The American Revolutionary Period was a time of extreme progress. During this time period the Rationalist movement erupted, sparking American interest in intelligence, exploration, and creativity. These kinds of advancements in society were only made possible by the Declaration of Independence. Without the freedom produced by the Declaration, the American Dream of upward mobility would not be possible. This dream of upward mobility was exemplified in the lives of both ordinary people and influential leaders of the time like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.
People from everywhere became citizens of the country, which needed their force and creativity to construct the new homeland. However, th... ... middle of paper ... ...influences in the decision to leave a country...But why America, if there are many countries with similar opportunities and characteristics? Maybe because America has always been the objective of the post-modern society, which has put their eyes in its evolution and society values. It is not easy to understand the phenomena of immigration after all those problems involved in that situation, but the main thing that we have to observe is that always there is a fundamental reason to immigrate, especially to the US. America is the country of our dreams, is the country of our opportunities.
It marked the rise of America as a substantial world power, the removal from isolationism, and the changing of the quality of life. The organized responses of the era, are its stamp on American history, and are responsible for all the changes of the era.
Both Islands helped America grow by opening their doors to the world. Immigrants who came to America now had a chance to achieve their own dreams and to start new lives. The country was new, the government was rising up and it gave immigrants an opportunity to succeed. Life was still going to be hard but people now had a chance to accomplish their dreams. Some immigrants came to America because other governments were failing or because they saw potential in America.
Immigrants from Europe, especially, sought out America for religious freedom, new land, and new beginnings. Many traveled to America in search of gold and other natural resources. People referred to this as the ‘American Dream’ with which one can start a better life. Once America gained its independence, the natural rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness attracted even more people to make their way over to America. What also made America so appealing than other countries what that it did not have a permanent class ranking; the social class one was born into did not have to be the class in which the person died.
The creation of state governments and the search for a national government were the first steps that Americans took to experiment with their own system. Expansion, postwar depression as well as the new distribution of land were all evidence that pointed to the gradual maturing of the economic system. Although America was fast on its way to becoming a strong and powerful nation, the underlying issues brought about by the Revolution remained an important part in the social, political and economical developments that in some instances contradicted revolutionary principles in the period from 1775-1800. The American Revolution stirred political unity and motivated the need for change in the nation. Because many Americans fought for a more balanced government in the Revolutionary War, they initially created a weak national government that hampered the country's growth and expansion.
Americans always had the desire to do great things and expand their influence abroad. It was their ideal that god destined them to do so. Manifest Destiny was a term coined by John O’Sullivan during the 19th century that describes the American’s expedition to further their land, and stretch it from coast to coast. There westward motivation was made possible most notably during the reign of James K. Polk. However, expanding and gaining new land wasn’t a simple scheme.
It wasn’t quite that dramatic of a change, but Americans picked up and moved here and had to make sense of what to do next. Since the start of the country, there have been good times and there have been bad times, but the people of America have achieved advancement; even in the midst of the failures. With this new found way of life, it was not always smooth sailing, but the new people never gave up and continued to build and change. They tried new things, for example, the constitution, and if those didn’t work they would modify it and continue. And as the country advanced they found even more ways to modify the old life into a new easier life.
Manifest destiny is the idea that Americans had, and have, the inherent right to expand the United States from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. As we know, this eventually happened, but it took a lot of time, money, blood, and effort in order to achieve this divine goal. We take for granted the size and span of our country, when for a good part of the 19th century, we shared the land mass with Spanish Mexico. It’s important to understand what drove us to pursue this goal, and the struggles that we encountered in obtaining, exploring, and settling the land. Europeans, for centuries, have been obsessed with the idea of conquest.
THE POLITICAL BENEFITS OF THE U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY REFORMS Introduction The recent reforms that have been proposed by the U.S. government have attracted debate from different circles. To a great extent, they have been viewed as the urge by the government to ensure that it streamline the country’s population make up by adopting the reforms. The issue has gained great significance in the recent past due to the increasing number of immigrants in the country. As years go by, the number of immigrants in the US keeps on increasing. This has been fueled by the urge by such people to seek new opportunities and better life in the country.