The National Child Labor Committee has the mind set of "promoting the rights, awareness, dignity, well-being and education of children and youth as they relate to work and working." The Committee hired Lewis W. Hine to carry out investigative and photographic work for the organization. Together with the often extensive captions that describe the photo subjects, reflect the results of this early documentary effort, offering a detailed depiction of working and living conditions of many children in the United States between 1908 and 1924. This could have affected me greatly, allowing me to go to school and get an education, as well as pursue my talents and goals, without having to work extensively for little to no pay. The same applies to several children and teens across the U.S., allowing them the same circumstance as myself.
This would have been a serious impact on America, as the country had literally just lost it's leader, from a successful murder attempt. This affects me because it did not allow the president to make changes that could have affected or altered my life, but our country still remembers this president, and respects him as a former leader who lost his life.
Roosevelt won reelection in 1936 over Alfred M. Landon. He was countered by the Supreme Court for his New Deal programs, and proposed an expansion of the court that would let him appoint one new justice for every sitting justice 70 or older. Congress rejected “court-packing”, handing Roosevelt the biggest setback of his career. The court upheld both the Social Security Act and the Wagner Act. Labor, unrest, and another economic downturn in 1937 hurt Roosevelt’s approval ratings, but the crisis passed the next year. Republicans gained ground in the midterm congressional elections, and soon formed an alliance with conservative Democrats that would block further reform legislation. This affected the way the government both worked and how it was viewed, which had an affect on what I was taught and will be taught about the government. To prepare the United States for its expanded role on the world stage, Roosevelt built up the U.S.’s defenses, and by the end of his presidency he had transformed the U.S. Navy into a major international force at sea. He led negotiations to end the Russo-Japanese War in 1904-05, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.
This event gave women a right that they had been neglected of before, and was only allowed to be done by men. in 1920, women gained the right to vote for the president, which can have an impact on the outcome. As a male I can not say that this directly affects me directly, once again, but it does connect to our country today, as it currently allows women a say in politics, and due to that, it affects how our country is run, and what I end up experiencing.
His route to the White House was via administrative posts. President McKinley sent him to the Philippines in 1900 as chief civil administrator. Sympathetic toward the Filipinos, he improved the economy, built roads and schools, and gave the people at least some participation in government. This could have easily impacted the way civil administration works, and because of that, it affects how civil administration dictates our foreign transactions, which could affect many of the things in different cultures I have come to love.
By the late 1800s, prohibition movements had sprung up across the United States, driven by religious groups who considered alcohol, specifically drunkenness, a threat to the nation. The movement reached its apex in 1920 when Congress ratified the 18th Amendment, prohibiting the manufacture, transportation and sale of intoxicating liquors. Prohibition proved difficult to enforce and failed to have the intended effect of eliminating crime and other social problems–to the contrary, it led to a rise in organized crime, as the bootlegging of alcohol became an ever-more lucrative operation. I am not even old enough to consume any beverage containing liquor, but this could have affected America's outlook on alcohol, and why it is considered bad. It gave me incentive on why to avoid the consumption of alcoholic drinks.
Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. “No one but the President seems to be expected… to look out for the general interests of the country,” is a quote he stated. He developed a program of progressive reform and asserted international leadership in building a new world order. I know that for both me and our current generation, he impacted us by campaigning on a program called the New Freedom, which stressed individualism and states’ rights.
During his few weeks as Vice President, Harry S. Truman scarcely saw President Roosevelt, and received no briefing on the development of the atomic bomb or the unfolding difficulties with Soviet Russia. Suddenly these and a host of other wartime problems became Truman’s to solve when, on April 12, 1945, he became President. This actually affects the state of the U.S. physically, which affects my physical living condition, but it definitely impacted the U.S.'s relationship with Russia.
The Clayton Antitrust Act was a federal law passed during the era of the Progressive Movement to protect trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies. The Clayton Antitrust Act revised the 1890 Sherman Antitrust Act and banned monopolistic practices by business. In response to Labor Unions requests for exemption from the antitrust laws as their purpose was not to inhibit trade The Clayton Antitrust Act also gave unions the right to exist and affirmed the right of workers to go on strike. This could allow me the ability to work without restraint or injustices, and it allows modern America to function in the same manner.
Coolidge succeeded to the presidency on August 3, 1923. He went on to win the next election and therefore served as president of the U.S. for six years. There were years of prosperity for the United States. This prosperity could have led to events that could be useful information for me, but his policies allowed businesses to mass-produce and distribute these new innovations to the public. New production meant new jobs and more Americans with money to spend. And spend they did, more than ever before. Americans became consumers.