The Social Security Act
The Social Security Act indicated a sharp exit from past American custom. The U. S. had customarily struggled to alleviate social problems. Before 1929, the government of the United States did not furnish such plans as public assistance, old-age pensions, unemployment compensation, or medical health insurance that was only provided to war veterans. Nevertheless, the Social Security Act changed all this thus helping the people financially, and making their life better (Achenbaum 65).
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima led to the beginning of the cold war. The arrival of this nuclear weaponry cemented the way for the weapons race that stayed for about forty years. This race was between the U.S.S.R. and the United States. The bombing of Japan has remained significant in shaping the U. S. war policies. In addition, it has also shaped the relationship, between Japan and America in helping to reconstruct Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Hakim 24)
The Cold War
The cold war produced a lot of military tension between the West and the East. This led to the formation of military alliances. For Example, the treaty of Dunkirk that was formed by France and Britain fearing that the Soviet Union would take control over Europe since it had a huge army. Other treaties that are significant today include the N. A. T. O. that was formed by twelve countries including the U. S. They signed the treaty because Russia was becoming a threat to democratic world (Kolko 23).
The World Bank and the IMF
The World Bank is a very important source of technical and financial assistance to the developing nations. The mission of World Bank is to alleviate poverty through its partners such as International Finance Corporation. On the other hand, the IMF encourages global financial corporations and international trade. Both these financiers have helped in the development of the third world countries. Furthermore, they have improved international relationships (Goldman 89).
The Vietnam War
This war changed the history of conventional warfare in the extent of anti-guerilla combat, guerilla combat, and the increased dependence in helicopters. The Vietnam War was a war of the people. This is because it was difficult to distinguish guerilla fighters from non-combatants, and since some civilians took part in the war. The impact in terms of the lives that were lost was huge. This made the U. S. to change its military tactics (Hubbell 209).
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Activist Luther King Junior sowed the seeds of healing and brought hope to the United States. He taught the values of courage, justice, dignity, truth, and humility. Martin led a movement that was able to achieve historic reforms. One of the reforms is the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that was of great importance to America's social and political development. Through the act, racial discrimination went down to the extent that the African-Americans were able to vote, get education and jobs, which were reserved for whites only (Marable 89).
Sarah Palin is a supremely gifted politician both in her toughness and in captivation. She was the first woman and the youngest person to hold the Governor's Office in Alaska. She has managed to voice out the problem of her people no matter the population. For example, the bridge that cost more than two hundred million dollars from the federal funds was to serve a population of fifty in Gravina Island. Although this was a lot of money, it showed that in development the population does not matter much (Johnston 21).
Barrack Obama and Osama bin Laden
The election of Barrack Obama as the American president marked a turning point on the America's social and political beliefs. It reminded the American Citizens of the best of U. S. Furthermore, the American society will forever know that the American presidency is not for a particular race but for everyone. On the other hand, Obama has shown a good leadership in the capture of Osama. Barrack Obama is a man who changed the way people thought about the Islamic society, and the way people felt about security (Mendell 76).