. For example there has been alot of people coming from Mexico, Cuba, France, and Canada because they want to come into the United States either for its freedom or better opportunity and sometimes even because of a better life style.
Yet through further comparison, one can also find subtle differences between the two author’s views about assimilation. World War I caused a “nationalization of politics and economic life [which] served to heighten awareness of ethnic and racial difference and spurred demands for “Americanization”” . After President Wilson declared that some Americans born in foreign countries were guilty of “disloyalty”, the government “demanded that immigrants demonstrate their unwavering devotion to the United States”. Following this, many different immigrant groups, sometimes even despite being refused citizenship, encouraged members to register for the draft. This, in turn, resulted in a demand for a method of integration known as the ‘melting pot’ or “the process by which newcomers were supposed to merge their identity into existing American nationality”.
The overflow of migration to the United States has burdened the country. Currently the United States’ government does not do enough to enforce illegal immigration. The lack of funding and enforcing of laws is weakening the borders every day. The effects of illegal immigration are real: America is proof.
The country was splitting up, with some people thinking and believing this and other people disagreeing and believing that. On one hand, you have to people who could benefit from expansion and pushed for it to be done as soon as possible, but on the other hand you have this war that was distancing Americans from their country. I don’t think there was any great compromise that could have been made to appease everybody, and so concludes another episode of America’s stubborn nature. This impacted my thinking in that I came to realize how difficult this war with Spain was making things. I also took special notice in how hardly anybody could get along, which is still an underlying theme in society, and I don’t think it will
American sentiment at the onset of hostilities in Europe was one of isolationism. But not all Americans felt this way. As a nation of immigrants, many held strong sentiments for their former homeland, and many of these were of English descent and were among America’s political and industrial elite, and naturally favored Britain (Schultz, Hist2, pg. 360). However, several key events and one particularly important condition inevitably led to American involvement into what was considered a European war.
Despite the positive impact immigration has had on our society, each phase of immigration has also brought fear in one form or another among our native born and more established citizens. This fear has often times resulted in political movements like the “Know Nothings” that emerged as a protestant reaction to the large number of Catholics that migrated to the U.S. shortly before the Civil War. On occasion the innate fear of foreigners on the part of U.S. citizens has given rise to Federal Legislation such as the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. This bill singled out China as a group, restricting their immigration. States too have on many occasions tried to legislate their own laws regarding immigration.
In the early 1800's many people came into America looking for new opportunities and played an important role in our countries history. In Germany there were many reasons why people wanted to migrate to America. Because of modernization many family businesses failed and the people hoped that they could bring their businesses to America. Population density was also a problem. There was also lots of political problems in Germany and random attacks from outside nations that scared many people into immigration.
At every point in the U.S. history large waves of immigrants have brought fear and uneasiness in the already established American population. At the country’s inception there was a well-established concept of the U.S. being a point of refuge for any immigrant seeking new opportunities or religious freedom. As more and more immigrants have poured into this beacon of democracy and financial stability it became obvious that this flow has to be controlled in some way. Although a concept not present in the U.S at its foundation, the term “illegal immigrant” has come to represent everything that can be seen as negative in the topic of immigration. Since most of the country are descendants of immigrants, there is more respect and tolerance to immigrants