In 1877 the United States began to build a railroad that was going to go from coast to coast. A lot of human labor was needed in order to achieve this goal, many workers began to work for the government since the government was the one funding this project. Many workers at this period of time began to complain about their conditions of life and labor. Government paid them not a fair wage, and obligated them to work more than 10 hours per day. Too many workers were injured with the new machinery because a lot of them did not have the proper training to operate those type of equipments.
Many polish immigrants, emigrated from Poland to America during the late 19th century around 1885. They left in search of a new life, thinking that America was a mythical paradise, a land of opportunity, equality, and wealth. During the 19th century, Poland’s economic and social systems changed; the once rural, agricultural society changed to an extremely large increase in population, expansion of commercial agriculture, and the growth of transportation, and industry in the cities. To get to America, “Poles” as they were called, had to sell off their homes, livestock and personal items for money. Anything that was not sold was usually left behind in Poland.
With these improvements comes the fact that our prisons are too small for the amount of people that are being put in jail, this includes county, state, as well as federal. We can also blame our overpopulation on the fact that crime rates fluctuate such as what we are seeing in our country now. With a bad economy comes more crime, people get desperate in times of need and will do whatever it takes to put food on the table or pay the bills to have a roof over their heads. Another negative aspect of overpopulating our prison system is the fact that the tax payer gets stuck with the larger bills to house these inmates. Overcrowding of our prisons is a bad situation that will continue to get worse unless our government figures out a solution.
Even in recession time the opportunity to find job for immigrants ten times bigger than Immigrants original country. Like unemployment rate in the United States for may 2012 is 8.2% but in Iraq is 25% (BBCnews.com), and that’s mean its almost impossible to find new job in Iraq because there are plenty of people for Job in this period of time. But immigrants who don't speak English have a hard time doing many of them. Instead, they have to take jobs that don't pay as much money. This makes it very difficult for them to afford many of the things in this country that they hoped to
Trading and marketing flourished, while small enterprises became large ones. Overall, things were getting bigger and better, and since they were improving, there came a population boom that lasted into the 1600s. Then, disasters struck. Famines, droughts, epidemics, and other disasters led to a period of a dramatic decline (‘black economy’) in population and commerce and industry. At the same time, their government was expanding rapidly, leading to more drain on the economy and expansions people couldn’t pay.
Everyone needs a home. Rich or poor; all people are included. This is a problem that occurs in many places of the world because housing costs a great deal of money, especially in the San Francisco area. Poor people can barely afford food and clothing so that makes it even more difficult to find affordable housing. As a result, some live in unsafe and unsanitary conditions that are badly in need of repair.
Roads and railway were inadequate to meet the demands. Transport and housing were also inadequate to cope with the number of town dwellers. Under the NEP there had been unemployment, a shortage of labour. Many of the new workers were in experienced peasants. Wages rose how ever there were too few goods on which to spend money.
This increase was partly due to an influx of immigrants. 2 Immigration increased the U.S. population and it also created a new source of laborers. In addition to social changes, there were dramatic changes in the labor movement which happened between the years 1877 and the 1920s. With the end of the Civil War, industries began booming and the railroad industry especially increased: in fact, the railroad industry was the second largest industry in the United States and agriculture was the first largest. The year 1877 is famous for the Great Upheaval which is also known as the Great Railroad Strike of 1877.
The Industrial Revolution caused urbanization to develop abruptly. The growing industrialized cities drew the poor for employment, but did not have the means to support the mass surge in population. Inhabitants were faced with water, sewage, and garbage disposal problems leaving unsanitary living conditions amongst themselves. Housing was dangerous due to poor construction, dark rooms, and hazardous conditions. Often family’s cohabitated in one room.
This current population growth trend began with the initiation of the Immigration Act of 1965 from the massive immigration of both legal and illegal immigrants entering the United States over the past forty years. Accounting for nearly 4.5% of the world's population, America is the third largest, fastest growing, consisting of infinitely more diverse cultures than any other country throughout the world (Heisler & Shrestha, 2011). The constant human quest for economic opportunities in recent decades has increased the flow of economic refugees to the United States putting an enormous strain on America's public institutions and social services. Furthermore, the political turmoil in existence globally increases the flow of political refugees seeking asylum and sanctuary. Refugees from the Vietnam (Military Action) War, my family and I have first-hand experience of the discriminations and prejudices held by Americans toward foreigners when we first immigrated to the United States in 1975 following the fall of Saigon.