Discuss the challenges faced by three of the following groups: business, labor, the city, and farmers. How did each of these sectors endeavor to find stability through a search for order through organization?
During 1870-1900 the Unites States of America was filled with a lot of immigrants. These immigrants came from all over the world, mainly Europe. These immigrants were seeking to live a better life and move away from their country hoping to have more opportunities in America. Most of the immigrants moved to the cities and worked extremely hard to make a living for themselves. Immigrants didn’t have it is easy; most of them was not treated equal because the Americans treated them as being inferior.
The 1920s transformations greatly affected the American society. There was a dramatic social change and great economic growth in the 1920s that was made possible by the technological revolution. Productivity rose by more than sixty percent and the mass culture’s influence contributed to the progress and advancement of technology and goods. The 1920s was a time of culture wars and an age of incredible affluence and expansion of human rights. Although there were many aspects of this culture that broke away from the moral and manners of the Victorian era, in some ways this era was also traditional and conservative.
The 1920's and 1980's are similar in many ways. Their similarities are social, economical, and political. Some of the similarities between the decades are Prohibition and the War on Drugs, the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and 1987, and the influence of music on society.
In the late 1800's, American society began to burst with cultural activity. After the Civil War and the Reconstruction, Americans were eager to return to their normal lifestyles. The period that followed, however, was quite different from what the country was used to. During the war, many pushed hard for a rise in industry, leading to an explosive industrial revolution far beyond what people had expected. America's business and economy had boomed, and, as the new century approached, many had a new outlook on life. They were eager to escape the dull regiments of both the past Victorian era and the new urban lifestyle. This was easy for the upper and middle classes, both of which were growing due to the rapid increase in industry. It
The world today consists of children roaming the streets, technology taking over the world, and being able to work wherever you'd like but, could you imagine a life without all these things? Believe it or not there was a time in life where these things were very uncommon to see. This would be known as the victorian era. This time period was between 1837 and 1901. Daily life was very different from now. Health, social classes, and fashion are just three examples of how daily life was different in the victorian era.
As the Civil War ended, conflict, that was much less violent, arose. The matter of putting the country back together laid heavily upon the shoulders of the government. Questions of rights to power emanated. Discrimination grew steadily more powerful. This period of time was not as radical as events such as the Revolutionary War that began the country, but the many parallels to it brought it awfully close. Through questioning of the central and state government power levels, heavy constitutional observation and interpretation, and morality based decision making, it is fair to call the period between 1860 and 1877 nothing short of revolutionary.
What have been the similarities and the differences regarding immigration between the 1880s-1924 and the post-World War II era until 1964? This will be the main question toward which my essay will be about. To answer this question I will highlight the main characteristics of these two period and compare different institutions, organizations, and legislations around immigration during these two periods. Then I will conclude by pointing out the main similitudes and the differences between these two periods.
The depression of the 1890s afflicted working-class men and caused them to question their masculinity, so imperialism was seen by some Americans as a needed test of manly honor. Other people justified international expansion with their responsibility to help “lost” people by spreading American culture. Dr. Drake said multiple times throughout the course that economic change leads to social change. When the economy flourished in the 1920s, Americans turned to consumerism. People began buying and selling products that exceeded their needs like automobiles, record players, washing machines, and vacuums. Consumer goods made life more enjoyable and efficient; however, they also created tension. Critics of consumerism saw the cultural change as shallow materialism and conformity. The new technologies for the home resulted in unrealistic expectations for women, but consumerism liberated some women because they could be financially independent. The new woman represented the cultural changes of the time by wearing makeup, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, wearing short skirts, and dancing to jazz. The culture also changed for African Americans because they were not as confined to sharecropping and were able to move to the urban North. Jazz, blues, art, and a new sense of black pride came out of the Harlem Renaissance.
Throughout the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, much was changing within the American society. The enlightenment brought with it a new way of thinking and new religious values; there was also the issue of women’s rights or lack thereof, as women began to considerably have less and less rights. Lastly, another big change in American society had great deal to do with the industrial revolution and new innovations and way of life.
In 1877 the south was far behind the north, to spite having more railroads. The south did not have electricity, Public school’s public health services or even telephones. From 1880 to the 1900’s the south started building railroads and from 1880 to 1890 they doubled their tracks. They also began producing iron and steel, while also starting their own set of goods like timber mills, tobacco and textile mills. In the South a weak agricultural economy, and a high rural birthrate decreased wages severely. low wages undermined the southern economy in multiple ways. The poorly paid workers did not buy much or provide tax revenue limiting funding for education. Low wages also kept educated immigrants out of the areas, because without jobs that paid well enough they could not afford the
1. Between the 1840’s and 1890’s, farmers started to produce less and started to buy more. They were able to produce all the supplies they needed all year round such as livestock, crops, lumber, and even fibers for clothing. Because the farmers could provide for all their needs, they only spent a small amount of money to run the farming business. They only spent $100 a year to pay for workers, repairs of tools, and other expenses because the farm crops subsidized most of the cumulative expenses. Things have changed from then though, as Peffer pointed out. The Western farmers seem to sell what they make and end up buying it back in its manufactured state, thus spending more money than they used to. Before, homes were almost free because the
Although our current generation has vastly progressed and advanced since the “roaring 20s,” there are countless attributes in which both eras directly resemble one another. These periods were the focal points of advancements in technology, women’s rights, and culture. The groundbreaking advances in technology for both generations had sparked a whole new outlook on our nation’s future ahead. Women’s rights were also a major turning point for education and the workforce, both in the 1920s and the modern day. Lastly, the influence of many individuals in the cultural communities of the “roaring 20s” and the modern day have greatly impacted the foundations of art, music, and sports. Without a doubt, the way of life for individuals in both eras have extremely similar concepts, where both seem to focus on establishing a progressive and strongly developing future.
The 1920s and 1930s were the years of the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance. This period of the Roaring Twenties is said to have begun around the end of the war and lasted well until the Great Depression. Partially due to the migration of more and more African Americans into the north of the United States, the national literature, arts and music movement developed into something, until then, completely new and literary modernism spread further (Perkins and Perkins 212). The 1920s were a time of immense change, with women becoming eligible to vote, alcoholic beverages become prohibited to sell, and later on the crash of the stock market (Perkins and Perkins). With modernism and the invention of new things like the television, Americans