1920’s – the Best of Times, the Worst of TimesEssay title: 1920’s – the Best of Times, the Worst of Times1920’s“The best of times, the worst of times.”The 1920’s was not a “roaring” time for immigrants and citizens of America. It harbored some of the harshest laws and brutal government restrictions. Immigrants were cast out by a post war country and alcohol banned in hopes of making our country purer. The 1920 was not the best of times.
The prohibition of alcohol in the United States lasted from 1920 until 1932. The movement began in the late nineteenth century, and was fueled by the formation of the Anti-Saloon League in 1893. This league and other anti-alcohol organizations began to succeed in establishing local prohibition laws. By the 1920s prohibition was a national effort. The prohibition movement was aimed primarily at closing saloons. Saloons were the brewing companies place in retail business, selling alcohol by the glass. In the early twentieth century, there was one saloon for every one-hundred fifty or two-hundred Americans. This competitiveness forced saloon keepers to find other ways to make money. By the 1920s saloons had become houses of gambling and prostitution, not the innocent, friendly bar we associate the word with today. The prohibition advocates found such establishments offensive, and sought to revoke their licenses. The prohibition did not stop the flow of alcohol; in the demand for smuggled alcohol organized crime was created. These criminals used some of the same weapons police did. Outlaws of that time like Al Pacino became huge celebrities.
Beginning in the early nineteenth century there were massive waves of immigration. Immigrants were mostly from Italy, Russia, and Ireland. There was a mixed reaction to these incoming foreigners. While they provided industries with a cheap source of labor, Americans were both afraid of, and hostile towards these new groups. They differed from the “typical American” in language, customs, and religion and took many jobs of Americans. Many individuals and industries alike played upon Americas fears of immigration to further their own goals. The rise of Communism in Russia created a fear of its spread across Europe, and to America. The government denounced labor unions, the Socialist party, and the Communist party in America, as if America was being infiltrated with radicals who sought to overturn.
America is a democracy. The political and economic system needs to be changed to suit the changing needs and interests of every group of people and a system of civil society that does not encourage the pursuit of racial, class or any group of other ideas.
The Democratic presidential candidates on November 8, 1965, for example, said the following: “I believe that we must all follow our instincts in taking action to make our country less safe and more prosperous, and we must begin the march toward an equal and free America. That means the establishment of an independent judiciary, greater and stronger trade unions, a public school system, and greater freedom for all people who can afford it.” As the election approached, President Johnson appointed George Tenet, the former U.S. attorney general, to be the U.S. attorney general and the former U.N. Secretary General. America is on the cusp of national, economic, and cultural catastrophe. How many of you, or those who follow you on Twitter and Facebook, have thought about this? Are we going to “end” history with a new “new America,” or will those who care so much about our plight lose hope?America is at risk of crashing out of the world. We need America to be an independent nation, an energy superpower, and a economic leader. And we can only accomplish this with an orderly and equitable system. The economy must be free, balanced, and sustainable. The U.S. and American people have done this with so much care, so much pride, and now we need our citizens to do the same. This year, at the close of the most contentious presidential election since World War II, the Democratic Party lost the election due to a lot of unanticipated circumstances. The Democratic Party was defeated in an unusually large number of states. It suffered from what would be described as a huge loss of credibility, strength, and legitimacy as President Lyndon Johnson attempted his first major campaign in the 1960s. The party was unable to gain a third party nomination. But, following the death of their long-time leader, it was not enough to secure any more elections and they lost the popular vote.
Although many were not entirely unimpressed with the Democrats, there were a number of factors which contributed to the demise of the Democratic Party.
The Democrats were organized, staffed, and financially able.
They had tremendous resources in the civil service, and much of their revenue were used to rebuild the House of Representatives and Senate. Moreover, they built some of the most powerful state and local departments in the country. They ran state and federal elections with increasing freedom. During President Lyndon Johnson’s presidency, the government spent $32 billion on debt relief. The public schools only benefited from them partly insofar as they provided a large portion of the federal government’s budget. The public was only allowed