The United States Of America Essay

818 Words Dec 17th, 2015 4 Pages
The United States of America: 1950’s vs. 2010’s Sixty years ago people never would have thought America would be where it is today. These changes that have occurred, both positive and negative, have shaped America into what it is. The U.S.A. may now have a universal education system, where every student is tested, and rely heavily on international trade, but this does not mean it has lost what makes it great. This country continues to dominate in sports and citizens strive to be the next Steve Jobs. Change is often necessary, but very difficult to accept. The United States has changed dramatically since the 1950’s, but there are still some qualities of America that have remained the same. In the 1950’s, the United States education system consisted of children going to school until they were in their teens, then dropping out and heading to work full time. A high school diploma was all but common, only 34 percent of the population 25 and older had completed high school (Education). As time has progressed, graduation rates have risen and students have stayed in school longer to finish their education. In 2012, 80 percent of students received their high school diploma, this was an all time high for the States (Layton). Education is a vital part of American society and they are continuously trying to better the system. During 1954 and 2010, the American education systems made revisions to what its priorities were. In 1954, the famous Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka was…

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