Thursday, November 4, 2010

the start of my rough draft of the power analysis

Lavaisha Moore
SSH 102
Paper # 2

The country that I am researching is Jamaica during world war 2. A lot was going on during this time in Jamaica and the United States. Since the United Sates were at war during this time they were very strict about who they would let into the country as an immigrant.
During World War 2 and about a decade after natives of Jamaica were leaving the island for a better living in the United States or Britain. The reason for this was because in Jamaica the average citizen didn’t have much money, if any at all and the job market was very scarce. Basically you didn’t have any means of living or power if you weren’t part of the government, owned a bank or owned a private company, such as a store or factory. It is like a big circle of power because the banks and government worked hand and hand and if you wanted to start your own business you had to get approval from the government to build and most likely borrow a loan from the bank. Therefore the government and banks held the power in Jamaica. The relationship that Jamaica government has with the United States is that they joined the United Nation on September 18, 1962, according to the United Nations website.
            The group of people that had the least power in Jamaica post World War 2 is the average citizen. The average citizen basically didn’t have any rights of say so in Jamaica.


  1. I like it so far!
    I like how you gave examples of what it meant to have power in Jamaica during that time. I also like how you stated what links the U.S and Jamaica with one another. But what you mean by average citizen though? Let me know if you need any help finding some sources for your paper. I'll email you some or at least try and find some with you. I know your paper gonna be great so no worries

  2. thanks! I see what you mean about being more clearer about what is an average citizen. by average i mean farmers and laborers, I will be sure to change that.

  3. I agree it's a good start. A couple things: start to introduce sources to support and specify your ideas about how poor people were. How poor exactly? Were they getting poorer?

    And Nyashia's comment about 'average' is great - see how specifying to farmers and laborers makes it so much stronger.