Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Babyboomer Interview (10 questions)

Name: Pamela Hargett

Q: Name the biggest experience that your family faced during the 50s.
A: It was probaly me being born.

Q:How did the experience effect your family's life?

A: I'm not really sure.

Q:Give me a national event that you remember from the 60s' that had an impact on your family.

A: It would have to be when our school had first integrated.

Q:Where did you live in the 60s'?

A: Fountain Inn, SC

Q:How was civil rights portrayed there?

A: Everyone pretty much got along and people didn't really judge one another.

Q:How did your family view civil rights during this time?

A: We were for civil rights. Our family had gotten along with anybody.

Q:What was the big change for you from the 60s' to the 70s'?

A: Honestly, I think music and fashion style was a big change.

Q:In your opinion what was the most influential thing on people in the 70s'?

A: Drugs

Q:What was one of your experiences from the 70s?

A: Getting married.

Q:What would be the most important thing to remember from the 50s, 60s, and 70s?

A: I'm not sure, we were country kids who didn't get to know much about world events during this time.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Legacy of Distrust:

I am a Soviet Citizen and I believe that the Americans caused all of the distrust during the Cold War. They built the Atomic Bomb so we had to scramble and build one just to ensure the safety of our Nation during this dispute between our Nations. The Soviets are the better than the Americans because those Americans are disgraces. They are so Anti-Communist it makes me sick. They are trying to destroy our Nation by stopping the spread of Communism. I as a Soviet Citizen would like to see Communism spread throughout the world. China has already became a Communist Nation. If only Americans would see how we see that Communism is a good thing. But it is hard to do when those Americans are to dumb to see it. The Americans wanted to destroy our country and once we knew this our Nation was so scared that the Americans were going to drop an Atomic Bomb on us. But it was all at a standstill. It is very sad to say that the Americans could not see what they were doing by puting our nation in complete fear of destruction. Our Nation could not take anymore deathes after the Second World War considering that we lost the most people. And we were put into a difficult situation with the Americans and how they made us feel threatened with their bomb. The Americans are disgraceful people.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Life of a factory worker during the New Deal

A Factory Worker was hit hard when the Great Depression came around. Thankfully the New Deal was created. For people who didnt have jobs were offered jobs. But it might have effected the factory worker because they might have been paid more before and then when the factories started hiring new people they were probaly paid less and this could have effected them because they could have been the supporters in their house. Resulting that they become even more poor than before and that it puts them into debt more.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Anti-German Propaganda (WWI)

This first propaganda poster shows people what could happen if they didn't join to help their country's fight in the war. Which this probaly shows an extreme exageration as to what might have happened.

The second propanganda poster shows how the American people should be even more influnced to go into the war so that they can stop the enemy and protect the women and children.

The third propanganda poster shows how the Germans had control over other countries and armies during WWI.

The fourth propanganda poster shows Uncle Sam wanting the American people to do their part and help in the war. Its saying that it is in your hands as a country to pull together and defend the country's honor in the war.

This is a modern day propaganda poster and it shows how people think that our soldiers are over there in war now just for oil. It is really different to propaganda back during WWI.

Monday, November 3, 2008


One of the problems that the progressive movement looked upon was women's rights. They passed new laws like suffrage for women. It wasn't easy for these laws to be passed. This would give women the right to vote and many other things. The National American Women Suffrage Association (NAWSA) adopted the so-called Winning Plan: grass-roots organization with tight central coordination. The Cultural assumtions about the "woman's sphere" weakened as women became active in many fronts. They were sucessful in the women's rights during the Progressive Era.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Robber Barons- Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland but immigrated to America in 1848 at the age of 12. His first job in America, where he was paid $1.20 a week, was as a bobbin boy in a textile mill in Pittsburgh. He began to enroll in night classes to learn bookkeeping. He soon became a Western Union messenger boy who would sometimes take over when the telegraph operaters wanted a break. He soon became the city's fastest telegraph operater. In 1852, Tom Scott hired him as his secretary and personal operater. Seven years later Carnegie took over as head of the line's western division when Scott became vice president of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Carnegie played it smart and invested his earnings from the railroads and by 1868 he was earning more than $56,000 a year in his investments. In the early 1870's he decided to build his own steel mill. He became the first steelmaker to know the actual production cost of each ton of steel. He soon learned the benefits of vertical integration. This allowed him to controll all aspects of manufacturing, from extracting raw materials to selling finished products. This all shows how he started off with nothing and then became one of the most sucessful steelmakers. He started out making $1.20 a week to making $56,000 a year. He also consolidated his power by the vertical integration. He was also very charitable by giving over $300 millon in his lifetime. His company was also the first business capitalized at more than $1 billon. His one and only philosophy was "Watch the costs, and the profits will take care of themselves." This was a result in self-discipline and hard work.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Reconstruction in the South was a complete failure. This was mainly caused from the federal government's failure to fulfill its own goals and create a biracial democracy in the South. And you can still see today that the North is still ahead of the South. We are much more poor than the North. And the reasoning behind all of this is due to the civil war and the complete failure of reconstruction after the civil war. Plus Lincoln and Johnson had two different plans for reconstruction in the South. Lincoln's 10% plan was probably better than Johnson's plan of Presidential Reconstruction. And the unwillingness of southern whites to allow blacks any significant power in southern society were main reasons that Reconstruction failed.