The Internment of Japanese Americans in World War II

The attack on Pearl Harbor caused even more disdain from Americans toward Asian immigrants (Japanese Americans included) than there already was. Before, they were treated similarly to African Americans, such as segregation, racism, and denying their right to own land. They also prevented Asian immigrants from becoming citizens in the U.S. Although this treatment of Asian Americans was apparent, the U.S. made sure there were … Continue reading The Internment of Japanese Americans in World War II

Japanese Internment Camps

  After the attack on U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor during World War II by the Japanese, many Americans took to blaming the Japanese American people for this devastating event. They began to believe that the Japanese Americans were planning to help their native country overtake the United States. Shortly after the attack, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 that allowed officials relocate any … Continue reading Japanese Internment Camps

Japanese Relocation During World War II

“We were American citizens. We were incarcerated by our American government in American internment camps here in the United States. The term ‘Japanese internment camp’ is both grammatically and factually incorrect.”  “I remembered some people who lived across the street from our home as we were being taken away. When I was a teenager, I had many after-dinner conversations with my father about our internment. … Continue reading Japanese Relocation During World War II

Blog Topic #6 for HIS 222 INET

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 #6 for HIS 222 INET

Problematic Prohibition

Prohibition is the act of forbidding something most times by law. One of the most prominent examples of this came when the 18th Amendment was first passed in 1919. This amendment made it illegal to manufacture, transport, sell, and consume alcoholic beverages that contained more than 0.5 percent of liquor. This was set to go into effect in 1920, which was when Congress then passed … Continue reading Problematic Prohibition

Positives and Negatives of Prohibition in the 1920’s

One pro that resulted from prohibition was the crime rate. Crime was instantly significantly down right after it was enacted. Another positive from prohibition was that families ended up having more liquid assets because of family members who were employed bringing their paychecks home instead of the bar. One more pro of prohibition is that worker’s worked more efficiently and missed fewer days due to … Continue reading Positives and Negatives of Prohibition in the 1920’s

Prohibition: Pros and Cons

The Eighteenth Amendment was approved on December 18, 1917, banning sale, manufacture, and transportation of intoxicating liquors. Then in the 1919 Volstead Act, Congress stated that an “intoxicating” beverage is any drink that contains more than .5% alcohol. However, this proved to be controversial. People on both sides of the argument had compelling reasons to support or rebel stretching from personal health to fear of … Continue reading Prohibition: Pros and Cons

Prohibition 1920s

Prohibition came about when congress passed the 18th amendment, which banned the sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors. When prohibition went into effect in 1920, congress passed the Volstead Act which made manufacturing, transporting and possessing alcohol with more than 0.5 percent alcohol illegal. These acts had many positive and negative effects on the American people.   With the acts came many positive effects. Workers … Continue reading Prohibition 1920s

Civil Rights

The civil rights were a broad range of privileges and rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and later amendments and laws ensured fundamental freedoms to all individuals. These freedoms included the rights of free expression and action along with many others. When, the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 were put in place they would affect thousands. The Espionage Act … Continue reading Civil Rights

Civil Rights and Wrongs

Can you imagine being arrested for having an opinion? Thrown in jail for speaking your mind? Having your most basic freedom limited? These scenarios were a reality during WW1. There were two Acts that limited the Civil Rights of Americans during WW1. Firstly was the Espionage Act of 1917. Secondly, was the Sedition Act of 1918. Both of these Acts had harsh punishments and resulted in … Continue reading Civil Rights and Wrongs

Blog Topic #4 for HIS 222 (Online)

Topic: Discuss the issue of civil rights during World War I while paying special attention to the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 (and their relation to free speech).  Some Americans were deprived of their civil rights due to their ethnicity or attitude towards labor unions.  Put yourself in the position of those arrested.  Did issues of national security justify an alteration … Continue reading Blog Topic #4 for HIS 222 (Online)

Changing Times, the Progressive Era.

The turn of the century was the scene for major social and economical change for America. Workers were forced to work in dangerous conditions for long hours with little pay. Industrialists were protected by the government more times than not and workers paid the price. Women were treated as second class citizens who couldn’t vote and African Americans were legally discriminated against. Children had to … Continue reading Changing Times, the Progressive Era.

The Importance of Progressives

The industrialization in the United States raised many problems. There were unfair business practices, brutal and harsh working environments, horrible child labor laws, and much more. In around 1890 was when the Progressive Era started to begin. A group of various people: teachers, journalist, politicians, etc., all started to form a group called the “Progressives” because they felt more people needed to be involved in … Continue reading The Importance of Progressives

The Progressive Era

Progressivism was the wide spectrum of social movements that include environmentalism, labor, women’s rights, animal rights, social justice and political ideologies such as anarchism, communism, socialism liberalism and social democracy.  As we all know progressives wanted change. They wanted to see a change in the great divide of the classes of society.  Poverty was the catalyst for this strong movement.  Long days and an unsafe … Continue reading The Progressive Era

Blog Topic #3 for HIS 222 (INET)

Topic: Thinking about the diverse group of reformers that historians call the “Progressives,” discuss the following questions.  What were the Progressives attempting to accomplish through regulation?  Should the government set hours laws, regulate safety, prohibit child labor, set a minimum wage, and institute other work laws? Continue reading Blog Topic #3 for HIS 222 (INET)

Modern Society

In the united states, the urban population grew in a  astonishing rate between the 1860 and 1900. By the end of the 1900s, every two in five Americans lived in urban areas. Men migrated to urban areas due to agriculture becoming more mechanized, lowing demand for farm labor. As for women, the rise of American manufacturing, led to seek economic opportunities in the cities. The … Continue reading Modern Society

Politics During America’s Gilded Age

As America moved into the Gilded Age, crime, poverty, overcrowding, sickness, and disorder followed. Along with this, it was clear that America was only interested in what rich Americans had to say about politics, who also seemed to lead most of the Democratic and Republican parties. Women were still seen as nurturers that should still be kept in a domestic environment, even though new educational opportunities … Continue reading Politics During America’s Gilded Age

The Right to Vote in the Turn of The Century

It is telling part of history when women were split on whether or not the fourteenth amendment should be passed. Why would they not be though? The amendment still viewed women as inferior to men. The way it was originally wrote was not an accident, to emphasize male, rather than in previous amendments, man or mankind. In the time, this was viewed by many women … Continue reading The Right to Vote in the Turn of The Century

Political Power in America During the Gilded Age

During the Gilded Age, politics in America were not exactly an equal playing field for all to be involved in. With the countries two main political parties, democrats and republicans, being lead by educated, wealthy white men, many Americans did not have a voice in politics. The book supports my opinion that wealthy Americans believed that the working class, women, and minorities were not rich … Continue reading Political Power in America During the Gilded Age

Women’s Rights At The Turn Of The Century

Southern state legislature passed constitutional limits and laws that made voter registration and voting more difficult. During the great depression, legislation establishing numerous national social programs or passed without the representation of African-Americans leading to gaps in program coverage. Women and African Americans were both disenfranchised. Women and African Americans had to work longer hours with lower wages. Tactics progressive women used to win the … Continue reading Women’s Rights At The Turn Of The Century

America in the Gilded Age (1877-1900): Politics

I believe that the political process at the turn of the century only took into consideration a limited group of people. Women did not have a right to vote and with the discrimination against the African American population, their voice was probably not viewed as legitimate. Even though African American men were legally allowed to vote, white employers and other racist groups threatened them into … Continue reading America in the Gilded Age (1877-1900): Politics

Blog Topic #2 for HIS 222 INET

Topic: Consider politics at the turn of the century.  More than half the population was still disenfranchised.  With women not having the vote and African Americans discriminated against, how do you think the political process worked?  Do you think that politics were considered an arena for the rich only?  How did women, minorities, and working men impact the political process? Continue reading Blog Topic #2 for HIS 222 INET