Examples Of Injustice In The Gilded Age

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American Injustice The United States of America, much like every developed nation before and after it, left a trail of injustice and oppression behind it as it became what it is known as now. However, the United States approached their issues differently: America rebelled against their mother country, England. They were the first nation to do such a thing; the first nation to cut all support from their mother country and end the cycle of abuse that England had set for their American brothers. White American men became powerful through a simple process, education. Education gave them the tools and skills necessary to fight England and thrive as a nation. Soon after the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, white American men began to subjugate those they felt they were superior to. Because of this, the American economy relied on slavery - while…show more content…
Political machines, labor injustices, and unethical business actions ravaged the government. These actions of society created the upper and lower class. By the late 19th century, the economic difference between these classes was immense. Which is why in the Gilded Age, 70 percent of children age 5 to 18 were actively going to school. Historically oppressed Americans, the poor, female, and nonwhite, began to understand the impact education should have on their lives (The Gilded Age). Education freed the slaves, created a middle class, and decreased corruption in the federal government at the end of the 19th century. However, this new power created new challenges, because earlier forms government targeted those that are not rich or white in new, more covert ways. The cycle of poverty created for these individuals has made them targets to the judicial system now, that only a few are able to get out of with the help of
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