From unemployment and homelessness to the horror of living life just to attempt to meet basic survival needs, the Depression marks the worst economic times in the history of the United States. The farming culture of America was decimated, but out of these hardships emerged some positive effects. The government helped create a welfare state that took an intense interest in the well-beings of its citizens and passed the Social Security Act. Another positive effect surfacing from the Great Depression was the more equal spreading of economic wealth.. There was also a smaller gap between the wealth of all social classes.
Even though (A) and (B) present Napoleon’s regime in a rather cynical light, neither claim he solely introduced a “Police State”. (C) further disagrees with the claim that Napoleon introduced this form of governing, instead arguing that it was a development from the Directory. This is significant as it clearly highlights that Napoleon could not possibly introduce a “Police State” as a more restrictive regime was already in place and so comparatively, Napoleonic France placed less control on the population. The biggest debate between the sources is what to label Napoleon’s form of governance. (A) and (B) support the title of “Police State”.
Compare and Contrast on Poverty in America Lars Eighner and Barbara Ehrenreich, both authors of autobiographies account their personal experiences with poverty in America nearly a decade apart. In America many people working minimum wage jobs have difficulty with making ends meet. In Eighner’s experience he chose not to have a job, resulting in living off stranger’s trash. Ehrenreich was doing an experiment to see what life would be like to work a low paying job. While Eighner and Ehrenreich are both well educated, their experiences with poverty, finding food and where they live are vastly different.
He claims that there is not much of the American dream left and that “we’ve become a hapless, can’t-do society, and it’s frankly, embarrassing” (Herbert, 566). He blames the poor policies, decline of the educational system, and the costly wars we cannot afford for our country’s loss of the idolized perception we have of the American dream. He defines the American dream as jobs provided for all who want to work and provide salaries large enough to allow employees to have a decent standard of living. Herbert urges the idea that raising taxes will help the issue of inequality amongst Americas classes and will help us pay for the wars overseas. Robert H. Frank, author of “Income Inequality: Too Big to Ignore”, supports Herbert’s beliefs.
High birth rates and heavy immigration bespoke easily available land, widely distributed among the farming population. The colonists' dispersion and ethnic diversity helped produce the fragmentation and political instability that became pronounced as populations spread westward after the French and Indian War (known in Britain as the Seven Years' War). The easy availability of land weakened American elites; lacking the ability to live off rents, gentlemen also lacked a secure economic and political base. The southern colonies had stable aristocracies, based on slave ownership; but even the greatest planters lived in fear of slave rebellions. Nor did colonial institutions create stability: governments were small, poor, unbureaucratized, and lacked permanent constabularies; neither a unified market economy nor a
McCain struck home with the average American citizen’s dependence on oil in their everyday lives. This especially appeals to the lower class, which strays away from the majority of his audience, wealthy Caucasians and elderly people. The reason for this is because he was giving his speech in a recently devastated area, causing the majority of people in a lower economic bracket. To reiterate upon, John McCain supported his claims and evidence through the use of appeal to emotion, character, and needs. He took opposition to Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate, and the beliefs that he and his party stood for.
The laws enlisted upon Athens were Draco’s laws, which pitted the wealthy against the poor and started this entire divide between social classes. Following Draco’s laws, the poor citizens had to mortgage parts of their lands to wealthier citizens in exchange for food and seeds for plants. This resolved in many poor citizens enslaving themselves to clear their debts (3). While, Solon’s laws were not as severe and also covered most aspects of society, including: marriage, economy, crime, punishment and politics. Although, Solon’s laws did not establish a democracy, they were a crucial step towards Athenian democracy.
This was a harsh world to live in, similar to the conditions in Africa that nowadays lead to charity appeals. Social structures varied across Europe, but in general this was not a democratic era, and the divide between the wealthy few and the poor majority was immense. There were numerous peasant revolts, but in general the wealthy stayed in power because they were the militarised elite. Under the Roman Empire, Western Europe had been dominated by cities, but they fell into ruin after 475. Urbanisation does not really restart until the beginning of the Second Millennium.
Imperialist actions can affect the entire world; there has been very few positive effects but large number of negative effects. Overall, Imperialism is an atrocious action a country can execute. First, Imperialism was one of the reasons World War one was started. During the early 1900’s Africa was a
But it also had its downsides: it spread its benefits unevenly; depersonalized commercial transactions, created difficult economic relationships that destabilized the economy; depended on an enormous wage labor force, made up of tens of thousands of workers men, women, and children by the 1840s, when such labor was generally seen as a temporary evil at best and seemed to carry disease and moral vice to the nation's rural, supposedly "purer" interior. On balance, though, the canal's success represented the virtues of "free labor," and thus it contributed to some northerners' sense of cultural superiority over southern slave