Through their institutionalization through government, common factors pressure members of society to uphold certain standards within each category, which adhere to the cultural norm in American society. The unit also defines and describes basic human rights and the role of an American citizen. Conclusion Class stratification in the United States changed dramatically between 1930 and 1950. These were known as the. Regardless, after the bill was passed, welfare participation dropped 60%, employment rose, and the child poverty rate was reduced. These images show the importance of machinery in the workplace, and how people worked in assembly lines.
By 1920, the richest 1% of Americans would own nearly 40% of the national wealth. The Radicals' reconstruction plans took effect in 1867 under the supervision of the U. One interview that visitors will want to make sure and listen to is the one with Uncle Billy McCrea conducted in 1940, in which he sings both Blow Cornie Blow and Walk Dooley. Click here to link to it:. American Indians had the choice of living on reservations, but some tribes refused to live there. Listen and watch carefully as these four courageous individuals recount their experiences.
However, industrialization would have never happened had it not been for immigration and the urbanization of American laborers. Boder traveled to Europe to become the first researcher to record the actual testimonies of Holocaust victims. Theirs are not just the stories of individuals, but the collective history of one of the most devastating and definitive events of the 20th century. The National Housing Act helped white families establish homes in the suburbs outside of large cities and purposefully discriminated against blacks moving into their neighborhoods. The government sought to limit individual freedoms for the sake of higher morals and social responsibility.
Not only did blacks face discrimination once they returned home after the war, the poverty confronting most blacks during the 1940s and 1950s represented another barrier to harnessing the benefits of the bill. Celebrating ethnic pluralism on 4th of July. Then check out this video: The Cold War is happening in U. New conveniences such as sewing and washing machines encouraged women to turn to domestic roles. Archived from on June 6, 2014.
Spain capitulated, ending the three-month-long war and recognizing Cuba's independence. The United States is the most highly stratified society in the industrialized world. The Edison's Life section contains a timeline, with patent details for his inventions. An index of articles from American magazines and journals online in the Making of America sites at the University of Michigan and Cornell University. The military was rapidly mobilized as the U.
Secretary of Commerce Henry Wallace explains his differences with President Truman, differences that led to his departure from the Truman administration and his growing involvement with a third party campaign culminating in his run for the presidency in 1948 as the Progressive Party's candidate. Terkel questions people about their recollections of employment problems, the crash of 1929, organized labor issues, 'farm holidays' where crops were destroyed, and U. Two years later, wage cuts at the , just outside Chicago, led to a strike, which, with the support of the , soon brought the nation's railway industry to a halt. Programs like Head Start and Job Corps work to provide comprehensive welfare services to low-income families. History Animated gives teachers this resource. Here food, supplies, education and medical care was provided by the federal government, or living on their own in society and earning wages, typically as a cowboy on a ranch, or manual worker in town.
We will be scheduling review sessions before each examination. These images show how the Great Depression affected ordinary people. In 1898, the drew the nation's attention further away from Populist issues. Even in the North, where racism was carried out in less overt terms, prejudice still operated to place people into social castes. Here are two audio file versions of the interview.
The site merits numerous return visits, and those with a penchant for African American history, and United States history in general, will find some stellar materials here. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Few of his initiatives became law. Developed by the Truman Library staff, the web site draws its material from the Library's collection and from the collections of other institutions and individuals from around the nation. This site includes some of the actual exhibited inventions. The web sites were evaluated before being added to this web page. Use it to share your thoughts about topics presented in your readings and in lecture.