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Rutgers American Social Classes & Education System Questions Discussion

Rutgers American Social Classes & Education System Questions Discussion

Question Description

I need support with this Social Science question so I can learn better.

  1. What classes exist in the United States? (Think about the class pyramid I drew). What are class markers (give some examples) and how do they relate to the American class system. Is American class mobility a myth, or reality?
  1. Using the information in American Civilization, as well as the film Sicko, discuss why Americans do not receive adequate healthcare. In your essay, include social, economic, and political factors, and why other nations, such as England, France, and Canada, may serve as good models for universal healthcare.
  1. Diane Ravitch believes that education can benefit American society in six important ways. It can reduce social inequality; improve the economy and economic opportunities for individuals; spread the capacity for personal fulfillment; civilize and uplift the nation’s cultural life; raise the level of and participation in its political life; and lessen alienation, distrust, and prejudice by increasing contact among racial and socio-economic groups. In this essay, discuss whether or not the American educational system has accomplished these six goals. Be as specific as possible.

Using the information in American Civilization, as well as the film Jesus Camp, discuss how Evangelical Protestantism, which is the fastest growing type of Christianity in the world, has impacted the social and political landscape of the United States. In your essay, include the religious beliefs of Evangelicals, how they have shaped American politics and society, and concepts such as the Bible Belt, Darwinism vs. Creationism, WWJD, Christian rock, talk radio, homeschooling, and megachurches.