A Concise History of the American People

A Concise History of the American People

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Difference in the US’s political and social system after the Civil War:

There has been a great change in the United States of America’s political system after the end of the American Civil War. These differences occur in different parts of the US political system. Presently, the core of the United States of America’s constitutional principle gives a stipulation whereby every branch of the US government that is separate has power that is limiting to the other. For this reason, it is clearly stated that no one separate governmental branch in US can become supreme. This contrasts with the political system that was in the US before the end of the Civil War. Before, the Civil war, the presidency system was “the imperial presidency”. This is a system where by the president had manifested power to allocate money set for another purpose to his favoured or desired purpose due to his power.

Another political part where there has been a great change is financing of the political campaign part. Before the end of the Civil War, the political allies or candidates had to finance their campaigns themselves. After the end of the Civil War, the political campaigns have been majorly been financed by strong private sectors. These private businesses always support the political leader with the political ambitions that best suits their requirement. They do this to make sure that the political ambitions they desire are manifested into the United State’s governance.

Apart from political changes, the United States has also undergone a great change in its social system. Before the end of the Civil War, there were tribal, racial and communal inequalities. This is whereby people were differentiated one another by their racial, communal and tribal type and thus there were high cases of human discrimination. This discrimination was based on tribal, communal and racial difference. After the Civil War, the United States government set a scheme that contemplated the abolition of those inequalities. This eventually rendered all people equal and as a result of the good relationship that developed between, they stated to share the available opportunities and traded together.

Impact of transport and communication system on the US Industrial sector in 19th century:

Transport and communication has had a great positive impact on industrial revolution and industrial development as well. Without transport and communication system, it would have been hard for the transportation of goods, people and machines from place to place to facilitate industrial revolution. Communication system such as fax facilitated communication within companies and business organization thus enhancing the process of industrial revolution. Transport system which enhances the process of moving of goods, services and labour made it easier for the companies to practice specialization and economic growth. Presently transport and communication has made industrial development easier. This is whereby transport system has facilitates a faster, easier and cheaper transportation of raw material from extraction regions to companies. This has enhanced the production process since it all depends on a regular and continuous supply of raw material to the companies.

In addition to that, transport has also made it easy for the transportation of finished goods and ready services to the storage and market centre. This has helped in giving room for the production of other products thus enhancing a regular supply of good to the market. Lastly, transport has facilitated the movement of workers from their residential places to their working places in companies. This importance of transport has played a key role in industrial development. In addition to transport, communication has also played a key role in supporting industrial development. This is because industrial operation requires communication at different level and stages. Communication system such as fax made it easier for workers to communicate without moving thus saving time.

The positive impact of transport and communication to industrial development and revolution has never changed. This is because in 19th century, transport system was used to transport raw material from extraction sights to industries. It was also used to transport finished goods from companies to the market. At the same time, transport was used to transport slaves that served as labour forces to industries. This is what transport still does in industrial sector to facilitate development. Communication systems as well were used before the end of the Civil War to enhance communication among workers. Therefore, the impact of transport and communication to industrial sector still remains the same.

3. Two types of conflicts that the US force was involved in aiming at the creation of peace:

The United States of America’s forces have been involved in different types of conflicts. The main two types of conflicts are; Inter-State conflicts and International Conflicts. The Inter-States conflicts are the conflicts between nations that the US force got involved in. This has been always a way of attempting to keep peace and protect innocent people from malicious people. A best example of an Inter-States war that the US force was involved in trying to keep peace was the “Cold War” in Lebanon. This war took place in 1982 to 1990. This war resulted from the Invasion of Grenada by the United States of America and the toppling of US’s Marxist government. This ended up stirring the regional conflict in US and Lebanon regions. In this type of conflict, the US force intervened with an intention of stopping the Cold War and keeping peace.

On the other hand, International conflicts refer to conflicts between different continents or superpowers. It can also be between a superpower and low states in attempt to keep peace. An example of an international conflict in which the US force was forced to intervene was the conflict between Afghanistan and US. This was a war caused by decisional difference whereby the United States of American government wanted Osama Bin Laden while Afghanistan government was against it. Therefore, this stirred up the states conflict and it was international because Osama Bin Laden had been a threat to the people’s lives. Therefore, the US force had to intervene with an intention of creating peace and ensuring everything was fine. Therefore, the United States of America’s force was involved in different types of conflicts with a good intention of keeping peace. This is a good example that forces of other states of the world should adapt for the better being in future.


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