Resilient American People In The 1800s

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Sociologists have determined, the predominant cause of a revolution in the world is poor economic conditions, where people are not able to get adequate income to take care of their bare necessities to feed themselves and make the ends meet. Hence, many resort to illegal activities, particularly in highly populated areas, where massive competition for jobs exists. As can be concluded, it is inevitable that eventually many of the people who commit illegal acts get caught by law enforcement authorities, and subsequently end up in jail. Accordingly, due to the instability of the economic and political growth, many people feel obligated to move elsewhere, not only to seek employment to support their families, but to find a better and safer environment to live in. This shows how resilient American people truly were. Because, they were determined to survive through abominable events in their community. In the first half of the 20th century, life was arduous for many people living in the United States. Poor economic and political conditions exasperated by insecurity ultimately led to a stronger America, because people learned to compromise and work together. In 1848, Karl Marx, who was a…show more content…
However, in the 1920s, because alcohol was a part of people’s daily lives, people didn’t stop consuming it. Alcohol consumers with no respect for the law simply decided to buy, sell, and drink alcohol illegally. People who sold alcohol made a lucrative business out of it. Al Capone, for example, who was a famous American gangster, earned $60,000,000 annually by selling illegal liquor (Al Capone). Prohibition did not stop people from drinking, and criminals were making the money the sale. People were open minded enough to believe that prohibition was a bad idea, and the better option was to tax the alcohol to help the economy. After prohibition was appealed, the government put its people and resources on other pressing social
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