There are many reasons for the fall of Rome but they those reasons are intertwine with two main categories: economy and war. The Roman economy got so severe that they had to tax citizens and raise prices. Working Roman citizens could not quit their jobs out of fear of going into jail only to be released by death (doc 3.) Romans feared for their life and tried to raise a family on the little bit of money left over after being taxed. This shows that roman government is unscrupulous and cared so little about their working citizens.
Who is right? In the larger picture, events occurring during this time period involving banks and corporations are primitive examples of the widespread greedy capitalism infused in our modern society. One cannot think of the tenants of these farms without feeling some sort of pity or sympathy, because they had no concept of banks or land ownership. To them, land was theirs if they lived, struggled, and eventually died on it; not just because of a flimsy sheet of paper in hand. "My pa come here fifty years ago.
Overall, great societies fall because of internal problems such as, unemployment which leaves people begging for money, political corruption that has government officials constantly fighting, and fast expansion making it very difficult for soldiers to be at all of the borders protecting the whole empire. One of the main reasons great societies fall is because of unemployment. Wealthier people owned farms and had slaves work, making their goods cheaper. However, farmers who had freed men that they had to pay could not sell their goods for very cheap, because they needed the money to pay the workers with. Eventually, the farmers couldn’t keep up with the cheap goods and eventually lost their farms leaving them unemployed and the freed men working for them.
I. L. M. Ida Moore writes one such document under the title “Bill Branch's Works Progress Administration Life History.” This document reviles how people were feeling desperate and helpless. The main informant in this document is Bill Branch who lost his job because of the economic depression. Expressing his desperation and disappointment in the relief programs government put in place he said, “They Don’t seem to be anyone around here to take any interest to us,….We just live here some of us half starving and the folks outside don’t seem to care” (Moore,1983). This was story of most households at the time. People wondered around without jobs and solely dependent on insufficient assistance from the government.
These businesses and corporations found ways to manipulate the government ridding of competition for farmers. Farmers feared for their production and consumer production. With the lack of competition and prices of their products through the roof, consumer will not be able to purchase items and farmers will not make a profit from what th... ... middle of paper ... ...ng silver coins to benefit from their unpaid debts. This idea was called Bimetallism(Doc A) The money supply was vacillating as the population would increase(Doc C). Higher powers such as Presidents, would only help those who would keep them as Presidents, this idea drowns in political corruption and patronage.
Many of the colonists didn't have the money to feed the soldiers, so it caused them to go into debt, which affected the financial side of the communities because the people were becoming so poor. After the Quartering Act, the British brought on the Stamp Tax. This was the first direct tax on the colonists, and it got them all riled up. A group known as the Sons of Liberty was formed and they led a boycott against the British taxing claiming that there should be "no taxation without representation". The tax changed the economics of the colonies, causing them to lose money rapidly, but the boycott came back in retaliation against the British.
This was a long-term cause because there was inequality between the rich and the poor from the start and the poor were already in depression long before the crash. This also happened because the government did not tax the rich much this meant that there were no rules to help the poor i.e. the farmers until 1919 they were fairly prosperous but during the 1920s boom they faced ruin. They were overproducing as they had all this new machinery allow them to produce a lot more but all this extra food went to waste as supply was exceeding demand. As result of these surplus goods the farmers had to drop food prices to sell it and this meant income was getting lower and lower.
In that situation the family has nobody to provide them with the basic needs of life. The children have no money to go to school and that alone increases the rate of poverty as it is known to everybody that if u is uneducated, you have no good chances of getting a well paying job that will sustain you for the rest of your life. In those situations people turn to crime. They believe that it is the only way that will get food on their table, clothes on their back and roofs over their heads. They also believe that the poor must get their needs from the rich, in that way they target the rich people.
They left them in the dark and now because of that bad decision they now have to live with those choices whether they are good or bad. In the Maze Runner They only have a the best of the people at their job, which is called the Keepers make the decisions. this could lead to a downfall of a society because the people don’t get to choose who r... ... middle of paper ... ...take them over. In Rome poor farmers were having their land taken away by the rich to have their villas on that land now. This could cause a downfall of a society because the poor who are making the food for the citizens are those poor people that are now homeless.
Immigrants were also a problem because they took jobs away from the working class so they could not earn the money they desperately needed. Therefore, groups called for reforms such as labor reforms which then called for a restriction on immigration during this time so that these problems surrounding money and wealth could be resolved. First, many wanted labor reforms because the working class and farmers were not making enough money to live on. McKee said many things on this issue during the Omaha Platform of 1892. He said, “we seek to restore the government of the republic to the hands of “of the plain people,” with whose class it originated” (McKee, 10).