Argumentative Essay On The Justice System

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First and foremost, I want to talk about our justice system. I am really amazed on how our justice system has advanced in the past eighty years. According to the article written by Bruce Horovitz and Yamiche Alcindor for USA Today, the worker today can protest legally for a higher wage when they are earning eight dollars per hour. If we go back to the 1930s when John Steinbeck set his tragic The Grapes of Wrath, it would be a lot different. By reading his magnificent piece of art, you would know that workers at that time in California were in terrible condition. Sometimes they can’t even feed themselves after a whole day of hard work. Their employer treated them like animals because there were hundreds of hungry worker still waiting to get the job. The worker was at such a low social status because they can be replaced so easily. To the capitalist, workers are just working machines. But nowaday, everything changed. After American first minimum wages law was established in 1938 by President Roosevelt and the Congress, the U.S. government announced solemnly to all the workers who were being exploited by their employer that they will earn $0.25 per hour ($3.85 in 2017 dollars, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). With minimum wages, thousands of worker starting to have enough money to their feed themselves and their family. Just like President Roosevelt once said: “No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to
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