Internment Camps

The reason for the internment of Japanese Americans is obvious, but the justification is lacking.  They were put into these camps because of the Pearl Harbor attacks by the Japanese forces and the ensuing Pacific Theater the Allies would be fighting in.  Japanese, American citizens or not, were seen as a threat and isolated from society because of this.  The implementation of this policy was … Continue reading Internment Camps

The Struggle of the Japanese Americans During World War II

During World War II (WWII), the government had many questions to answer about what to do with Japanese Americans in the United States. There was no evidence, but many believed that the Japanese Americans were still loyal to their main land country Japan. With the surprise events at Pearl Harbor (where 2,335 American soldiers died, 1,143 were wounded, and eighteen ships destroyed) Congress decided to put Japanese Americans in … Continue reading The Struggle of the Japanese Americans During World War II

The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor: Japanese-American Internment

In December of 1941, a bombing occurred at Pearl Harbor, a naval station on Oahu island of Hawaii. A fleet of Japanese pilots secretly approached the station and launched a massive attack on the Morning of December 7th causing American warships to be enveloped in flames. This complete devastation caused an uproar with American citizens and brought about mistrust towards anyone of Japanese descent. The … Continue reading The Aftermath of Pearl Harbor: Japanese-American Internment

The Struggle of American Japanese

When the attack of Pearl Harbor happen American became worried about American Japanese. American were worried because they thought that American Japanese were part of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The American Japanese were told that they only had a view day to pack up their belonging or sell them, because they were going to internment camps. In the internment camps Japanese American were patrolled … Continue reading The Struggle of American Japanese

Blog Topic #5 for HIS 222

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

Prohibition: Our Voice is the Deciding Factor

The Prohibition was the governments attempt to outlaw production, sale, and shipment of alcohol and any intoxicating beverages across the country. Enforcing a liquor ban was in hope of reducing the number of crimes associated with immigrants in America. As I will later discuss that it did not reduce crime rate, but the Prohibition did cause workers to become more efficient by not spending all … Continue reading Prohibition: Our Voice is the Deciding Factor

Prohibition and America’s Addictive backlash

The 18th Amendment banned the sale production and using of alcohol. We had government Agencies hunting down people that were drinking the alcohol. There are many positive and negative aspects of Prohibition. On the positive side from the prohibition, this country saw a decrease in family violence, assault, homelessness, and deaths due to cirrhosis disease. This may be due to people not trusting the police … Continue reading Prohibition and America’s Addictive backlash

Prohibition: The Rise and the Fall

The prohibition was a nationwide ban on the production, transportation, importation, and sale of alcoholic beverages, which would also be known as the 18th amendment. In December of 1917 is when the congress had approved of the 18th amendment, but it didn’t go into effect until 1920. The congress only needed 36 states to ratify the amendment and by early 1919 is when they got … Continue reading Prohibition: The Rise and the Fall

The Effects of the Eighteenth Amendment

The eighteenth amendment created a period of prohibition that produced several effects. Some of which were positive, such as the savings of workers and productivity among workers increased. The negative effects though, outweighed the positive. The citizens despised the government for making a law they thought violated their rights. In retaliation, the citizens never stopped drinking, they just hid their new crime from government officials. … Continue reading The Effects of the Eighteenth Amendment

Prohibition: a Conflict of Faith Versus Freedom

The United States of America is at conflict. World War 1 is over, yet the nation is at unrest. It is a fight of faith versus freedom. Wet versus dry. Does the government hold the right to limit the sale and consumption of alchohol, or is this the very tyranny the United States so desparetely wanted to escape.  These are the very issues and questions … Continue reading Prohibition: a Conflict of Faith Versus Freedom

The Progressive Era

The Progressive Era, lasted from 1895 to 1915, was a period of political reform and social activism.  Progressives believed in regulating the common good. The Progressive Movement was built on the belief that people control their own lives, rather than subjecting to natural selection.  Progressives wanted to create better working conditions, lessen work hours, increase social equality and continue the democratic progression in our country. … Continue reading The Progressive Era


Between 1890 and 1920 was the most impactful time of the progressive era. The progressive era was a time of social and political improvement with the goal to make a better society. This era was started because of the negative effects of industrialization which included poor working environments for immigrants and political corruption which created a large gap in income between the lower class and … Continue reading Progressives

The Progressives

The Progressive Movement began as a social movement and soon grew into a large political movement. The people that were a part of the Progressive Movement rejected the ideas of Social Darwinism, the theory that people are subject to the Darwinian law of natural selection. Social Darwinism was used to justify racism, sexism, imperialism, and was even used to discourage reform. The Progressive Movement combated … Continue reading The Progressives

The Progressives

Around the turn of the 20th century industrialism had made many changes to American life, it had changed how people worked, who worked, under what conditions and how well they were compensated. Many people found the conditions that businesses put their workers in were unsuitable and the people who sought for change were known as progressives. They wanted to stop the practices of businesses that … Continue reading The Progressives

Blog Topic #3 for HIS 222 INET

Blog 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

The turn in politics

In the late nineteenth century, a whole new door opened for the women, although the roles were still based on the women staying in the homes and the men working to support the family the women took stand for the new opportunities. Before the nineteenth century the women weren’t expected to go to school, they were expected to do housework (clean and cook) and take … Continue reading The turn in politics

Politics at the Turn of the Century

The turn of the century was a big time in terms of progress made in politics, but it was just the very beginning of this change and there were still a lot of unfair/unjust policies in place in terms of politics.  Women and African Americans couldn’t vote or were greatly discriminated against, so most political influence came down to rich, white men who obviously had … Continue reading Politics at the Turn of the Century

Politics During the Gilded Age

During this time in America (The Gilded Age) politics were on the rise. African Americans and women were not even close to the rights they have today. In the 1890s African Americans were threaten living in the south by the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), so many African Americans moved north. With the country and cities changing and growing a couple questions came up, who is going … Continue reading Politics During the Gilded Age

Political and Social Change: The Gilded Age

Due to the abundance of factory jobs that were being altered by the new technology developments, wages of workers were being forced down because the factories felt these were no longer skilled jobs. This change along with the continuous immigration to America for the hope of a better life led to the use tenement buildings. In these tenement buildings, there would be dozens of families … Continue reading Political and Social Change: The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age: Marginalized Groups and Politics

America 1877-1900, also known as the Gilded Age, was a time period where achievements of the time were used as a veil that hid the real and unresolved social issues underneath. One of the main social issues that occurred in this time period was the discrimination against many marginalized groups such as African Americans, women, and immigrants. In this age, there was a great increase … Continue reading The Gilded Age: Marginalized Groups and Politics

Blog Post #2 for HIS 222 INET

Blog 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 Post #2 for HIS 222 INET

Industrialism Affecting us Today

After the civil war, industrialism started growing in America. Taking place in the late 1800’s, an increase in production due to the creation of machines led to industrialization. Oil, steel, and the railroads played a significant part in creating this revolution. Innovators were inventing machines that could do work much more efficiently, faster, and in more quantities than compared to people making their own materials. … Continue reading Industrialism Affecting us Today

How did the Union Start?

The industrial revulsion effected many employees. Employees were demanded to work long hours, mostly fourteen to sixteen hour days. They would be pushed to work harder and harder. Women, African Americans, and children would be payed less than men. Children would start working at the age of seven. The children even worked fourteen to sixteen hours a day. Women and children worked because the men … Continue reading How did the Union Start?

Industrial Revolution in the Gilded Age – Time of Hard Work and Low Wages

In the 1870’s to the 1890’s, the United States faced a very fast passed period of industrialization. This was a very big shift to become an industrial economy which drew many Americans to move to urban areas for factory jobs. This become the Gilded Age. The Gilded Age had many sources of the Industrial Revolution. Many included Raw Materials, Cheap Labor, New Technology, Laissez-faire and … Continue reading Industrial Revolution in the Gilded Age – Time of Hard Work and Low Wages