America At The Turn Of The Century

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America At The Turn Of The Century Essay, Research Paper As America approaches the twenty-first century we are faced with many challenges as a country. The United States has a very strong country due to a few things that keep the country standing. The sufficient military has helped many other countries out of wars, the strong economy is the basis of the world?s economy, and the United States has a very advanced technology that has also helped rule the world today. These three things are so strong that there is not much that would bring them down. But in each category there are many small weaknesses that could cause our country to collapse as a whole around the turn of the century. The political scandals have caused us to have a very low voter percentage, and therefore our

democratic government is slowly coming to a halt. The gap between the rich and the poor is disturbing the financial status of the country. There is a big increase in school violence that is scaring many parents in this nation. If this isn?t stopped the free education aspect of our country will not be offered in the future. Therefore, many historians believe that these few weaknesses could make a fairly self sufficient country fall. President Clinton is a perfect example for the political scandals of our country. In January of 1997 it was announced to the country that President Clinton allegedly had an affair with one of the interns at the White House. Over the period of the next few months President Clinton not only denied the whole thing, then made another statement that he

actually did have an affair with the intern Monica Lewinsky. America is the only country that would prosecute this kind of thing. Most of the other countries laughed at us, while no politician was laughing. In fact when all these personal matters about President Clinton came about, he was in the middle of negotiating a peace treaty between Jordan and Israel , and the trails of President Clinton?s impeachment case interrupted the peace treaties, which was a major setback for Israel and Jordan. The scandals that President Clinton presented the country with an issue of trust. The nation should not be expected to trust a president who lies to the country, and neither should the other nations for that matter. If we can?t trust our governmental leaders how will we survive as a country?

Although the personal aspects of the President do not affect the passing of bills and laws it does effect the public aspects of the democratic government that we have now. We have the lowest percentage of voting in the world, and if no one can trust the officials running, then that percentage could get even lower. This could cause our country to have a governmental problem in the future. We could even start electing people that wouldn?t do the correct job and bring the United States into financial and governmental troubles and distraught times. If it ever did come to this the gap between the rich and the poor even larger than it already is. As the stock market rises and technology advances the rich seem to be getting richer and the poor seem to be getting poorer. The country

doesn?t seem to be doing much about this problem. It is almost at the point where we are not going to be able to fix the gap that is there already. All the poor population needs is a chance to get ahead without opportunities taken away from them. Many historians believe that if the poor don?t get this chance by the end of the twentieth century, or even by the end of the twenty-first century there is going to be no chance for them to catch up, or even stop themselves from getting poorer. Some investment bankers believe that there is going to be a steady decline of stocks to a bear market, which would not only effect the rich, but the poor as well. Together as a country we would all get poorer. Therefore it is important for the poor population to gain some wealth. This could cause