Sunday, December 7, 2008

I think it is good that Obama has exact plans made out already, but having plans is differnt from FDR. That is because FDR said he was going to have "A New Deal" but did not actually have specific plans made out to end the depression. That idea seemed to work for FDR but i think in today's society it is better that Obama has exact plans but if he is not willing to alter them depending on what happens after they begin then we could have alot of problems. This is because since FDR never really had specific plans he could kind of go with the flow and make reforms and programs as he saw fit.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

the great depression 2009

After reading "the coming great depression 2008/2009" I learned alot about the great depression in the 1920s and why some people think that American is falling into another great depression now. Some of the causes of the depression in 1920s were unequal distribution of wealth and the poor stock market. Today in America the stock market has had many problems which is the main reason why people think there will be another depression. I do not think there will be another depression because i think the country is prepared and now knows how to deal with an ecomonic crisis...or at least i hope so.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Civil Liberties

In times of war I think people should be willing to give up certain Civil Liberties but defiantly not all. This is because certain civil liberties such as freedom of speech or religion, is not going to affect the war that is going on. Whether or not people are talking freely or practicing the religion of their choice does not change the nation to be better or worse. Yet certain freedoms such as freedom of assembly without permission from the government should be limited. This is because if large groups of riots against the war formed then there would be a problem and it would provoke negative outlook on the war and the Americans.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Archduke Assainated!

Three days ago, after multiple attempts made by nineteen year old Gavriol Princip succeeded in the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand. Princip eventually killed the Archduke with a second shot of a gun which killed the Archduke instantly. The first shot of the gun hit and killed the Archduke’s wife, Sofia. Previously in the day another assassination attempt was made. A bomb was thrown at the Archduke’s car but instead of causing the car to explode it bounced off and as a result injured two of the Archduke’s guards. Because he cared so much about his officers, the Archduke went to see how they were in the hospital and sadly never returned. It was later discovered that the assassin, Gavriol Princip was a member of The Black Hand, a Serbian terrorist group.
As a result of this tragedy many countries have had uprisings. Tension and hostility have been building in Europe because of this assassination and it is now very clear that this will be the start of something much bigger to come.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

walt disney quote

"Laughter is America's most important export."
Walt Disney

I really like this quote but i dont really know how to describe why i like it so much. It shows how important laughter is and that it had great importance in America.I think i like it so much because I like being positive and i think laughter is important.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cubains trying to escape Spanish suficating control

Over the past hundreds of years the Spanish have had control over Puerto Rico and Cuba! Well three years ago the Cubans decided enough was enough and they wanted to become free from the harsh rule of Spain. They had strongly demanded for freedom and the right to self- govern themselves, Spanish have refused to fulfill that request. More than just refusing to allow them to become free the Spanish have taken a drastic step by putting thousands of Cubans in prison camps, which was practically putting them to their death because so many die of starvation and disease.
Until recently this problem has not had much influence over us as Americans, but just a short time ago that changed. Our American businessmen have become fearful about their investments which they had previously made in sugar and tobacco plantations in Cuba. They feared they may lose money. As a result of this President McKinley had ordered the “Maine” (U.S. battleship) to Cuba, in order to protect us, the Americans property and even lives! Less than a month after the battleship got to the Cuban port, 260 men were killed in the explosion of it!!
As a result of what seemed to be an act of the Spanish congress declared war on Spain yesterday April 25, 1898.