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A Fouondation of Democracy
Transcript of A Fouondation of Democracy
This is a system of government where representatives are elected by the people. Therefore; giving the public a voice in their government.
A Fouondation of Democracy
Politics and Power
The Union and Confederacy: These were the two groups that fought against each other in the civil war. The Union representing the North and the Confederates representing the south.
While there was no recognized political parties in the south, the Whigs and moderate Democrats created the union and with the power they had built together, they were able to win the war after many long years. By agreeing to the right strategical war moves and Lincolns many popular speeches, showed that the use of democracy in a war can improve a parties outcome.
Work, Exchange, and Technology
Industrialization: This was a time in society where products were no longer coming from agriculture, but where consumers relied on new big business to produce products.
In the process of industrialization there was an enormous increase of jobs, new technology, and immigration. This is all stemming from the foundation that things are coming from the people for the people. Not to mention new jobs give great opportunities for immigrants to start a new life.
Migration and Settlement
Indian Removal Act: the act of exchanging unsettled lands west of the Mississippi, for Indian Territory already settled within the borders of the united states.The force behind the Indian Removal Act was so strong and demanding that some tribes refused to migrate, but later were forced. This became known as the trail of tears.
When the Indians migrated west, they were pushed out of their homes and were given extreme unfair treatment, from the colonist. It is understood that this act was unfair to the native families and shows how little representation they were given in the community.
Geography and Environment
The Plantation System: A division of land into smaller units, under private ownership. This started in southern colonies, such as Virginia, and then spread north to New England.
By splitting up the land, will give more opportunity to families that need farming, or need jobs. Since the soil in the south was richer and the weather was more moist, farming was more abundant there, than the north.
America in the World
Great Britain: was once the ruler of the thirteen colonies.
There were many reasons why the colonies declared freedom from Britain, although looking back at all those reasons there is one thing we never had with Britain that we have now, representation in our own government. There is also reason to thank them, because their warm coddling guided the young country of united stated to success.
The Declaration of Independence: This is the formal document written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen colonies from Britain.
A democracies purpose is to serve for the people by the people, and by freeing themselves of the british, allowed them to start becoming independent. This gave them the opportunity to create their own government and their own people.
Culture and Society
The Great Awakening: this was a movement where many people felt that they needed a new birth.
Not only did this large movement spread like a disease up and down the thirteen colonies, but it also had a huge democratizing effect, because being "re-birthed" provided a feeling of opportunity and new hope, and that is what democracy promotes.