History of America

The signing of the Indian removal act by President Andrew Jackson on May 28th 1830 lead to the removal of Native Americans for settlers. The law affected the Native Americans by creating racial discrimination to become worse (Small and Cathleen). The civil rights activists trampled to campaign against, but they failed. Besides, most Native Americans found life unbearable as they were attacked by diseases despair on reservations.

In 1877, a general strike by workers was initiated that stops the railroad’s operations. The battle was between the Chicago German furniture workers union who protested over poor terms of work to the furniture house owners. The campaign saw over 100 people assaulted. Additionally, in May 1886, workers struck again to complain and demanded the adaptation of the eight hour day from their laborers. Lastly, in 1888, there was the London matchgirls protest which involved a woman and teenage girls that worked in May factories protest over poor working environments such as the 14 hour work day and sick pay (Johnson and Maureen 327).

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Plessey vs. Ferguson case became a significant landmark in the history of America on racial discrimination. The US Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the racial segregation by affirming the separate but equal doctrine (Small and Cathleen). The case was established way after an African American train passenger refused to board a car meant for blacks. Besides the law, southern Americans achieved equality. More so, many blacks started revolting against racial discrimination.

The populist movement is significant in the history of America. It is attributed to the demand for increased currency circulation, the graduation of the income tax and the need for government to own the railroads and other tariffs (Carnes et al., 215).

Throughout the 1890s, Americans deeply relied on its military to achieve its foreign policy goals. The most outstanding action by us army was the Spanish-American war, Philippine- American war and us Virgin Islands war.

 

Works cited

Carnes, Mark C., and John A. Garraty. The American nation: A history of the United States. Vol. 2. Pearson, 2015.

Johnson, Maureen. “Separate but (Un) Equal: Why Institutionalized Anti-Racism Is the Answer to the Never-Ending Cycle of Plessy v. Ferguson.” U. Rich. L. Rev. 52 (2017): 327.

Small, Cathleen. Colonial Interactions with Native Americans. Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC, 2017.