USA World Power

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  • USA
    • Government
      • Consitution
        • Legislative
          • Congress
            • House of Representatives
              • 435 members
                • Elected for 2 years
            • Senate
              • 100 members (senators)
                • Elected for 6 years. One third up for re-election every 2 years
        • Executive
          • President
            • Vice President
            • Can only run for 2 terms (8 years)
        • Judicial
          • Supreme Court
            • 9 judges
    • American Dream
      • Perfect family
      • Own things (not rented)
      • White picket fence
      • Happy, contented
      • Home maker (house wife)
      • Wealth
      • BENEFITS
        • Gives people something to work for
        • Makes people work hard
      • PROBLEMS
        • The bar is set too high
        • Makes people feel bad about themselves
        • Rich get richer and the poor stay poor
      • Equality
      • Democracy
    • American Reality
      • Crime
        • Crime rates are lower than UK, but there are more violent crimes
        • Most crime is committed in cities
        • Rich people can afford to have better lawyers so are getting  a better quality of justice
        • Causes of crime
          • Influenced by gangs
          • Poverty
          • Tempted by the money from drug dealing etc
          • Lack of education
      • Poverty
        • Blacks are more likely to be in poverty than whites, also more likely to be unemployed
        • Inequalities in wages
          • Different ethnic groups have different levels of education
          • Language barriers
          • Discrimination
      • Education
      • Healthcare
      • Immigration
        • American Dream
          • Perfect family
          • Own things (not rented)
          • White picket fence
          • Happy, contented
          • Home maker (house wife)
          • Wealth
          • BENEFITS
            • Gives people something to work for
            • Makes people work hard
          • PROBLEMS
            • The bar is set too high
            • Makes people feel bad about themselves
            • Rich get richer and the poor stay poor
          • Equality
          • Democracy
        • Pull factors
          • Democracy
          • Wealthy country
          • Less poverty
        • Push factors
          • Poverty
          • War
          • Discrimination
          • Unemployment
          • Communism
        • Tortilla Curtain
        • PROS
          • Expands culture
          • Freedom
          • Immigrants can do the low paid jobs like cleaners
        • CONS
          • More immigrants = more terrorists, drug dealers etc
          • National identity is disappearing
          • Americans have to compete for jobs
    • General Facts
      • Race
        • White
          • Largest ethnic group
          • Mostly came from Europe
          • 6% are under poverty line
        • Black
          • Traditionally poor
          • The Obamas brought new confidence for Black Americans
        • Hispanic
          • 2nd largest ethnic group and growing
          • Mainly came from Central and South America
        • API
          • Highly educated
          • China, Vietnam, Fiji etc
        • Native American
          • Original inhabitants of the USA
          • Europeans brought disease, there are hardly any left

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