UNITED States

The United States were united in terms of the states, but not all cultures were seen as equals. They were segregated. Women, African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians were all heavily discriminated throughout the history of Earth. This changed in the mid to late 20th century. During the 1950’s, rights activist started to flourish throughout the USA. They aimed to be ‘united’, as the name of our … Continue reading UNITED States

Changing Times for All Americans

1950-1970 was a very turbulent time in American politics as well as for the people living in America, it was a time of great change for the ordinary citizen. Not only were the rights of African Americans being fought for, but other minorities such as Mexicans and Native Americans, were also fighting for their freedoms. Additionally, sex also played a role, as women were putting … Continue reading Changing Times for All Americans

The fight for equality

When people think of the civil rights movement most think of the rights African Americans fought for. However, African Americans were not the only ones fighting for equal rights. Many other minorities including Mexicans, Asians, and Women were all fighting for rights that belonged mainly to white men. Woman fought to have more control over there lives and their bodies. Rather than be the average … Continue reading The fight for equality

The Fight For Civil Rights

The 1950’s through the 1970’s was an everlasting battle for change and equality. Many groups of people had visions of reform, while other groups were in fear of these vast changes. Groups of people such as racial minorities, women, and many others felt that there had long been a need for change and reform. They deserved more rights and better treatment, and it was time … Continue reading The Fight For Civil Rights

Equal Access in the 1960’s

Battles for equal access in America had begun for both the women’s movement and African Americans long before the 1950s, with major influencers like W.E.B. Du Bois, a founding member of the NAACP and Booker T. Washington pushing for African American civil rights, to Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul who fought for a woman’s right to vote. This fight started in the 1800s and … Continue reading Equal Access in the 1960’s

Hello Vietnam War, Good-Bye Being United

When it comes to major wars in the United States, Vietnam war has a tendency to get mentioned. Not only was it the lengthiest war in history but it also split the entire nation after World War II had brought them together. On top of that roughly 58,000 American soldiers were killed and 304,000 were left wounded making it 300 percent higher than World War … Continue reading Hello Vietnam War, Good-Bye Being United

Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?

To say the Vietnam War had an impact on America is a gross understatement. With this being the longest war in the history of the United States and the fourth highest in American casualties, this war had Americans wonder if they could trust their government. America was number one, right? How could it be losing to communism? Why were American soldiers killing innocent civilians? As … Continue reading Hey, hey, LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?

“The war is destroying our country as we are destroying Vietnam…” – I. F. Stone

When asked about the Vietnam War President Nixon once said “no event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.” The Vietnam war took place from November 1, 1955, to April 30, 1975, and it is estimated that more than 58,000 American soldiers lost their lives. The Vietnam War can be a sensitive topic … Continue reading “The war is destroying our country as we are destroying Vietnam…” – I. F. Stone

Vietnam: A new kind of war

After World War II ended America was more united than ever before. They had won the war and the country was in agreement that life was safe and stable. The Vietnam war changed these attitudes and Americans found themselves in conflict with each other at home as well as across the world. This war was one of the first wars that people could see. Journalists … Continue reading Vietnam: A new kind of war

The Internment of Japanese Americans

On December 7, 1942 Japan attacked a naval base in Hawaii called Pearl Harbor. After the attack, Japanese Americans were shunned by the United States simply because they were of Japanese ancestry. Over 120,000 United States citizens were imprisoned because they were looked at as a national security risk (“Japanese Americans at Manzanar,” 2015). Imprisoned because their loyalty to their country was being questioned merely … Continue reading The Internment of Japanese Americans

Freedom Based on Race

There are many aspects of history that can be viewed as being immoral, and one of these includes the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Over 120,000 Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants were taken captive and sent to internment camps located throughout the United States because they were seen as threats. At this point in time, America was fighting a war in the … Continue reading Freedom Based on Race

Internment of Japanese Americans

The internment of Japanese Americans took place around the time of World War II. During this time 120,000 Japanese Americans were arrested in the US. Their crime charges were simply having ancestors that were japanese. They were expected to still be loyal to their home country of Japan, who the US was at war with at the time. This event messed up the lives of … Continue reading Internment of Japanese Americans

Executive order 9066

The internment of Japanese Americans commenced after Japan’s attack on American soil. The bombing of Pearl Harbor caused Americans to distrust people of Japanese descent.  “In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 9066”. This order allowed military to evict and construct “camps” or “relocation centers” where Japanese Americans were forced to relocate. They had to figure out what to do with their … Continue reading Executive order 9066

Blog Topic #5 for HIS 222 INET

Topic: Discuss the American internment of Japanese Americans.  Consider the national justification for internment, living conditions, and the impact on Japanese Americans.  How do you think the internment of Japanese Americans affected their conceptions of citizenship?  How would you feel if you were in the same position: a law-abiding, American citizen who was rounded up and essentially jailed for something beyond your control? Continue reading Blog Topic #5 for HIS 222 INET

Drink.Drank.Drunk

Prohibition was the nationwide ban on the sale and import of alcoholic beverages that lasted from 1920 until 1933. The Temperance Movement along with The American Temperance Society, pushed for people to stay away from alcohol, and influenced many powerful establishments and religious groups alike. Women were influenced by this heavily as well; The Women’s Christian Temperance Union was one of the groups at the … Continue reading Drink.Drank.Drunk

To drink or not to drink?

The year’s right before the twenties were a time of change for the people of the time. Women’s right to vote was on the rise as well as thousands of immigrants coming overseas to live and work in America. But there is one event that touched everyone in some form or another in 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment better known as prohibition. Many believed that the … Continue reading To drink or not to drink?

The Rights and Wrongs of Prohibition

In December of 1917 the US Government approved an amendment that would outlaw the sale, manufacture and distribution of alcoholic beverages. The Eighteenth Amendment would take effect on the first of January 1920. It can be said that the nation was significantly divided by the issue. The supporters of Prohibition argued that alcohol was unhealthy, a waste of time and a waste of money but … Continue reading The Rights and Wrongs of Prohibition

Progressives Taking Action

Progressives were a group of folk that made an effort to progressively change things in the country. Mostly a middle-class group, they also included many important people in U.S. History, such as Teddy Roosevelt. Gaining popularity in the early 190’s progressivism was aimed at societal advancements, which were much needed at the time with the issues America was facing. With little “fairness” in the States, … Continue reading Progressives Taking Action

The Impact of Progressives

There have been many actions taken throughout history that have changed the world for the better. Progressives were the beginning of some of these important changes, and their impact on society can still be seen throughout the world today. The Progressives were a group of reformers that were considered middle class. They wanted to promote capitalism and a free market place because they believed it … Continue reading The Impact of Progressives

Blog #3 Progressivism in America

The word “Progressivism”, simply put, means progress or change. Progressivists believe in the advancements of science, technology, economic growth, and social equality. Beginning as a political party in 1912, the progressive vision changed the lives of working women and children, and has since been a huge benefactor in the economic growth of the American society. One of the biggest progressive movements of the era was … Continue reading Blog #3 Progressivism in America

Blog Topic #3: Progressives and Government Intervention

In order to understand what the progressives were attempting to accomplish, I think it’s very important to understand who they were first. Progressives had formed their own political party in order to take on their plans. Their party didn’t have the wealth that the upper class benefit from, or the large numbers of people who were part of the working class, so the middle class … Continue reading Blog Topic #3: Progressives and Government Intervention