Importance of the Civil Rights Movements

Equality must be practiced rigorously throughout the world, despite the color of your skin, your ethnicity, race, and gender. As a nation, we have tremendously suffered with inequality well before the 1950s, but things escalated during this time period with the uproar of civil rights movements. Till this day, we still suffer with inequality, it will be a never-ending reality in our world. Knowing that … Continue reading Importance of the Civil Rights Movements

The Equal Rights Movements of 1950-1970

The Civil Rights movement that went on from the 1950s to the 1970s was very effective and necessary. The government listened to its people and made changes for the good of the nation. There were several movements happening at the same time. There were activists for minorities, women, and the LGBT community. I think that someone mentions the Civil Rights movement though, their immediate thought … Continue reading The Equal Rights Movements of 1950-1970

A Continuous Battle

The fight for equality, regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion is a continuous battle. This battle did not start in one specific place at a specific time, rather it has been going on for centuries. The Civil Rights Movement may have ended  in the 1960s, but the battle to fight discrimination and to promote equality and fairness for all is still … Continue reading A Continuous Battle

The Challenging 1960’s

In the 1960 the fight for freedom was extremely hard on everyone. Everyday people were facing sexism and racism. Thankfully to people like Martin Luther King Jr. freedom for people is a lot better today. On August 28th, 1963 was the nation’s largest political protest. There were over 200,000 marchers that walked from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial to listen to 3 hours … Continue reading The Challenging 1960’s

The 1960’s: Challenge and Change

The 1960’s were incredibly pivotal in the fight for freedom in the United States. Citizens were faced with racism and sexism daily. The freedom that the United States holds dear today was not as free in the 1960’s. It is freedom that was fought for by big names like Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom that should not be taken for granted. … Continue reading The 1960’s: Challenge and Change

How did the Vietnam War impact America?

The Vietnam war was a very misleading and destructive war for the United States. When the war first began the United States had an impact on the war long before America “joined” the war. The United States provided support for the French (who then was in control of South Vietnam at the time) by providing funds and material to them. Once America took over South … Continue reading How did the Vietnam War impact America?

Blog 6: Gooood Morning Vietnam

The Vietnam War was new ground for America in many ways. It was at the time, and still is to this day the most deadly war we have ever participated in with over 58,000 US Military casualties.  The way this war was fought by American’s was new territory, facing guerrilla warfare and Vietcong tunnels and traps created much difficulty and altered the way we approached … Continue reading Blog 6: Gooood Morning Vietnam

Impact of the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War had a huge impact on America. It caused conflict within the United States that divided the people. It all started when President Johnson sent troops to fight in Southeast Asia, that was how we became active in the Vietnam War. The reason President Johnson deployed troops to this area was because of how much communism was growing in Asia and we feared … Continue reading Impact of the Vietnam War

The Affect of the Vietnam War on American Life

The United States had entered the Vietnam War as one of the worlds super powers but managed to be defeated by the Vietcong with casualties reaching above fifty thousand. However, the consequences of the war did not end at the casualties, they expanded into American Life. The war affected things from the American Economy to Changes in American foreign policy. Some of these changes in … Continue reading The Affect of the Vietnam War on American Life

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

Progressives

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