Government’s approach was pro-industry and anti-labour which meant that there was no protection for the workers thus leading to inequality, long working hours and not a enough pay for the workers to really feel happy or satisfied. Powerful monopolies were able to grow unchecked. Although the laissez is a reason for the crash it isn’t the only one reason. It can be argued that the economic isolationism, loans to Germany and other countries and unequal wealth and income etc. were the causes of the crash because America had many more influences than government not intervening and they were involved with a lot of things and people and would come out on the other side biting more than they could chew during the depression.
There were many reasons for the fall of the Roman Empire. Each one interweaved with the other. Many even blame the initiation of Christianity in 337 AD by Constantine the Great as the definitive cause while others blame it on increases in unemployment, inflation, military expenditure and slave labour while others blame it on the ethical issues such the decline in morals, the lack of discipline of the armies and the political corruption within the Empire. Three major contributions that led to the collapse of the once great empire were: the heavy military spending in order to expand the Empire, the over-reliance on slave labour which led to an increase in unemployment, and the political corruption and abuse of power by the Praetorian Guard leading to the unfair selection of many disreputable emperors and the assassination of those not favoured by the Guard. One of the main reasons of the collapse of the Roman Empire was the over expenditure on the military to constantly fund wars abroad.
There were many contributing factors to the fall of Rome including high inflation, high military costs, break down in military discipline, moral decay and people lost faith in the Roman government, and Barbarian invasion. Following these events Rome was split into 2 empires which made it susceptible to foreign invasion. In conclusion the division of the empire was the primary reason that Rome fell from its previous glory.
Accurately established by many historians, the capitalists who shaped post-Civil War industrial America were regarded as corrupt “robber barons”. In a society in which there was a severe imbalance in the dynamics of the economy, these selfish individuals viewed this as an opportunity to advance in their financial status. Thus, they acquired fortunes for themselves while purposely overseeing the struggles of the people around them. Presented in Document A, “as liveried carriage appear; so do barefooted children”, proved to be a true description of life during the 19th century. In hopes of rebuilding America, the capitalists’ hunger for wealth only widened the gap between the rich and poor.
As a result of being attacked from several different locations, Rome’s army was concentrated mostly in one location, and as a result, Rome was not able to defend its o... ... middle of paper ... ...nd because of several natural disasters and diseases that weakened the Empire. All of these factors caused the fall of Rome, which was unanticipated by many people, since Rome was a very powerful empire. Also, the fall of Rome impacted society in many ways. For example, after the fall of Rome, tumultuous reactions emerged in Europe, as many barbaric and foreign tribes tried to gain control of the major Roman cities. Also, the economy decreased in the Roman Empire and trade was temporarily halted.
Invaders such as the Huns, Vandals, Ostrogoths, and Visigoths discovered weaknesses of Rome and attacked Rome. The Huns were especially the most famous, strongest, and wildest invaders. With these confusions, the change of emperors and invasions, former Roman citizens whose properties had been conquered “considered their new life” with less rules. As if to rub salt into the wound, a violent disaster caused more catastrophes and soon, epidemics went any further causing more deaths of people. One significant reason for the decline of the Roman Empire was political instability because poor leadership weakened and confused the community of Rome.
There are many important contributors as to why great societies fall. Have you ever wondered what they are? Over the years the reasons why have become very apparent to people, and most of these causes have happened to almost all of the societies that have fallen. These problems have occurred with many societies, including, Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, and Hitler’s Germany. Overall, great societies fall because of internal problems such as, unemployment which leaves people begging for money, political corruption that has government officials constantly fighting, and fast expansion making it very difficult for soldiers to be at all of the borders protecting the whole empire.
Though Rome’s military decline was because the Roman mobs no longer felt like a commitment to the military was worth the supposed benefits, and the US 's decline is by the presidential administration. There are also similarities in the wealth of the societies. In both, having a government position was a road to wealth - the pay was good and you become a prominent member of society. The middle class has some issues in both places - in Rome the middle class was crushed before the fall of Rome due to cheap slave and oversea labour. The same thing is happening in the United States of America.
Progressivism The age of progressivism was a time where the middle and lower classes joined together to attack the upper crust elites. During the populist movement there was more of a separation of classes; the farmers blamed just about everyone, especially the more cosmopolitan population, for their economic loss at the end of the nineteenth century. Towards the beginning of the twentieth century however, the rich kept getting richer and the poor got poorer. When the Industrial Revolution was at its peak, the railroad owners and developers saw a large increase in their revenue. The gap between the middle class and the upper class very quickly became much larger.
United States faced a broad range of internal problems in 1980’s that led into the 1920’s. The countryside and the urban cities all faced problems unique to them. Both people in the countryside and the cities were concerned with the rich obtaining to much wealth while the working class could not make enough money to live on. The upper class in the cities had low morals because of the amount of money they had. Immigrants were also a problem because they took jobs away from the working class so they could not earn the money they desperately needed.