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  • The American Middle Class Essay

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    The American Middle Class When we as human beings are born into this world, there are things that we have control over, and other things that we have no say in. We control what we do with our lives, what schools to attend, what activities to be a part of, and who we marry, for example. This seems to be quite fair, and for the most part, we take it for granted. While we do have these kinds of freedoms, there are other aspects of life that we have no control over. One thing that we are born into

  • Woes For The American Middle Class

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    Woes for the American Middle Class Over the past few decades, the “American Dream” vision has been quickly vanishing as a result of the increasing troubles and weakening of the middle class. It has lost the view of being the most successful and wealthy middle class in the world, while the middle classes in other countries are excelling in earning higher middle and lower class incomes. The issue of the declining wealth of the middle class explains a huge problem in the United States’ future prosperity

  • For Most Middle Class Americans, The Dream Of A Stable,

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    For most middle class Americans, the dream of a stable, well-paying job is a fiction of a past long-departed. With the arrival of the modern system of flexible labor, working class America has waved goodbye to the economic prosperity championed by its forefathers—and begrudgingly welcomed an economy marked by stagnant income levels, dismal prospects of upward mobility, and a lowered seat at the workplace bargaining table. But as many prepare to bury the American Dream as a relic of days past, there

  • Colonial Middle Class American Life Essay

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    Middle Class Americans American middle class life was greatly influenced throughout 1870-1917. There were many profound changes, however the American industrialization and urbanization were the most rapid and unquestionably the most important. The industrialist brought forth household names that are still around today such as Swift, Armour, Westinghouse, Pillsbury, Pullman, Rocketfeller, Carnegie, and Duke. Due to the rapid movement of industrialization, so began a movement of urbanization. Between

  • Essay about The Extinction of the American Middle Class

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    extinction. We are talking of course about the American middle class. In 1971 the American middle class population was 36% higher than the population of the lower class. However, today the middle class population is now only 22% higher than the lower class (McDill). This is only a 14% drop spread over 44 years. The major issue here is that while the middle class shrinks, the upper and lower classes are growing. Financial experts believe that soon the middle class will become nonexistent and America will

  • Rhetorical Strategies Of Richard Reeves 's ' The Dangerous Separation Of The American Upper Middle Class '

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    the American Upper Middle Class" Publisher, Richard V. Reeves, in his online article, "The Dangerous Separation of the American Upper Middle Class," shares how income, education, and political power has caused a split in the upper middle class. Reeves 's purpose is to convey the idea that the upper middle class has shifted from being a sociological curiosity to an economic and political problem. Reeves outlines how the upper middle class that was once considered an accessible hope or American dream

  • An Introduction To The American Development Of The Middle Class?

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    The 1980s were a decade of affluence for the middle class, who had been accustomed to the economic depression and stagflation of the 1970s, which were racked by oil shortages and high inflation. The Middle Class was able to acquire and experience new forms of wealth that was impossible to attain in the previous decades due to technological and economic restrictions. Although wages did not experience significant growth for the average American, their purchasing power, and the items to which they

  • American Cinema And Its Effect On The Middle Class

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    possible great success. These pioneer movie theaters had an affordable entry fee that expanded movie viewing to the middle class, not only increasing the popularity of motion pictures but also simultaneously increasing the demand of their production (Dirks). With nickelodeons golden age beginning in 1905 and lasting for about nine years they vastly modified the landscape of the American cinema by not

  • The American Dream : A Cornerstone Of Middle Class Life

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    Inextricably bound to the premise of the American Dream is the ability to own one’s land—an aspiration that has withstood the test of time and is widely understood as a cornerstone of middle-class life. Despite the threatening economic climate of recent years, homeownership continues to permeate the national dialogue from policy to pop culture. In August, President Obama spoke of its symbolic importance: “A home is the ultimate evidence that here in America, hard work pays off, that responsibility

  • Black Americans From Working Or Middle Class Background

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    Similarly, in another research conducted by Nteta suggests that Black Americans from working or middle class background are most in support of anti-immigration policies (2013, pg.153). The research is quantitative and attempts to answer what motivates working class Black Americans to support anti-immigration policies through data collected by surveys. This data suggests that working class and middle class Black Americans are against immigration because they will have to compete with them in the job