Between the periods of the Civil War and the Great War, economy and culture development led to the urbanization and industrialization in America. The most remarkable development of American history was the immigration of foreigners from outside countries to the United States, causing quick growth in urban populations and a transformation of American union. In the early 19th century, thirteen million immigrants came from the United States, most from Italy and Russia, and the Progressive Era immigration forming the process of migration set by the expansion and the industrial revolution. Immigrants coming to the United States came for the American dream of freedom, and the desire to escape poverty and seek for jobs. The urbanization and growth
The new immigrants struggled to adjust to the American culture which was very new for them. They had migrated from all over the world to this country in seeking better conditions such as socially, jobs, higher wages: all contributing factors to an overall better life. The new settlers wished to escape from discrimination, family economic problems, and the decline of traditional agriculture. They knew that they must learn to conform to their new surroundings. Although the immigrants were in more stable conditions here in America compared to their homelands, they still suffered the repercussions of being of a different color in a country of white supremacy.
Most of the first settlers in America came from England and considered themselves to be Englishmen. At first they relied on their mother country for money, supplies and protection. As the colony became larger and more populous, people gradually started feeling as if they were a separate nation. By the eve of the Revolution the patriotism has built up to such an extent, that the colonists believed America was self-sufficient enough to exist as independent unit from England.
The immigrants were not the only ones undergoing difficulty, however. The United States also experienced difficulty taking in the immigrants. Since almost all immigrants were in dire need of jobs, they tended to settle in urban areas where jobs could be easily located. Often times, immigrants would settle in areas dominated by other immigrants who speak the same language or were from the same country. Consequently, the cities became more congested than ever, and city services were not always successful in keeping up with the surge of newcomers. Although most immigrants were able to find and pursue jobs, many of them were jobs that native-born Americans refused to practice. Regardless of their jobs, living conditions, and/or nationalities, immigrants grew to play a huge part in many areas of American society.
American colonists mainly descended from England and were loyal to the British Crown, however, politically the decisions made in the Continental Congress and the stopping of salutary neglect angered the colonists, socially, as a result of unfair taxes, colonists from all the colonies began to rebel and thus have their interests aligned which developed a sense of social unity, and economically after many unjust acts were carried out by the British Empire, the colonies began to help one another, therefore between 1750 to 1776 colonists began to cease their loyalty towards England and develop an independent American identity.
Economically, they filled a significant need for cheap labor in booming American industries. The large numbers of immigrants helped keep labor cost down for Big Business and different groups were often put against each other in competition for the cheapest workers. Politically, different immigrant groups became active members of various labor organizations and unions, pushing to change pro-business laws and establish regulations governing working conditions and wages. And socially, American culture as it is known now was formed by this influx of immigrants. People from all over the planet brought with them not only their labor but also their cultures, helping to contribute to the mosaic that is the American way of life. These immigrants, as shown by the prejudice and discrimination directed towards them, were not always welcome. In economic hard times, immigrants were blamed for job shortages and family hardships, used as scapegoats for larger problems. Nativist movements were directed against the Chinese, Japanese, Italians, and others, especially during the 1880s and 90s. As evidenced by the Chinese Exclusion Act and later legislation that limited immigration from Japan and other regions, this anti-immigrant sentiment went as high up as the nation's capital. This history was simply a repeat of the nativism and hatred directed against the Irish and Germans of the 1840s and 1850s and is similar to that experienced in America today by immigrants from Mexico and Latin America. In the area of immigration, history repeats
The Progressive era started with the Spanish American War and ended with World War I. Even though these were the two main conflicts during the time there were also many other minor conflicts that the U.S. had to deal with. Throughout the era the U.S. was trying to gain more power through imperialism, which was shown by the efforts to annex foreign lands such as the Philippines. Overall,
This was mainly due to the colonies' refusal to live and obey British rule. The colonists sole purpose for immigrated to America was escape the British rule. Although the American Revolution began in 1775, there were various events that lead to the war's conception. Some these events were the Stamp Act which required printed materials such a newspapers to be printed on British produced paper. The Townshend acts which were a series of acts passed by Great Britain that taxed the colonies. The Boston Massacre which resulted in 5 colonists being killed after an angry confrontation with British soldiers. The Boston Tea Party which was where the colonists dressed up as American Indian and dumped British produced tea into the harbor. This was in response to the Tea act that monopolized the tea trade within America. All these events helped to spark America's rebellious nature and fight got their independence in the American Revolution
The American Revolution was founded on the notion that all men were created equal, and because of that no government could impede upon their inalienable rights. In the early 1700’s, British citizens emigrated to America in search of political, religious and socio-economic equality. England forced unjust taxes upon its former citizens, and, seeking justice, the colonists rebelled against their former homeland. The
Not only did the colonization of America give Britain a sense of glory, but the colonists as well. Opportunity for commoners, farmers and merchants to expand their practices and gain profit was enough incentive to settle in the New World, but the pride in taking part in the expansion their country was also encouraging. The motivations for colonists to leave their homeland and start their lives in America was not to establish a new country, but rather strengthen Britain. This ideology held true until the repercussions of the French and Indian War illuminated a need for criticism of British rule on the colonies, and The Enlightenment paved a new way of thinking which encouraged the independence movement that would result in the founding of The
The American colonies had been under the rule of their mother country, Britain, for many years. During this time, they were burdened with excessive taxation, unlawful soldiers, and little to no representation in parliament. The colonist had had enough, so they decided to revolt against the king through a document entitled The Declaration of Independence. In these pages, they stated that all men were created equal and were given inalienable rights at birth. Then the colonists began to address all the wrongdoings of King George III, which they described as establishing “an absolute Tyranny over these States”. In 1776, America was liberated from England’s rule, while all of Europe
During the earlier years of history, people from Britain came over to the new world, or what is now known as the United States due to overpopulation. Britain began unfairly taxing the British colonists in the new world to raise money for the costs of the French and Indian war. This unfair taxation, which ultimately was stripping the colonists of their right to self-govern, caused them to want to declare their independence. The Americans established a government separate from the British one due to the previous overpowerment inflicted by the British government. The Americans used their enlightenment beliefs to define the new nation.
The Progressive Era was a period of rapid urbanization and industrialization. During this time, there was a huge inflow of immigrants from Europe into the United States, and a sudden rise of population in urban areas. Because of this, many city dwellers were forced to live in slums, and living conditions deteriorated. Poverty, disease, and infant mortality were increasing.
The English Colonies was a hard place to live in with the Sugar Act, the Stamp act, and the monarchy trying to rule our every move . England was trying to pay for all their previous debts in other wars and took it out on the colonist. The English Colonies decided to revolt against England and won their independence, this war was known as the American Revolution. The United States was starting to look like a place where people would want to live, because there was no monarchy and a government that all white men can vote on. After the United States established independence the government ruled under the Articles of Confederation, and this was better than being ruled by England but was not what everyone thought it would be. Then after work and thought by the country leaders we now live under the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. There have been had rough times for the people of the United States and still is more to come.
When singing up for “The New World” the soon to be colonists did not know what they were agreeing to. Perhaps there were thoughts of undeniable freedom that drove the group of Britains to this new land and away from their original rulers. Upon arrival the new colonists were bombarded with several new laws and policies that left them with their hands in their mouths. They had just gotten away from their cruel rulers, and now there are supposed to pay all this additional money to help them (“1773”)? No, what happened was that a group of radicals were formed instead and this group slowly formed a revolution. This collection of angry colonists was the root of to separation of the Colonies from Britain, and it all started with the Stamp