In the early 17th century a large population of the United States was fed up with the inner city living conditions. “Washington is not a place to live in. The rents are high, the food is bad, the dust is disgusting and the morals are deplorable,” Horace Greeley, the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, proclaimed (Brooks). In the midst of the American Frontier during the seventeen hundreds, Americans were flooded with the notion that traveling west ...
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The decrease in the amount of people moving between state lines is becoming more and more evident each year in America. As this problem continues to linger, it is imperative that Americans take action and find a solution. This courage to travel is what has shaped Americans into who they are, and is a major reason why they play such influential role in the world today. Understanding how other people live, whether it is in different countries, regions, states, or even towns, is a key facet of being a well-rounded individual, and As Brooks said, “Mobility is more than just a metaphor for getting ahead, in America, it has been a solution to economic and social barriers” (Brooks). It is time for the American people to leave their comfort zones, and experience what the rest of the world has to offer; there is nothing to be scared of!
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