Thomas Jefferson's Contribution Of Immigration To The United States

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American society had been divided ever since the passage of the Constitution in 1789. The vague nature of the document and its room for interpretation created controversy. On one side, George Washington and the Federalists wanted a strong national government and political stability, while on the other, Thomas Jefferson and the Republicans desired a more moderate national government and an independent farming society. During his presidency, Jefferson implemented such changes in order to progress toward this American agricultural civilization. However, after the War of 1812, America experienced an abrupt change in attitude toward the ideas of entrepreneurialism and industry. Innovations such as the power loom and the spinning jenny were adapted …show more content…
In addition, the governments permitted the lynching of Indians and blacks, both enslaved and free (Howe 2) in this area. Therefore, the increased expansion of the period caused the suffering of many people who lived in the Southwest. Moreover, such a society that is plagued with mass violence and crime cannot possibly function to the best of its ability because they restrict productivity by taking focus away from constructive projects like business and labor. The transition from agriculture to industry also was problematic for immigrants in factories across America. In the 1840s there was a surge of immigration to the United States, particularly by the Irish. Without skills or money, the immigrants had no choice but to work in factories for up to fourteen hours a day for less than six dollars per week. They were subject to loud, unsanitary, and dangerous conditions because of nativist prejudice and the quest for profits (Brinkley 3). Hence, the industrialization of America proved detrimental to the lives of immigrants because of the terrible working conditions it created. In order to produce a society that functions cohesively,

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