As commonly said, that life is a constant change. History is significant for any changes in the society. People in the past experienced different things, and today, people looked back in the past to see things in a new or different perspective.
Personally, I would say that one of the things in the American society changed in the course of time was the means of communication. When I was young, the means of communication was not as excellent as today. I remember when I used to send letters to my brother that took days for him to receive the letters. As compared today, it is just a matter of seconds, through the latest technology in communication like Skype I can talk to him anytime easily.
However, I believed that this technology or the means of communication has disadvantages. One of the disadvantages is the least effort to visit families to their place. Some people only rely on cellular phones, emails, Skype, and other means of communication. There is nothing to compare than to hug your family and see them in person. In addition, one of the pressing problem Americans facing today in terms of economic downturns is unemployment. I see it as a sickness that needs constant attention; every citizen needs a job to sustain and live in every change in all aspects of life.
When it comes to addressing problem in unemployment, for more than 100 years, in the United States, the trade union movement touched only the high spots of activities .
The people of America united in the struggle to achieve the objectives that accumulated for years. American people described a stabilized force in the national economy level and the society. The labor movement served as a force for the progress of America. The American labor played a vital role in the elevation of the standards of living in America. The labor movement reached out to different groups in the society to strive its share of rewards and opportunities. The unions of America functioned in an economy and in the technology from the past to present.
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