The Land of The Free

A visual mindmap to quickly refresh over the key and basic points of the idea that was the 'Land of The Free'. 

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  • Created on: 30-03-16 19:43
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  • Land of The Free
    • Isle of Tears (Ellis Island)
      • faced series of 'tests'
        • looking for abnormalities
        • reading/writing
      • treated in a cold, hostile manner, unclean
      • pull to the USA
        • space for expansion
        • natural resources
        • wages were better - economic opportunity
        • American Bill of Rights
      • push from Europe/other places
        • overcrowding- not enough land
        • class-dominated society, no opportunities
        • unemployment
    • Melting Pot
      • Old immigrants - British, German, Scandinavian
        • WASPs
      • Native Americans
        • forced out of land
      • Black Americans
        • previous slaves, now farm workers - faced racism
      • Asians
        • paid to do dangerous and low paid work
      • Hispanics
        • cowboys came from Mexico through Texas
      • Eastern Europeans
        • came to escape prosecution and poverty - mostly jewish
    • Government
      • Bill of Rights
        • freedom of religion, speech, press
        • right to carry weapons for self defense
      • federal
        • each state has own government
      • central
        • has power over foreign policy, defence, trade, currency
      • Supreme Court
        • balance between the President and Congress & make sure new laws are constitiutional
      • democrat
        • political left
        • against death penalty
        • more liberal
        • gov. run schools
      • republican
        • political right
        • conservative
        • private health care
        • America for the Americans

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