The compromises of the early nineteenth century did not settle the issue of slavery and westward expansion. Instead, they suppressed the issue and acted as temporary salves. However, as the compromises appeared to benefit Slave States more often than they did Free States, sectional antagonisms between the North and the South were becoming more distinct.
Spurred by post-World War II spending, the United States experienced massive economic growth in the 1940s and 1950s that changed both the social structure of the nation and its culture. The United States had a per capita income of $1453 while citizens of Great Britain and France who were still reeling from the war earned… MORE
During the 2012 presidential election, many Republicans argued that, despite his promises in the 2008 campaign, incumbent President Barrack Obama had been unable to improve the economy in the four years of his presidency. Democrats countered that Obama was unable to change anything with the conservative Republican majority in Congress rejecting all of his plans.… MORE