Proud and Shame
Because of the low wages and the high rent, people wanted to change that by protesting and going on strike. In 1886, there was a meeting for strikers at Haymarket square, Chicago. The police there, began to move people. An anarchist, people who advocate self-governed societies, throw a bomb into the crowd, this was a massacre.
I'm ashamed by this event, because, in addition of the people died because of this violence, this event divided the mentality of people. The strikers didn't want to use such a violence to express what they want. And non-strikers were shocked and didn't want to support the strikers.
The Bessemer Process
This process permitted the construction of higher buildings and longer bridges. This change the life in America.
In 1622, there was many conflits between the Native people and the American settlers, the cause of those conflicts were the competition for the ressources. The Settler population extend their territory, pushing away the Natives. The war, was also between the colonist people, who was from different european country. In some cases, the Natives helped some colonist to fight against others.
This is a shame, that people arrive in a new territory, and destroy everything on their way, to gain more and more power.
Chinese Exclusion Act
I'm ashamed that America refused the Chinese to come on the US territory, but accept the people from Europe.
If there wasn't the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Chinese wouldn't have to work in danger places to bring their family in America.
The new immigrants didn't assimilate to the American way of life, and it created community. The immigrant from a same country, stayed all together in the same area, speaking their language and not learning english.
I'm proud they tried to americanized them, try to make them more american. But not "destroying" their cultures, juste make them assimilate to their new country. But now we have interesting neighborhood, like little Italy, or Chinatown.
People were elected by buying the votes to the poor. It's helped the immigrants to start their new life, but the politics were only elected, by how much they buy and how rich they were.
I think that the cost was really high, it's shame when we that people were starving in the street, they could have use some of the money to help all this people.
People shouldn't ever live in a tenement house, it was awful, but they didn't have enough money to have their own, clean houses.
I'm proud that the Women got the right to vote in America, but I'm ashamed that they had to fight so long and so much to obtain this right. Women should had this right just as the men got it.
I think it is a good system, because more you make money, more you can afford to pay, but if you don't make money at all, you can't afford to pay as much as the richer does.
He was named a Muckraker, this was the name give the journalists and writer who expose the society problems, like corruptions in politics o business or poverty, during the 20th century.
The Monroe Doctrine
The Monroe Doctrine was a US foreign policy about the domination of the continent. It was saying that if European nations attempt to colonize land or interfere with states in North or South America would be viewed as act of agression, and the US would intervene. This doctrine is good for the country, because it avoid the territory sort of conflicts, between Europe and US.
They finally discover that, this land was full of natural ressources. And the land became very useful to the US.
They shouldn't have done that, this is not respectful and it's violent.
World War I
The Sink of the Lusitania
On May 7, 1915, a U-boat sank the British liner Lusitania without warning. Among the 1.198 dead were 128 americans. Germany tried to absolve itself from blame by arguing that the ship was armed and was carrying ammunitions. Teddy Roosevelt denounced the Germany's actions as "murder on high seas." This was one of the cause of the entry of American in the war. I think the american did the right thing by going into the war, because it helps the British and the French to win the war.
War bonds are debt securities issued by a government to finance military operations and other expenditure in times of war. The bonds also remove money from circulation and thus help to control inflation. That was a good thing, it permit the people who can't enlist to still be a part of the war effort.