California started its statehood unlike any other state before or after it succession. California entered the nation as a free state in 1950, during the time of the Gold Rush. From the Gold Rush came the term “California Dream” which is the “psychological motivation to gain fast wealth or fame in a new land” (Manhattan-Institute.org). From the time of the Gold Rush up until recent years, California has been associated with obtaining fast wealth and fame. This encouraged people from all over the world to come to California in hopes of striking it rich, just as people continued to do up until the 90's.
America was on the threshold of change and throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, social movements shaped progressive thought. Renowned historian, Sidney Milkis characterized the accomplishments of the original Progressive Era as a “momentous reconstruction of politics,” a description that applied as equally to the numerous social movements that aimed to better align America’s political and social order with its ideals of liberty, equality and opportunity for all. However, the need to reconstruct the society only arose due to the rising unequality and discontent among the working class citizens who felt the need to protest. The organized responses that surfaced brought about the growth of social movements in 20th century America and that is the argument for this paper, that the growth of social and political movements was sparked as a result of a social and political exclusiveness. The poor and the marginalized never reaped the... ... middle of paper ... ...the African-American Civil Rights Movement was to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans.
The modern United States no longer finds land to claim, but instead is involved with a Cultural Imperialism, which has affected how other countries around the world feel about the United States. Americas need to find a new frontier has long been a part of the American identity. Finding the new was important to a growing country in the early 1800’s. St. Jean de Crèvecoeur described the American as “a new man, who acts upon new principles; he must therefore entertain new ideas, and form new opinions” (Crèvecoeur 3). Manifest Destiny, a term popularized by John O’Sullivan, describes the social push by the United States to span its boarders from east coast to west coast.
Many of these “old immigrants” Thought that the United States would be a good place to escape these elements and start over. Industries were concentrated in the Northeast and railroads were the only “big business”. But once more and more “Big Businesses” began to pop-up, a larger workforce was needed. That is were the “New Immigrants” came into the picture. Many of the “new immigrants” came to America for the same reasons as the “old immigrants- to escape religious and political persecution, and for a chance to start over again.
However, all of this changed after Jackson was in office and American expansion was well underway. One of the ways in which American expansion shaped the Jacksonian period was through technology. The economic and political growth as well as American settlement can only be described in detail as a side effect of the advancement in technology. First the rising dominance of trade, commerce, and growth would not have been possible without the development of the first canals and then the railroads. (C-108) For example, Western New York had not yet been settled by white Americans.
Immigration law and reform tend to be a major issue in American Society and Politics today. Numerous immigrants come across the border today into the United States seeking freedom, jobs and a better way of life which is not much different than what people were doing when this country was first established. The birth of the United States came from immigrants of various races, nationalities and cultures that developed the foundation of where it stands today. With all these various groups of individuals coming together a metaphor was coined from a 1908 play as America being the “Melting Pot” as all these groups broke from the segregation provided from their homeland into Communities where all were lived together. Was it though, as popular beliefs began to change and the “White Majority” began to discriminate against those that were not their kind or considered beneath them, creating Social Ladders that eliminated equality between citizens.
A variety of reforms were done by the middle-class Progressives to innovate the society of America into what they believed in. Limiting the power of the “upper scum” and supporting the rights of the “lower scum” of society to create a classless society was what they believed in. The Progressives searched to have a poli... ... middle of paper ... ...he 1890s to the 1920s, many American reforms were made that altered the lifestyle of Americans. George Mowry, Gabriel Kolko, and Joseph Huthmacher all show brilliant work of three different opinions discussing the topic of who the Progressives were. Mowry shows excellent work explaining how the “solid middle-class” was the most impactful Progressives and how they reformed in attempt to create a classless society.
In a capitalist society division of labor is a key component, “the division of labor among nations is that some specialize in winning and others in los... ... middle of paper ... ...n social class. The United States added policies and took benefits away in the attempt to remove power from the working class. An imperialist government does not want the working class to prosper so they can remain rich and powerful resulting in white supremacy. Latin Americans have been marginalized since the “discover” of the new world, which has made them historically vulnerable. The U.S government knows they have the power to exploit immigrants, for those reasons, “illegality” was constructed.
Although anticipated in Impressionism, this- the so-called "holistic" composition- was something new in modern art. The emergence of the Abstract Expressionist in America had a profound effect on the rest of the art world because it relocated the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Many factors caused America to be the new center of Creativity. Political and economical causes such as the Great Depression and world war II, as well as former artistic genres such as Surrealism, Social Realism, and primitive American art influenced the Abstract Expressionist new style. Bibliography: 1.
A record 1.8 million was granted permanent residence in 1991. Due to our present law in the United States, that stresses family unification, these arrivals can bring over their spouses, sons, and daughters; adding up to 3.5 million waiting in line to come to America. Latin America’s population is now 390 million (Censuses 1990). This number is projected to be over eight hundred million by the year 2005. Mexico’s population has tripled since World War II.