In the late 1800’s, J.P Morgan, John Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie had a negative impact on society because they were Robber Barons. They treated their workers very poorly in a way that should not have happened. J.P Morgan forced his workers to labor under harsh conditions for long hours and low pay. This is coming from a guy who has made millions of dollars and who has started a 60 million dollar business. Knowing how much money he has and how very little he pays his workers shows how ruthless he is as a business owner.
The controllers of all of these are corrupted politicians who look to bring in as much money as they can without caring about what they are doing to the economy. By having this power over the banks they lead to the destruction of the economy. This book shows the loopholes that the rich businessmen were able to get through in the property market and getting out of taxes. In the end, it shows the economy boom and the consequences that come with it with the Recession (Kilroy,
The greatest political problem in the Gilded Age was the simple fact that so much of the politics and presidents were all corrupt in some way there is no politics at all if it's all corrupt. The government wasn’t certain on what they were doing. Then when the social Darwinism came along and they weren’t helping anybody. The rich were also giving money to people to form law and other things more in their favor that would be making them more rich than they already are. The presidents that were in office were also corrupt, when Grant was president, he had a few scandals while in office Credit Mobilier Scandal, Whiskey Ring Scandal, and the Trading Post Scandal.
Mae supports her husband because it is at that time the only profession he can do that keeps a roof over their head. Just like every other American at that time James has a tremendous life changing experience. The economy is worse than it has ever been before. Everyone is going through one of the worst economic crashes in the history of america. This time is American History is known as the Great Depression.
Also all of the secondary business went down too, so nobody bought anything so all the workers were unemployed. Afterwards the businesses which relied on others, for example cars rely on tyres so if the tyre business went down then the car business would have to go down. This happened all over America and had a huge knock-off effect on the farmers as they need a lot of farmers to grow crops. This was all because of a financial disaster, and all of the countries around the world were involved and lasted for a decade. This links to the novel because Lennie and George signify a s being from the depression and looking for jobs.
This novel shows the lack of social skills in newly made millionaires such as Gatsby that cannot even pick up on an invitation to lunch. This book was enjoyable to read because it set in when America was becoming an economic superpower and it was relatable in some ways. Jay Gatsby was someone that went from rags to riches which happens more often in the 21st century. Gatsby was a pioneer of coming from poverty into millions of dollars. This shows the American Dream as advertised.
Why you got the white mens driving and the colored lifting?” (Wilson) rHe is not allowed to drive the truck, as that job is reserved for the white man. Walter also is a chauffeur for a rich white man, a fact he laments throughout Fences. Both men, like so many other black men in their time, have no formal education and are relegated to serving the white man, even a century after overt slavery ended. For them, their lives are not fully in their control. In both plays, they find they can only ever improve their circumstances through hardship: in Fences, Troy was able to purchase a home because of his brother’s injury and permanent disability from the war.
Scott Fitzgerald, Nick Carraway is the satirical voice of the proletariat, a true American. Because Nick embodies the middle class man and mocks the materialistic ideals of the company he keeps, he speaks for the voiceless in the 1920’s. People who did not buy things they couldn’t afford, worked a blue-collar job and lacked upper class ranking, also lacked the option of an opinion or say in societal matters. Nick Carraway laughed at the extravagant ways of the rich bourgeoisie, insisting upon the audience’s conformity to the ideal that the lifestyle was preposterous. Simply put, Nick mocked the rich and within the laughter there remained the muted ideals of the middle class.
He 's sick of his life, has been for a while now. People say that money can 't buy happiness, but those people usually have enough of it to pay the bills and buy food for their table. Tommy Joe has none, and he 's living on the good will of his friends. A struggling musician. Well, nobody told him that without education he 'd be totally useless at the job market, and that without a proper job he couldn 't even go to Mexico with Mia and Mike for a vacation.
The year is 1922. “The stock market boomed, the rich spent money on fabulous parties and expensive acquisitions...and profits were made, both legally and illegally” (Fitzgerald 's Opulent Synthesis). In the 1920’s, and even today, there is often a direct link between an individual’s morality and their social class. Those in the upper classes are seen as immoral because of the dishonest ways in which they have made their money, and as a result often play into the stereotype by acting on their desires without thinking of the moral repercussions. In sharp contrast, those in the lower classes have been brought up to know the value of hard work, and as a result hold their moral values to a higher standard than those in the upper classes.