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    who had helped the new enlightened state emerge. In John Gasts’ American Progress, it shows a woman flying from east to west bringing the enlightenment with her, having the advancements follow. With a torch in her hands, it is illuminating the skies, bringing light wherever she goes. She carries the book of knowledge to educate civilians along with the telegraph line to bring new technologies…

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    The education system has been a burden to many middle-class Americans. According to Robert Putnam, professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School says students worry about their family’s income rather than focus his or her education and smart poor kids have a low chance to graduate from college than a rich dumb kid because of the lack of resource available to them. Especially, finding jobs can be complicated when many middle-class jobs “favor the more educated” for qualifications. To those…

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    Is the American Dream Still Alive? The American Dream As We Know It Throughout history, America has always been a home to immigrants around the world. From white colonists dating back to the 15th century, to numerous amount of other ethnic groups that arrived in later years, each one of them all had one common goal. The intention was to search for a better life and achieve the American Dream in the Land of Opportunities by escaping the horrors of poverty, famine, communism, and war. The…

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    nearly half of the world’s wealth. In a society where the rich politicians make the laws and ultimately control the lives of the average citizen, there is no wonder that there are ways they can avoid paying their share in taxes. This cannot be tolerated; everyone must pay their dues to the governments under which they live, whether they are public service employees or not. In the words of Thomas Paine, “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an…

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    However, that is not the case, because since the current recession the middle class are the ones that have been hit the hardest (Hutchison, 2011). They receive no financial aid since it seems like they can afford college according to the government. The financial aid formulas used to decide who gets grants and who does not does not include other financial obligations that families have (Hutchison, 2011). The lack of government- sponsored financial Aids is an all too common occurrence in our…

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    As years go by the American dream gets a different type of meaning. Some would say the american dream in the 50’s is different from the 70’s, 80’s and so on. As the nation grows so does our dreams. Our dreams are growing to the point where we can dream of endless possibilities. What is the American Dream? To me the American dream is to be better than my father ever was. The american dream is to be able to provide for my family and to give them a much better life than you ever got. When I am…

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    Care Act provides Americans with affordable and quality health insurance. To make health care more affordable in the United States, the legislation includes new benefits, rights and protections, rules for insurance companies, taxes, tax breaks, and funding (Affordable Care Act Summary). I believe that the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare, is beneficial for Americans of the middle class. With the Republic party looking to repeal the ACA in 2017, one can realize the benefits the…

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    Five people were interviewed for this experiment; the interviewees are all college students enrolled in undergraduate programs in New York State. Chad is a white, eighteen year old first-year college student. He self-identifies as gay and considers himself to be middle class. Tatianna is a Native American, nineteen year old second-year college student. She self-identifies as a lesbian but has not come out to her family or the public and considers herself to be lower-middle class. Alyssa is a…

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    With the new generation of millennials coming into adulthood, social attitudes are changing and the dynamics between relationships and families are no longer primarily traditional. To explore these new social attitudes, especially in regards to race, gender, and class, the present study conducted interviews about the subjects’ personal beliefs and values. The interviewees were asked questions about work opportunities for those of race, gender, and class minorities, different work/family…

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    L.M. Montgomery Middle School is located in the Blithe county district. This district has been ranked at 92nd out of 182 districts in the state of Georgia, according to SchoolDigger.com. L.M. Montgomery is in the process of becoming a Title 1 school, as about 63% of the students in attendance receive free or reduced lunch. This school is also in the final stages of a renovation, which began during the second half of the previous school year. As a result, the students and teachers are enjoying a…

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