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reasons for immigration
Economic opportunity- craftsmen replaced by factories (industrialization), the Pale kept Jews from employment, and factories wouldn't employ Jews. Criminals/revolutionaries needed to escape, people avoided draft. Progroms INCREASE immigration but don't cause it.
overseas expansion
In the late 1800s, the United States began to look overseas for new territory and influence. At the same time, Americans began to debate the role and value of overseas expansion. United States took on the idea of imperialism and wanted more territory. sparked the spanish american war, helped Panama gain independence in exchange for the panama canal
struggles for immigrants
some of the struggles for immigrants were that they were thought as in some sorts a minority compared to the original born and raised middle and upper class white civilization. for example if a white person born in America attested for a job and an immigrant wanted the same job the white person would receive it in most cases due to false judgement. also in some cases when a white American lost their job an immigrant would come in and take it over so the white community was convinced that the immigrants had it out for them. poor in an unfamiliar place. inadequate housing (tenements)
pros and cons of the atomic bomb
pros: it would eliminate any threat they had toward us and assure safety from the red scare at that certain place and time period in history. It would assert America as a world power.cons: it would affect their whole culture because of the amount of radiation given off that it would disable and effect generations of children and men and women. it would also effect the people who were exposed to it at that time because radiation can cause deadly diseases for example cancer which you would develop over time and most likely die from it because the medicines that were around at that time and the treatments were completely different than this day and age. it would also harm generations to come in your family as now it can become a genetic disorder that would cripple and disable generations to come.
14 points
Woodrow Wilson's peace plan, set out before war ended, helped bring it to and end because it helped Germans look forward to peace and be willing to surrender, was easy on the germans punishment for war. Points included: poeple all over the world are to determine their own fate, (self-determination)no colonial powers grabbing nations, free trade, no secret pacts, freedom of the seas, arms reduction, creation of world orginization/League of Nations.
the new deal programs
The New Deal was a series of economic programs implemented in the United States between 1933 and 1936. They involved presidential executive orders or laws passed by Congress during the first term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The programs were a liberal response to the Great Depression, and focused on what historians call the "3 Rs": Relief, Recovery, and Reform. That is, Relief for the unemployed and poor; Recovery of the economy to normal levels; and Reform of the financial system to prevent a repeat depression. bank holiday, fireside chats, programs that provided jobs, setup social security.
Cuban missile crisis
(1961) Crises that developed as a result of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro's decision to allow the Soviet Union to base nuclear missiles in Cuba. Upon discovery, the United States confronted the Soviet Union and demanded the missiles be removed. For nearly two weeks, nuclear war was imminent. Fortunately, diplomacy succeeded and crisis was averted.
entry into WWII
fear of growing totalitarianism( Japanese, soviet union,Italy,Germany) red scare( fear of communism) Germans were angry about the outcome of WWI and the reparations. Hitler began to invade European countries. Britain and USSR and France got involved, Pearl Harbor sparked U.S. to join the war
the great depression
(1929-1933) stock market/Wall Street Crash in 1929; through 1930's in U.S.; triggered collapse of world economy; stock market speculation, heavy borrowing, highly unstable financial situation, plummeting stock prices, bank closures, world trade and industrial production dropped, unemployment; currencies devalued, protective tariffs and quotas; U.S. Congress deny new loans; WW2 brought the economy up again President Herbert Hoover->FDR, after FDR(new deal). homeless people, poverty high.
Gulf of Tonkin incident
Alleged attack of US ships by North Vietnamese torpedoes in the Tonkin Gulf on August 4, 1964. Prompted the escalation of the War in Vietnam.