Time Effect



TheUnited States is one of the most evident case studies to thestatement that, change is inevitable. This is based on the fact that,over the centuries, enormous changes have been witnessed, with eachshift in time coming in with its new issues. The information providedin this essay is extracted from the history of the US, as authored inthe book ‘’’U.S History’’, and which was published byOpenStax College.

Changesover time

Priorto the fifteenth century, globalization was not a well recognizedissue. As a result, there existed little relationship amongst variousglobal regions, especially considering that interaction was at itsminimum. Back then, US strongly held to its initial beliefs,including the religious beliefs. This is whereby they believed ingods that possessed both male and female traits, and who furtherneeded blood sacrifices from the enemies of the Americans. Again,equality was not considered, not even to the least bits. It is out ofthis aspect that the urge for colonisation developed, with thecolonies being stereotyped as those possessed by lesser beings aswell as those who seemed not deserve equal treatment.

However,in approach of the seventeenth century, usual conflicts had alreadystarted arising as a result of the colonial societies that were inexistence. With time, the situation seemed to deteriorate andprobably for the very first time, the Europeans, Native Americans andAfricans came together in search of a solution to the political,social and cultural differences that had developed amongst them. Thiswas a major step towards civilisation and global unity, symbolizingpossible equality and non-discrimination. The come-together wasmainly for the purpose of developing an understanding and mutualrelationship amongst the various groups. Notably, by this time,globalisation had started to be effective and inter-relations were onthe rise.

Itwas not until after the revolutionary war that, the need for equallyof all mankind was realized. Despite the realization, the ideologywas so hard to implement as most people viewed it as impossible andas out of reality. However, the period did not pass without amilestone as in the 1780 and 90s, great measures were put into placeto ensure that equality was observed. Each state in America draftedits own constitution to safeguard the rights and also stipulated howand who was supposed to engage in political life. This was seen asthe first major steps towards obtaining a state of democracy in theU.S.

Astime went by, the citizens could clearly see that the uncheckeddemocracy would do more harm than good, and as a result, variouspolitical parties and opposition groups were formed. It is out ofhere that the Federalists, Democrats and Republicans were formed.These steps led to an empowered leadership and governance. As aresult, in the 1830s, the policies in place had positivelycontributed to a thriving economy as well as a developed commercialand industrial sector. New social and economic classes startedemerging and the mode of production drastically changed.

Thechanging times came with certain changes, including the economicchanges brought about by the great depression. However, the situationcame to be later salvaged through the election of Franklin Rooseveltas the president through the implementation of enormous legislativemeasures. Hope and change was gradually reinforced, with the 1960sseeing the US back to its financial position and further, democracybeing on a high key. However, about a decade later, clear divisionswere visible in the social and political fields, with identitypolitics being on the peak. From then, regular dynamics have beenwitnessed, ranging from a change of cultural, political and socialtrends, to the challenges of the 21stcentury such as aggravated terrorism, international relations andother internal issues like ownership of firearms.


OpenStaxCollege (2014). U.SHistory.Houston, TX: Rice University.