Social Changes In The United States Essay

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Throughout the course of human history, no century has experienced more social change or more radical changes than that of the twentieth century. Over time, these changes have become more apparent in developed countries, such as the United States. This is due in no minor part to the fact that the United States and other developed countries have a large number of social change groups in comparison to their population sizes. And another equally important factor, is the fact that the United States is a constitutional democracy, which makes instituting social change a lot easier to accomplish overall than in countries run by dictators or oligarchies. Even when looking just at the United States, in the past, far lesser and slower social changes have led to civil wars, rebellions, and a whole host of violent and spiritual crises. In comparison, over the past century, numerous large scale social changes in the United States have hardly caused a stir. This is not to say that…show more content…
Many of, or dare I say, most of, the rights and freedoms that we as American citizens get to enjoy and take advantage of today, are the result of the committed efforts of social reform groups and movements of days past. Examples of such movements and groups include, the abolitionist movement, the women’s suffrage movement, and the civil rights movement, to name a few. However, groups are not implicitly noble. Groups can serve to be equally detrimental to achieving a just and fair society. For every social change group in the United States, there are other groups and organizations that focus their efforts on trying to block such efforts. In general, groups and organizations tend to be set in their ways and are not often subject to change. But that’s not to say that individuals from a group or organization cannot be persuaded given time and some amount of
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