Socially, “The Jungle” was created to explore “unhealthy conditions, and general absence of meaningful safety standards in the workplace”. This book caused society to “think about the nature of the system that was making such conditions necessary”. Conditions such as the ones presented in Sinclair’s book appalled the readers. Economically, Sinclair wrote “The Jungle” after she decided to investigate immigrant workers in the workplace. The book led to the “loss of the European market caused by their smaller competitors”.
They lack access to clean water for drinking, garbage and sewage system. Most of the people who live in the slums became the victim of crime and diseases. Urbanization and industrialized caused more crime and the spreading of disease because of overcrowding and housing shortages. As a result, it causes poverty and unemployment for immigrants who settled down in New York. Most of the immigrant work in a sweatshop that is done in the tenement that serves as garment factories.
The owners forced them to live in isolated communities near workshops and forced them to buy goods with high interests. The cities were poorly constructed and crowded with people and residents. The work was also dangerous with not much supervising by the government.Workers, on the other hand, had little or even no bargaining power to leave the unsafe conditions. Nowadays, When Americans only pay attention when extreme work strike, levels of abuse are the norm hidden in the factories around the globe. Although the condition seems much improved, consumers don’t know the true fact- “Today, American citizens simply cannot know the working conditions of the factories that make the products they buy.
In cities, this smaller population was not only due to the death but also due to people fleeing cities to the rural areas where they may escape death. Less people and the economical problems led to tension between social classes. Many nobles believed that their high position in society was by threatened by the ways the economy was changing and the lower standard of living it created. The tension between classes created many problems and angered many
There are a vast amount of negative effects that are caused by the political machine in both history and today's modern society. One problem that is present throught both history and now is corruption. As shown with Boss Tweed in the 1800s and most politcs today, politicians can use the political machine for their own financial wants and needs. As an example, Boss Tweed used the political machine to create fake leases and vouchers to increase his wealth, which, as a result, financially drained New York City. Another problem is that political machines will often be negative for canidates not involved in the machines.
The negative effects of the rebellion are that the people that were a part of the uprising faced unemployment, and damage was done to both public and private property that needed to be paid for and fixed. These effects make people wonder if everything was worth it. But those are the effects of protest-like
Gentrification is a fast growing process in most cities today. Displacement through gentrification has many side effects for low-income families. Gentrification is a major problem; it is the displacement of people of lower socioeconomic status and replacing them with people of higher economic status, raising the property rates on these gentrified properties so that the lower classes can no longer afford to live there and further creating social inequality among the citizens of our community. We take broken parts of town and convert them into lavish attractions for visitors and natives. These so-called broken parts of town have residents who can no longer afford to live in these parts.
As the standard of living gets harder and harder to maintain; people find that it’s also harder to maintain their homes. Becoming homeless is increasing as standards of living create problems as people cannot live with runty wages.Under the bright lights on major cities are the dredges of those crushed under the wheel-- the refuse that we call homeless. Some are led by addiction, or financial problems or domestic violence--all ranging from different ages and backgrounds, even military ones. Homelessness causes problems for everyone, and businesses are caught in between. Businesses ruminate on the problems the homeless cause, even in small cities business as they see more in their smaller populace.For instance,K-mart located in
Social fragmentation is very much present in today’s society and can lead to massive cultural and societal erosion. According to Booker (2012), “The world you see outside of you is a reflection of what you have inside of you.”The lack of equity within the nation, civil societies, communities, institutions, schools and even the household is seriously increasing social fragmentation. With social cohesion declining, this will increase the rates of social exclusion. Resulting in the less fortunate not benefiting from new opportunities created within the economy; thus leading to increased corruption, crime and lawlessness. In most cases the poor looses trust within the systems of the country whether economic, social or educational, they may even
Political corruption combined with enormous numbers of emigrants added to the filth problem of the city because the political was taking advertences of the emigrant’s making them share one small apartment which would also be their living and work space so a lot of the times there were two families in one small apartment and one of their rooms would become a sweatshop were they would make clothes and things in so it was making it hard to live in with some many people and the political only cared about money instead of the families like it should of be about .also having the emigrants coming over all the time was adding to the filth because they were being they pets over and letting them stay in the apartment and also they were being things like