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    The Middle Class Leads America to a Better Democracy How necessary is a strong middle class to the American Democracy? I believe that the middle class is tremendously important to the American democracy, because without the middle class there would no longer be a stable balance in the U.S. and not only that, but our success driven middle class families are the main reasons for our big corporate and big business. They have a strong mind mentally towards success that we need to become more like. Our

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    A stable and strong middle class is important to any society, but particularly Democratic countries, since the majority of the voter base is made up of the educated middle classes. The fortunes of the middle class are tied to economic policy and the current market system, however effecting a change in economics, and therefore the middle class through policy, is a very complex process, often taking years to be fully realized. It is not simply a question of passing a new policy bill and having a change

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    Killing the Middle Classers! The middle class is sinking into the ocean of non-existence and will eventually disappear at some point in the future! According to the US Census Bureau, the annual income of the average-middle class family has dropped down by 3.9 % over the last two decades “American Middle Class”. The Importance of this class is not limited to the size of the population it occupies; it is about the role that individuals of the class are playing in today`s society. The middle class is the

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    Many americans are not able to become rich or even middle class in this day and age. Many Americans aren't given the opportunity to make money and save to the point of becoming rich or middle class. The American Dream is not achievable due to the racist, classist, and sexist views, perspectives and actions of Americans in society today. The American Dream is not achievable due to racism and segregation that play a heavy influence in living the American dream. Natalie Moore writer of The South Side

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    Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History titled, “The Fifties”, the American middle-class grew rapidly during the 1950’s and by this time 60 percent of Americans were considered “middle-class”. Truman Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, chronicles the murder of a well-to-do middle-class family known as, the Clutter family. Capote uses the Clutter family to represent the rising middle-class in the 1950’s by showing a lifestyle that is comfortable yet modest. The middle-class consists of well-educated

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    it was her time to run for presidency. Throughout Clinton's campaign she announces her beliefs on a variety of Americas problems. Such issues as abortion, taxes, immigration, military spend, and gun control all of which cause much distress to the American people. Clinton has stressed her views concerning abortion, saying “I will defend a woman's right to choose. And will defend Planned Parenthood.” Clinton points out that “the constitutional rights does not apply to the unborn.” However, the mother

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    it is a mess—heck even some Americans will tell you this. But after looking through the candidates, Bernie Sanders is essentially the best choice. Not only does he address challenges in a big way, work to help the working middle class, and make college easy access to almost everyone in America, he will also set some records if he becomes president. According to Walter Pinkman he will break two records by becoming the oldest U.S. President and the first Jewish-American President in U.S. history.

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    The American Dream, many people come to America to obtain it. Some gain it through illegal methods and some of the actual struggle of having nothing and striving for the success and money. The American Dream is just an idea or lifestyle, no one really gains it, they might get the money but won’t be happy. The American Dream is a myth, a lie. People might gain the money and success but will not have the family, love, respect. Something will go wrong in life and make the person unhappy or they

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    The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair, is an American novel based on Lithuanian immigrants, Jurgis Rudkus and his wife Ona, coming into the capitalistic city of Chicago to seek an American Dream. The novel is based upon commercial fiction, literary fiction, and lastly propaganda. Jurgis and his wife planned on living a happy life in Packingtown with a job to support their family, but it did not sound as easy as it seemed for the couple. During the beginning of the novel, Sinclair gives the reader

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    A demographic Transition Model consists of birth rate and death rate, which is two demographic characteristics on historical population trends. Demographic transition models have 4 stages and possibly a stage 5 on occasion. Stage 1 is the High Fluctuating stage, Stage 2 is the Early Expanding, Stage 3 is the Late Expanding and Stage 4 is the Low Fluctuating, and the last stage that is only occasionally used is the Stage 5 the Declining stage. Birth and death rates vary due to the developed and developing

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    Social etiquette,mannerisms, and formalities often define a society or time-period heavily influencing their customs. Social behaviors of such influence nevertheless going to face criticism and saterzation from those who find trivality within them.This concept endures thorough explanation in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, as the triviality of social conflicts relies heavily on the implausible behavior of characters and events to ultimately establish and resolve the ongoing conflict

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    Motivation is a strong internal force that drives one to get what they need. In 1943, an American psychologist named Abraham Maslow developed a theory of hierarchy involving needs that are driven by motivation. Our basic needs from most important to least are physiological needs, safety needs, social needs, and esteem needs. The lower needs cannot not be obtained without first fulfilling our higher needs (D. Jary and J. Jary 2006). The most essential need physiological need, is our drive for

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    huge phenomenon in American society during 1950s. Economy in the United States increase rapidly after the World War II which causing a large expansion of the middle class. During 1950s, the middle class has an increase in purchasing power and the need for more and better goods emerged rapidly. People tend to buy big houses in the new suburbs and buy new time-saving household appliances to achieve a perceived better life. Idea of conformity change become a norm in the middle class society in late 1950s

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    for students. For instance, as a student, I am exposed to several options: what classes I should take, what major I should major in, what professors I should take, etc. This allows me control over my education, so I can avoid being pressured into a class or a major that is not right for me. As a matter of fact, author Virginia N. Gordon found statistical evidence that about 75 percent of students change their major at least once before graduation (Freedman). The ability to explore different paths will

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    In today’s world and society, everything is extremely money-oriented. People have the tendency to put lots of value on tangible objects around them and fail to realize that some of the most important things are not something you can touch. The things that people tend to cherish more are treasures, or, things that carry sentimental value and cannot be sold; these are things such as love, friendship, health, family and more. Other times, people choose to put value on luxury items or things with a big

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    The play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is a play that takes place in Victorian England, it is about a girl who was defined as a flower girl but then passed as a middle class duchess. Pygmalion was based off a greek mythology involving, a Greek man (Pygmalion) who is a sculptor falls in love with his sculpture. Pygmalion prays to the Greek goddess Venus, who later brings his creation to life. Higgins is played as “Pygmalion” because he changes Eliza’s outward Identity like her appearance,manners

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    of affordable housing for the returning veterans which was created mainly due to baby boom. Levitt had experimented on different techniques of mass housing projects even before the war which was not a very much success. But after the war and in the middle of the affordable housing crisis, the assembly line construction method allowed the success of the Levittown concept. A lot of these techniques is believed to have come from William Levitt when he was in the Navy. “The assembly line construction

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    Era had a lot of focus on the social issues of the time. But, at the same time, how the government should be run was a big issue as well. Some restrictions were put on those in society who were able to vote, at the time being predominately white middle class protestant males. Wilson’s New Freedoms Act shaped the current state of regulations for the labor market. The Progressive Era

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    the labor movement, the most obvious of these clashes occurred between women of the middle class, and women of the working class. Working class women “embraced socialism and anarchism” (online article) while the middle class women were content with fixing the current system, rather than embracing new ideas. Another conflict that occurred from this was, that despite all of the outstanding equality that middle class feminists fought for and achieved, especially in the labor movement, they often left

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    happiness and consider him as a hero, and some consider McCandless a fool for his lack preparedness and unjustified choices. So which is he then? Chris dropped everything in his life to go chase a dream in the Alaskan Wild. He lived in an upper middle class family with everyday luxuries, but he never had the best relationship with his father. Chris' father had secretly created and had another whole family with another woman he had cheated on his mother with. Chris wanted nothing to do with his family

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