This was the first major railroad in the US. The Chinese came to America to work on the railroad. This was a shame and proud, because the Chinese for no credit for the work they did. Americans acted like they built it. It is proud because this railroad was a great accomplishment for the U.S.
This act took the Indian land and divided it into different parts. This not only took their land it took their culture. The Indians were very in touch with their land and they would have to leave their ancestors. This is a shame because we moved into the Indians land and then made an act to take it away.
Ellis Island was the stopping point for immigrants coming into the US. This stopping point did not take long. Majority made it through, however they wanted to make sure they were in fine health condition. I was proud of this because we tried our best to let anyone in. We made it very easy to pass the tests. However it was also a shame because some of the families would have to be separated in the process.
Chinese Exclusion Act
This act had a ten year ban on the Chinese immigration. The Chinese Americans were allowed to stay and work. However this was the first immigration act put upon the US. I think this was a shame because the Chinese helped up build majority of our things. Without them we couldn't have done a lot, and then we just throw them out of our country.
Pull and Push Factors
Pull factors were something that pulled immigrants into our country. Push factors were something that pushed the immigrants out of their country. I was proud of pull factors because it shows how the country is appealing to other countries. I found push factors to be shameful for the other countries, but good for us because we got a lot more workers.
These were small huts that were supposed to be like houses. They were basically rooms that large families were forced to live in because they had no other money. They were forced to pay to live in the slums. These were shamed because we had the resources to build better houses but we didn't use them.
This Amendment gave women the right to vote. The women had fought hard for this Amendment to be in place. Alice Paul lead this revolution. This was both a shame and proud, because the women shouldn't have had to fight this hard in the first place for the right to vote. But they did finally get the right to vote after many rigorous years.
Child Labor Act
Many children had to work during this time period to help pay the bills. Either one or both of their parents got sick or they couldn't work for some reason. Or both of them working just wasn't enough. Many children would get hurt, or maybe even killed doing these jobs. I was proud of this because children would no longer be able to work if they were younger than 12.
This stated that when European colonies tried to colonize in North or South America it would be taken as aggressive act. This was both a shame and something to be proud of. It was a shame because we could have thought that someone who doesn't know about the law is trying to attack us. But it was also proud because their only intention was to help the US.
This form of journalism twisted the words. This was in order to change the views of the Americans to believe what they wanted them to. I think this was a shame because we shouldn't try to change peoples views. We should give them the facts and let them think what they believe is right.