Social Problems Muckrakers Face

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Muckrakers are American journalists who work to expose social and political problems in society. The ideas of these individuals circulate in newspapers and in magazines, creating a large impact on the public. I have interviewed individuals about problems in today’s society and have visited areas where these problems are best seen. As a muckraker myself, I plan on exposing the truths of these issues so hopefully these problems can be resolved. Beautiful landscapes turn into dusty, fields of dirt. With the growing population there is a growing demand for crops and settlements. Westward expansion assisted the need for this by adding land to this growing country. However the more people moved to the west, the more destruction they brought with them. Trees are being cut down, cattle and sheep are stripping the land of its vegetation, leaving the ground lifeless and dusty. The once green countryside of the west is now dark and eroded. As this country continues to grows, the beautiful environment will continue to shrink. The Putrid Conditions of Slum life. The city slums are cramped, dark and dirty. With around 300,000…show more content…
The gap between the upper class and the lower class is growing; the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. Instead of helping the lower class, the upper class is spending their money on fancy houses and material objects. For example, in the outskirts of cities, the rich business owners are building large mansions to live in. On the other hand, the lower class live in tiny tenements in the heart of the city. Many are unemployed and starving. In addition, between 1865 and 1900 only a small percent of Americans grew wealthy showing that wealth is only being passed through families not gained. However this growing gap between rich and poor has allowed the growth of the middle class. This middle class made up of doctors, lawyers and other will help the will hopefully help lessen the gap between
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