The French and Indian War was fought by the British and the French. This war caused many issues between the American colonies and Britian because of the things the British were doing to the Americans during the war. Economically, the British were doing things ideologically, and politically, as well. After the war, the British were trying to find a way to get back all the money they spent on the war. The English did not have much money aand it did not help the British much.
While the economy was strong immigrants were welcomed into America with open arms even more so since during the Civil War, both the Union and Confederate armies relied on their strengths. But during time like the Great Depression when things got hard immigrants were casted out and accused of stealing jobs from American workers. Most of the biggest protest came from the Know-Nothings a political party of the 1850s who were famous for their anti-immigrant and anti-catholic leaning.But it was the pro-immigrant voices of this era that became most influential, The Republican party platform of 1868 changed the perspective of immigrants for many especially when they stated "Foreign immigration which in the past has added so much to the wealth, resources, and increase of power to the nation…should be fostered and encouraged." further pushing the idea that Foreigners should be accepted into America’s society. Between the 1880s and 1930s, over 27 million foreigners entered the United States.
America First Committee- in1940 after WWII began isolationists were alarmed by Roosevelt’s pro British policies. To mobilize public opinion against war they formed the America First Committee. Speakers like Charles Lindbergh, traveled the country and spoke out against war. Prelude to War To avoid open conflict with Germany, a policy of appeasement was adopted. And allowed Hitler to get away with small acts of aggression and expansion.
The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
Their scholarship seemed to reveal the war as it sordid scramble among imperialist powers. -the new disillusion was clinched in 1934 and 1935 by the work of the Senate committee set up under the chairmanship of Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota to investigate the munitions industry. - The Nye committee purported to show that the United States had been shoved into the war when international bankers saw no other way to guarantee be payment of the vast credits they had granted to the Western Allies. - Nye also charged Wilson with duplicity in pretending to be ignorant of the secret treaties. - The Nye Committee consolidated the isolationists' argument.
This lack of similarities had made agreements very difficult to come to between these two nations, which raised tensions between them. The Soviet Union and United States had poor relations due to a constant power struggle. Both nations had come out of World War II being superpowers - superior to other nations in their technology, economy, as well as military forces. The clashing idealogys between the two nations led to the Cold War, a war being fought more so on the political aspect by using tactics to lure the independent nations lacking a government to choose their form of government. Author PJ Larkin can be quoted saying that this war "was a mixture of religious crusade in favour of one idealogy or the other... striking out for advantage or expansion not only in Europe but all over the world."
Gloria Professor Cuddy HIST 101 13 December 2013 American Dilemmas In Chapter 14 of A Different Mirror by Ronald Takaki, the author describes various stories of many clashing ethnicities and the aspects of World War II in the United States. After the surprise attack of the Japanese planes, the bombing on Pearl Harbor was devastating and wounded America. Racial tension increased but it also brought all nationalities close together in a way they would’ve not imagined. Mexican, African, Japanese, Chinese, and Native Americans forged national identities, fought racial prejudice and contributed to the political and economic climate of the 20th century. National identities often strengthen when the country is threatened militarily,
However, this was not the case. Many Immigrants were flocking to America to escape from poverty, persecution and revolutions in their home countries. This created a lot of hostility as Americans feared that immigrants coming into the United States would have an effect on american society, socially, religiously, economically and politically. Historians have argued over what was the main cause was for growing hostility. Contributing factors are; the changing nature of immigration and entrenched WASP racism, pre-existing legislation before 1920s, WWI and isolationism, economic fears, social and religious fears, and political fears.
The treaty of Versailles greatly humiliated Germany forcing it to accept soul responsibility for the war. Another fault in this treaty was that it did not work as intended. The idea that Germany could ever afford to pay the reparations to full amount was ludicrous as it was already suffering from the defeat of war. These reparations caused runaway inflation throughout Germany. But perhaps the biggest problem of all was that those who created it themselves did not enforce
Kelcey Campbell Essay #1 African-American and Japanese-American Lives in a Time of War Many classified WWII as, “The Good War” but this didn’t come without hardship on the homelands throughout the war. It was a time to test many moral issues from a country branded upon freedom and equality, which had not been the case for many races and cultures. The war was a demonstration of civil rights’ gains and losses as seen with the advancement in the African-American community through war time labor needs, while Japanese-Americans civil rights had been compromised through unjust paranoia withdrawing much of the trust and loyalties to the United States. Discrimination was a very real and ugly issue in years leading up to the war as well as early