One of the reasons why people looked down on them was because they sold things that other people made, taking credit and money with dishonesty. Even though they were not popular with the others and were in the lowest social class, they were wealthy and therefore, were considered as one of the most benefiting classes of feudal Japan. Europe’s peasants were the same as Japanese’s peasants, they had the lowest social rank in the Middle Ages were the peasants. The peasant class included Freemen, who had some rights and land, serfs, who had no rights, and slaves, who were bought and sold. Were required to provide food to the superior classes in the society and hence they engaged themselves majorly in agriculture.
The commoners worked really hard to pay their taxes on time and to feed their families. The nobles enriched themselves through hard work and taxes of the commoners, which made the feudal system. It wasn’t common for the commoners to move from the Third Estate to the Second Estate, even if they had just as money as the nobles. One of the only ways they could move up in class was through marriage or buying their
They were workers that struggled to live with the low wages in which they earned by working at factories. 95% of the population of that time were grouped into this class. Working class people lived in very poor standards were diseases spread easily due to the unsanitary conditions. The people in this lower class lived in houses with many other families; they usually only had one room to themselves or their family. Due to not having the right facilities or not enough money to buy these facilities themselves, their clothes were often dirty, soiled and they reeked of sewerage and unwashed bodies.
Social Group: Fathers During this time period, fathers were the “breadwinners” and expected to work and provide for their families. However, black fathers in the 1950’s particular had to work long hours because the only jobs available to them were often low paying. This directly correlates with African-American’s low place on the social ladder during this pre-Civil Rights era. It was also extremely difficult for African-American women to find work during this time, placing the financial buren solely on the father. They took great pride in their earnings, and sometimes abused their power as head of the household.
Gatsby, at the beginning of The Great Gatsby, had told Nick about how successful he, and his family were, that he grew up with money, and that his family was also dead. That did not end up being the case as we later find out in the story. Gatsby had grown up very poor, unlike Dexter. Dexter did not lie about how he grew up. His family was in the middle class ranking because his father owned the second best grocery in the town.
Masters provided cheap clothing and shoes for their slaves. The food that slaves received was very poor. As a result, slaves were small for their ages, and usually were victims of different diseases. This contributed to a high mortality and a short average life. Many slaves were able to cultivate their own gardens, but only if they were allowed by their master.
The Aztec emperor didn’t rule every city state. Local governments remained but they were required to pay varying amounts to the city of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopa. This empire is called a hegemonic or informal empire (Moreno-Aguilar, 2013). The Aztecs ruled through a local government, this ensured the locals would keep the people happy. This system worked very well for the people, but the empire would eventually be
In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Poroy). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. These jobs look appealing because most of them don’t require an education and hire almost immediately (Schwartz). This provides the illegal immigrant money to either send to family back in their country or to use to create a life
The bourgeoisie consisting of bankers, doctors, lawyers, merchants, factory owners and skilled artisans. Though some of them reached or even surpassed the wealth of nobles, they still had to pay costly taxes, unlike them. The bourgeoisie was often well educated and read, and many within it were strong proponents of the ideals of the Enlightenment: liberty and equality. As such they were dissatisfied with the privileges afforded to the aristocracy, feeling that they were entitled to the same rights. 2.
As a result, a number of social problems were associated with the working class. It has been suggested that the working class often involved themselves with crime, prostitution and drunkenness. Gambling was also popular amongst low-income earners, as it seemingly provided them with the opportunity to win a large amount of money in a very short time and required very little effort. They were known to spend much of their income on illegal