Summary Analysis War and jingoism couldn't prevent the working-class of the early 20th century from lashing out against their oppressors at home. At this time, the working classes had an important ally: InUpton Sinclair published The Junglea shocking novel about the harsh conditions in Chicago meatpacking plants. Ida Tarbell attacked the corruption of the Standard Oil Company, while Lincoln Steffens criticized the corruption of municipal planning.
Change to preserve America's ideals -- life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness. Though we march to the music of our time, our mission is timeless. The composition of the population and the most important jobs and skills in American society had undergone major changes. The dominance of service jobs in the economy became undeniable.
By the mids, capping a trend under way for more than half a century, three-fourths of all employees worked in the service sector -- for instance, as retail clerks, office workers, teachers, physicians and other health care professionals, government employees, lawyers, and legal and financial specialists.
Service-sector activity benefited from the availability and increased use of the computer. This was the information age, with hardware and software that could aggregate previously unimagined amounts of data about economic and social trends.
The federal government had made significant investments in computer technology in the s and s as part of its military and space programs.
In the late s, two young California entrepreneurs, working out of a garage, assembled the first widely marketed computer for home use, named it the Apple -- and ignited a revolution. By the early s, millions of microcomputers had found their way into U.
By Japanese automobile manufacturers controlled a quarter of the American market. Only by the late s and early s did U. Although consumers were the beneficiaries of this ferocious competition -- and in other highly competitive industries, as well, such as computers -- the painful struggle to cut costs meant the permanent loss of thousands of jobs in the U.
Population patterns shifted as well. After the end of the postwar "baby boom," which lasted from approximately tothe overall rate of population growth declined and the population grew older. Household composition also changed.
In the percentage of family households dropped; a quarter of all groups were now classified as "nonfamily households," in which two or more unrelated persons lived together. New immigrants changed the character of American society in other ways. The reform in immigration policy shifted the focus away from Western Europe, and the number of new arrivals from Asia and Latin America increased dramatically.
Vietnamese refugees, for example, poured into the United States in the aftermath of the war. In, immigrants arrived, the highest number in 60 years, as the country once more became a haven for people from around the world. In the s, additional groups became active participants in the struggle for equal opportunity.
Homosexuals, using many of the tactics of the civil rights movement, sought the same freedom from discrimination that other groups claimed.
Often pressure brought results.CHAPTER Toward the 21st Century. An Outline of American History "America, to endure, must change Change to preserve America's ideals -- life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness.
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