Jenell Locks Essay Exam #1 AMH2020 #328754 1. Compare and contrast the New Nationalism and the New Freedom. In your view, which of these programs was the best approach to curtail the concentration of corporate and industrial power? Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt both had a mixture of liberal and conservative views. Although they disagreed on things, they both hoped for a better economy. Both policies were for decreasing corruption and economic problems. Disagreements and all, New Nationalism and New Freedom paved the way for modern liberalism and conservatism. everything2. om/title/Wilson%2527s+New+Freedom+vs. +Roosevelt%2527s+New+Nationalism Both Wilson and Roosevelt catered to the Progressive movement. New Freedom was Woodrow Wilson’s philosophy of how the economy should be. New Freedom stood for freedom of government control of large monopolies. He created regulations to prevent businesses from abusing their power. His biggest interest was to have limited powers over the economy, which he believed would bring individualism and freedom in business competition. Their ideas were different about how the government should handle restraint of rivate power as in through tearing apart corporations that had too much economic power. en. wikipedia. org/wiki/New_Nationalism He opposed Roosevelt’s philosophy of New Nationalism. Mainly about anti trust modification. He believed that New Nationalism was all for collectivism. was for political and economic liberty from things like a powerful businesses. He believed that small companies should compete, instead of allowing huge businesses to run the country. Woodrow Wilson wanted the government to have limited powers. In a speech at Osawatomie, Kansas in 1910, Theodore Roosevelt outlined a program of weeping reform. He called it “New Nationalism. ”
New Nationalism stressed the interests of the nation as a whole and the value of government as an agent of reform. Nation of Nations A Narrative History of the American Republic Volume II: Since 1865 Chapters 17-32 6th Edition Page 654 It was an analysis of American society and the role the government should play. Theodore Roosevelt wanted to enact federal intervention to promote social justice. The economic reform proposal consisted of social reform through progressive taxation to help reduce poverty. He uggested that health and safety legislation were mainly for women and children. www. britannica. com/EBchecked/topic/411877/New-Nationalism His reform included law tariff and trust regulation. www. encyclopedia. com/doc/1O46-NewNationalism. html He believed in order to have a successful economy and protection of individual rights, a strong government had to be formed. Some of his concerns were to protect the interest of the common man and consumer by the government ruling over larger companies. New Nationalism was for liberalism. Both being progressives, Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt had different ideas or the United States, These perspectives were shown in their speeches. Wilson wanted to destroy trusts to better economy and to allow small businesses to be more established. He did not want government to be involved in regulating businesses. This contradicted with Roosevelt’s New Nationalism because he wanted a strong government to regulate the economy and stop corporate companies from abusing powers. These philosophies differed mainly with government power. Wilson did not want government power but, Roosevelt did. Roosevelt and Wilson used different ways to add to the progressive movement.
They both made changes that needed to be made to better the future of the country. They both had goals that had the best interest of the American people in mind. Wilson’s New Freedom vs. Roosevelt’s New Nationalism everything2. com/title/Wilson%2527s+New+Freedom+vs. +Roosevelt%2527s+New+Nationalism November 10, 2010 New Nationalism http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/New_Nationalism November 10, 2010 Nation of Nations A Narrative History of the American Republic Volume II: Since1865 Chapters 17-32 6th Edition Page 654 New Nationalism http://www. britannica. om/EBchecked/topic/411877/New-Nationalism November 13, 2010 New Nationalism http://www. encyclopedia. com/doc/1O46-NewNationalism. html JAN PALMOWSKI. “New Nationalism. ” A Dictionary of Contemporary World History. 2004. Encyclopedia. com. November 15, 2010 3. What were the political and societal expressions of a new awareness of identity among African-Americans in the 1920’s? Be sure to comment on the Harlem Renaissance. During the early decades of the 20th century African Americans, especially in the South, experienced continuing poverty and hardships.
Americans sought to keep the world at bay, clamoring for immigration restrictions to protect their culture against the perceived threat of foreign radicals, to reduce economic competition from immigrant workers, and to prevent a general bombardment of the United States with heterogeneous religious beliefs and cultural values. www. encyclopedia. com/doc/1G2-3468300814. html Post-WWI African-American veterans returned to their homes to face continued racial discrimination, persecution, and in 77 incidents, death by the explosion of the KKK in the rural South.
For many African-American families the pursuit of a higher living standard, increased personal autonomy, and less discrimination led them to migrate to the urban North from rural Southern areas. A growing number of foreign Southern and Eastern Europeans began flooding American shores fleeing their war torn countries of WWI only to be met by the “Quota Act” or the Immigration Act of 1921. This would be the advantage to migrating Blacks to the North who became employed, homeowners, and businessmen. The on-going fight to desegregate the South began in the North with African-Americans who understood their advantage and position in society.
Common in the urban enclaves found an outlet for their alienation in a charismatic nationalist from Jamaica named Marcus Garvey. Nation of Nations A Narrative History of the American Republic Volume II: Since 1865 Chapters 17-32 6th Edition Page 704 His Universal Negro Improvement Association stressed self-help while demanding an end to colonialism in 1916-1924 by organizing mass movements of African-Americans back to Africa. This inspired many blacks to become not only socially aware, but politically active.
While Garvey gained prominence the 1920’s NAACP under James Weldon began campaigns of lawsuits to chip away at segregation. A. Phillip Randolph’s “Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters” helped strengthen Black unions to push for political reform. African-American society began to express a strong sense of cultural identity with the rise of a group of radical black intellectuals all contributed to the particular styles and unprecedented success of black artists. What began as a series of literary discussions in lower Manhattan (Greenwich Village) and upper Manhattan (Harlem) was first known as the ‘New Negro Movement. Later termed the Harlem Renaissance, this movement brought unprecedented creative activity in writing, art, and music and redefined expressions of African-Americans and their heritage. www. 42explore2. com/harlem. htm Facing segregation and persecution, the Black community remained determined to fight bigotry and injustice how they saw fit. The KKK in the rural South posed as a threat to African-Americans seeking to end segregation. This organization included political representatives, law enforcement, and thousands of local officials and citizens all in position to oppose the rising tide of immigrants and African-Americans.
From this threat grew an emergence of activism, cultural and social reform and preservation within the Black community. African-Americans comprehended more than ever that they were just as equal to any other American during this era. Nation of Nations A Narrative History of the American Republic Volume II: Since 1865 Chapters 17-32 6th Edition Page 704 Harlem Renaissance www. 42explore2. com/harlem. htm Nov. 14, 2010 www. encyclopedia. com/doc/1G2-3468300814. html