Ashamed or Proud?
California Gold Rush
This was a huge rush of people into the area of California in search of Gold. Not only did they indeed find large amounts of gold to be rotated into the United States economy. It also led to the creation of California as a state. I am proud of this because it led to the creation of California.
The influx of New Immigrants to the United States were largely from the western parts of Europe. Unlike the Old Immigrants these new people did not come from money and many were very poor. They also had no work skills like the Old Immigrants I am ashamed of this not because they came but because when they came they were criticized and shunned.
When the New Immigrants would come America because many of them were poor they had no other choice but to stay in tenements. Tenements were tiny apartments in the slums. These apartments were dirty and whole families would be forced to stay in them. I am ashamed because the cities let people live in these standards
When the immigrants would come to America they would usually have little to no money. So Political Machines would find them places to stay and jobs to get them on their feet. But they would force these people to vote for their political candidates so they could stay in power. I am ashamed that people would use other citizens like this.
Rural to Urban Migration
During the period of urbanization there was a huge influx of people into the cities. this is because where in rural areas the work was becoming harder to find there was plenty of work in the cities. So families would begin to move into the cities. I am proud that families moved to create a better life for themselves.
The use of infrastructure led to the creation of huge cities. The cities would start to grow up and out to create larger cities and more jobs. It also led to the creation of a public transportation and sanitation system. I am proud that people began fixing the sanitation problems in the city.
This deal was created by Teddy Roosevelt. It focused on helping the lower and middle class americans. It was also created to help find and attack bad trust. It was formed upon three basic ideas. Conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. I am proud that big monopolies were being taken down.
Before the outbreak of World War I many countries entered into the arms race. They would begin stockpiling large amounts of weapons and ammo as fast as they could. This began to create tension between all the countries. I am proud that our country would defend itself and compete with other countries.
Rationing of Resources
During war time the United States and all its citizens began to cut back on the amount of food and resources it was using. All the left over resources would then be shipped to the soldiers so they could use it. The people were only allowed certain amounts of their food. I am proud that our country would give up their supplies to help the troops