Events in American History
By; Alex Smith
The building of the railroads created more job opportunities for workers and also railroads helped create national markets because of the easier transportation. I am proud but also not proud of this because it did help the economy however the workers had to force thr Indians that were living on that property move.
Push/Pull factors was when a person wanted to leave their home country wanted to come to a new country. Push factors were circumstances that make person want to leave. (famine, no jobs, etc.) Pull factors were advantages a country has that make a person want to live there. (religious freedom, arable land, etc.)
The experience of the new immigrants were poor. They were discriminated especially Chinese, Irish, and Jewish immigrants. They were unemployed and living in tenement housing which were run-down apartments. I am not proud of this because the immigrants moving to America should have been treated better and greeted better.
Political machines were groups of politicians that got the group's own candidate elected to all of the top jobs in the city government so they can have all the power. Once they were in control of the city government, they would use power to make the leaders of the organization rich. I am not proud of this because they were dishonest and using people to get money and power
People started to migrate from rural to urban. They would move from the farms to the cities to get higher paid jobs. The cities would be overcrowded and polluted. Also the cities lacked infrastructure and services. I am not proud of this because no one would do anything to help better the environment of the city.
Teddy Roosevelt made the Square Deal which regulated businesses, consumer protection, rights for workers, and protection of natural resources. I am proud because Roosevelt was trying to better the economy for everyone.
A square deal for every man and every woman" Theodore Roosevelt 3rd July 1913
The working conditions for the working class was unsafe and poor. An example is the Triangle Shirt waist factory fire on March 11th, 1911 with 146 deaths. Also there was no employment insurance or workers compensation. I am not proud of this because the conditions could have been better and not as many deaths in the factory would have happened.
Social Reformers wanted government ownership of railroads and utilities that were originally owned by the city Also reformers wanted to equalize tax burden and have better housing for people. I am proud because they wanted better housing which is safe and healthy and ti not live in unsafe conditions.
Secretary John Hay presented the Open Door Policy to secure international agreement to the U.S policy for international trade and commerce in China and respect for China's territorial integrity. I am proud of this because we were getting the resources that we needed from China.
The purpose of the dollar diplomacy was to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through the use of America's economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries. I am proud of this because the U.S gained financially from other countries and also it opened up new markets and lowered prices.
World War I: Economic
New weapons were being introduced into the war for example machine guns, poison gas, and air planes. All these helped the U.S to win the war against Germany. I am proud of the U.S because they didn't give up, they fought for what we believe in.
WW1 - Weapons and Technology
World War I: Social/Cultural
The treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty between the allies and Germany. The U.S senate rejected president Wilson's side of the treaty, specifically the League of Nations. The senate believed that the U.S would give up too much power under the League of Nations. I am not proud of this because we would have been at peace if the Senate passed it and agreed with the other nations.