America its goods and bads
By: Scot Wasko
Native American Assimilation
The United States thought it was a good idea to make all of the natives more american. America wanted the Indians to be more american so they can fit in more with the american lifestyle by making them speak and write English, dress differently and make them move into reservations just so they fit in more. I am ashamed that America even thought that forcing one way of life to change to another just like that was just sickening and terrible.
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
I am proud of America for producing this act because it prevented businesses from increasing the price of their goods. It also kept prices at a reasonable price so that lots of people could purchase it without having to pay outrageous prices for items that dont even need to be that expensive.
Eradication of the Buffalo
This is shameful that America thought this was a good idea to kill tons of buffalo just to get Native Americans to move into reservations. They also piled up their hides as a display to tell the native Americans that Americans mean business.
Chinese exclusion Act
I do not like that America thought that excluding an entire nationality was a good idea because they thought excluding the Chinese was a good idea. Americans excluded them just because they couldn't read or write English, they didn't have an idea for a job and they just didn't like them.
The way Americans treated the Chinese and Japanese in this island was cruel and awful. The new immigrants had to wait for weeks months years even to be able to get into America.
If immigrants were able to enter the United States they were then "welcomed" to the tenements, gross run down apartment buildings. Not to mention that they were cramped and small. I am so ashamed that America thought that giving the immigrants these types of living conditions is just terrible, even though the U.S. has all those pull factors they still make the immigrants go through so much trouble to be welcomed to bad living conditions.
Invention of the Telegram
The invention of the Telegram was one of the best things that happened to america because it allowed people to communicate more easily, I am glad that this was invented because it also allowed for news to get out quicker or to get messages to troops or even the president.
Expansion of Urban Economics
While urbanization was spreading it allowed businesses to make more and more money, which then allowed them to grow. However this also allowed for more jobs to be had because businesses would grow they would need workers to work there. Which then allowed people to get more money and they could live there lives much more easily.
New structures to buildings
The invention of building being able to build up instead of help would have helped urbanization a great deal because being able to build up would then be able to build more and more buildings and have more living places for people or even jobs.
Teddy Roosevelt as President
Not only was president Roosevelt loved by the people he also did many things in his presidency, like creating the first few national parks, he also led congress and the american public towards more progressive reforms and strong foreign policy.
The 19th Amendment
I am very proud of america for giving women the right to vote for the longest time before this amendment was passed women were treated as nothing but house workers or be allowed to vote. However after this amendment the women of america were given the right to vote. However the way some of the suffragists were treated was terrible they would either get beaten or thrown in jail for them trying to stand up for their right to vote.
Meat inspection Act
Before this was established the owners and workers didnt care what happened to the meat, for example if a person gets chopped up or something like that they wouldn't stop production. Up until this act was passed which made them stop and check their meat before packaging it.
Open Door Policy
This was passed to have complete access by every country to be able to go into china and trade. I don't really like this act however it has its benefits but it still is mean to just pass a law so that people could freely enter china.
Purchase of Alaska
When america purchased Alaska they were just trying to gain more land fr themselves because of their land grabbing imperialistic. However they also purchased it because of the raw materials that existed there.
Yellow Journalism was i my opinion a little unnecessary because they could have gotten the point out without over exaggerating it way to much. I am proud and ashamed of this mainly ashamed because over exaggerating everything was not necessary but also proud of it because it made people want to read that newspaper article.
Selective Service Act
I am ashamed of this act because boys at the young age of 16 were being drafted into war just so america could have more troops, however drafting can be necessary but not for 16 year old boys, men should be drafted more than boys should be cause what is a 16 year old boy supposed to do in a time of war.
Wilson's 14 Points
Wilson's points were at the time a necessary precaution to try to attempt to have peace and no war. However they didn't pass because the other countries didn't like a lot of them. I am proud that Wilson tried to pass these, because if they would have passed we might have had less wars and less dead troops.
The signing of the Armistice
When the allies finally signed the armistice, it ended World War 1, this day would then be known as armistice day which we would commemorate the soldier who took there lives t protect their countries from the central powers. I am proud that the allies signed the armistice because it finally ended the war an then most of the countries would see a minor period of peace.