Social Problems with America Essay

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Social Problems in America

Many of Americans today do not take the time to realize that our nation is little by little falling apart. Our leaders are corrupt, our environment is being destroyed, and there are thousands of children being born each day. The three major social problems facing the American citizens in the 21st century are births to unmarried woman, being able to trust or government and or leaders, and lastly destroying the environment.

The first major social problem facing America today is the crisis of births to unmarried woman. In "Straight Line to Calamity" George Will writes, "rising illegitimacy is a self-reinforcing trend because of the many mechanisms of the intergenerational transmission of poverty. The
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Because of a mans wealth and social status he used his power to make disorder in his kingdom, which lead to conspiracies. Trusting ones leader is a major part of having a united nation. If many citizens of a nation cannot trust its leader it will lead to revolts by the people. Our leader that used drugs as a young man, cheated on his wife, and is involved with Watergate is a fine example of not being able to trust ones leader. Our President has lied under oath in front of millions and we are supposed to trust him? In our next election please take the time to do a little research on the public figures which you vote for.

Lastly, destroying our environment is another social problem facing Americans in the 21st century. In "The Divine Revolution" Havel writes, "We also know that we've been destroying the environment on which our existence depends and that we are headed for disaster by producing weapons of mass destruction and allowing them to proliferate."(254). Havel sees our world as a time bomb waiting to go off. Our world's


nations have been producing weapons off mass destruction for years. While the cold year was going on many off the top nations in the world were producing bombs. Were any off

these nations thinking of the future? What are we supposed to do with these bombs now? You cannot just set these off anywhere because off the fallout it has not people and the environment. Later in his essay Havel states, "We must develop a new

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