Month: June 2018
In Search of History 2.0
150 years ago, this is how we were treating immigrants.. History repeating itself….
Starving and apparently, disease ridden, these immigrants were seeking refuge from the their home country. Many Americans rebelled against this. They were afraid they would take American Jobs and strain the Welfare system. They were thought to bring crime with them and they were thought to be rapists. But worst of all, they were the despised Irish….
In Search of History
June 17, 1930 President Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Bill, ushering in a new era of protectionsim/isolationism. The Republican sponsored bill placed tariff’s on minerals, chemicals, textiles and farm goods. These tariff’s amplified the emerging American Depression that lasted until we entered WWII in 1942. ~~~