American Society In The Early Twentieth Century

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Throughout the early twentieth century shined the American dream, the idea that everybody had the opportunity to be successful in their lives, regardless of their financial backgrounds. People fell in love with the idea, because it gave them high hopes, and it was very relevant at the time. However, in the last century, many things have changed. Not just anybody can become prosperous in the United States today. Because of changes in the country 's society as well as its financial situation, the American dream is no longer relevant in America. There are several aspects of our society that have changed since the early twentieth century, including education, healthcare, and parenthood. In society today, people need a lot of money to get a college education, and according to Richard Eskow in an online article, "education... is 'the great equalizer... the facilitator of the American dream. '" So, without a proper education, the American dream is difficult to pursue. Eskow also reports that household healthcare costs have increased by 73%, while the median …show more content…
It simply is not as plausible anymore. The signs are all around the country. People are finding it harder and harder to raise a family. Education is becoming increasingly expensive. Pessimism about the economy and society is becoming more and more common among people. Even presidential candidates are admitting that the nation has been doing poorly. NBC reporter Allison Kopicki notes that "Donald Trump 's slogan 'Making America Great Again ' is definitely resonating with those who are more pessimistic" (Kopicki). In the midst of all the negative outlook for society and the economy, all the financial troubles faced by Americans, and the overall pessimism about the country by the people, it is obvious that the American dream is no longer

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