Campaign Finance is out of control in today’s political races. Candidates are taking money from wherever and whoever they can get it. Soft money is flowing through elections without care or caution. People who make these contributions do not share the views of the average citizen, so politicians end up representing the wrong people. Money decides races, sometimes leaving the better man but lighter spender out of a position.
Political machines were supported by continuing immigration, sustained by patronage, enlarged by wealth, and in the end were weeded out by reformers progress for public rather than private good, and caused by the need for public works and skilled workers, after the population of cities expanded. The political machine was supported by continuing immigration from 1800 to 1920, when more than eighteen million European immigrants flooded into the Untied States in search of economic opportunity and political and religious freedom. At first they came from Northern and Central Europe and then largely from Eastern and Southern Europe. (New Colossus , Pg. 1) New York alone reported that by June 30, 1899 immigrant arrivals from the Russian Empire were around 90,787.
Beyond being an influential demographic force accountable for how the nation as, well as its population, became what they are today, immigration has subsidized too much. It has contributed deeply towards the economic, political and social methods that are introductory to the United States as a nation. However, immigration has happened throughout American history, large-scale immigration occurred during the four peak periods. The periods include the peopling of the original colonies, the rise of cities at the turn of the 20th era, and the westward expansion during the middle of the 19th period (Wilson, n.p). These peak immigration periods have accorded with important transformations of the American economy.
With the startling growth of immigration, in what seemed like overnight, immigrants were met with hostility as they were the target of religious differences as well as labor unrest, the promoted sentiment was termed, nativism. As the continuation of industrialization and urbanization sparked an increasing demand for a larger and cheaper labor force; an influx in immigrants from all over Europe, migrated in pursuit of higher wages. As the industrial revolution progressed, the country evolved from a rural agricultural society into an urban industrial nation. Capitalists now dominated the economy, sparking dramatic social, political, and economic tensions for immigrants. Although, the progressivism movement assisted immigrants by alleviating work conditions, immigrants were still left to face social and economic tension as they became the new competition for low wage earners and were ostracized for religious differences.
In the late 1700s the cottage industry was the main source of income for almost all Europeans. In the late eighteenth century the demand for production was increasing rapidly, but before the Europeans found new innovated ways to manufacture goods, they were having a hard time keeping up with the productivity. The transition from tools to machines was an astonishing advancement for the European countries. Europeans were the first to find more efficient ways to use their resources. With the breakthroughs in technology and the new inventions the European countries were even more powerful than they we... ... middle of paper ... ...Landless peasants were now working in factories, the economy was more stable, government and the military was stronger then ever, and Europe was one step closer to more modernized countries.
“ While U.S. government mounds its huge effort to stop people from entering the country illegally, many American employers continually show their eagerness to give them jobs.” (Crest 72) Many immigrants use government assistance such as welfare and food stamps. Immigrants using government assistance tends to anger people because they feel like illegals are using the taxes that they pay to live their life while not paying taxes on their own. Trump suggests building a wall but I do not believe that will work very well at warding off the influx of immigrants, they will find other ways of entering our great country. Some argue that immigrants do the jobs that most Americans would not want to do themselves, at a much lower pay rate. Often illegals are paid under the minimum wage because employers do not have to register them as employees.
The market revolution caused the decline in small-scale production for local use into a rise in large-scale production in manufacturing. The market revolution is the expansion of the marketplace that occurred in early nineteenth century, the construction of new roads and canals that interconnected for the first time. The Erie Canal provided a successful source of transportation, states got involved and spent money into the transportation networks that stimulated economic growth. With the rise of the economic growth there comes problems. Although changes brought by the market revolution helped strengthen the United States economy, there were many effects from the market revolution that caused boom-bust cycles, class division, struggle in upward
It picks who gets to advance in the social hierarchy, contrary to the ideals of the American dream, a hope shared by the millions who wish they can come to America to gain equality, democracy, and material prosperity. It is in fact the corporate and political leaders of America that choose who can become a successful American. They are greedy creatures who wish to continue their success and American identity, known family career, in their blood lines. Families like the Rockefellers and the Carnegies who control industries, force immigrants to conform to the social inadequacies of America. They provide their children with the necessary means to succeed, while people coming to America in search of opportunity are being handicapped to the bottom of the social ladder.
Without both industrial revolutions the United States would have not been able to industrialize or modernize. Even though the Industrial Revolution began in Britain, the United States was able to become the more powerful country after both Industrial Revolutions. Before the Civil War, industrialization was slowly occurring with the invention of the steam engine and later the steam boat. It helped oversea shipping faster, making Britain successful. After the Civil War, the United States particularly New York, built many factories that increased the population and the number of workers.
Additionally, the petty favors and patronage they provided was thinly spread amongst their beneficiaries to maximize voter support and loyalty. According to some urban scholars such as Steven Erie, this system did little to provide a real basis for social upward mobility for its immigrant constituents. Eventually, the gross mismanagement of limited governmental funding coupled with the persistent demands of a growing immobilized immigrant population left this system vulnerable to being solely accountable for the financial crises which occurred in New York City. Despite its overall contrary portrayal, machine politics gained power because it provided a