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Concerns facing the united states in the 1990s

Concerns Facing the United States in the 1990s: Crime, Education, and Employment

A variety of concerns face the United States in the 1990's. Among these

concerns are crime, education, and employment. But fortunately our government

and several organizations have attempted to deal with these problems to help our

world become a better place.

Crime has been a big concern of the American public in the 1990's. In

many poles it was found to be that Americans thought that crime was the number

one problem facing the U.S. today. Robberies, manslaughter and rape are just a

few of the things that have become major problems in this decade. We also face

the problem of jails being overrun with convicts and such, and this is all being

paid for by the taxpayer's money. Fortunately, a law was passed in 1994 which

has put more police on the streets, increased drug enforcement, border patrols,

and crime prevention programs.

Another concern we deal with as Americans is education. Many students

drop out of school early. Many of the rest graduate knowing less math, science,

and history than other industrialized nations. Illiteracy rates are high, and

more and more students are graduating from school even if they have been absent

more days than allowed. To improve this, committees have been organized will

develop voluntary national and state standards for education and authorize

grants to develop model programs to improve learning.

Employment is an issue that every American must deal with. In society

today, women are forcing their way into the business world. Although females'

incomes are generally less than males, both incomes are needed for general

household expenses. One problem which sometimes arises is the matter of

children. Although the woman generally stays home with the children when the

are born and young, the men in the family have to take this responsibility also.

This led to the Family and Medical Leave Act which allows workers to take up to

twelve weeks of unpaid leave in the event of death in the family, birth,

adoption, or a sever illness (in businesses of more than 50 employees). The

workers do not receive an income, but are guaranteed their jobs when they come


Even though there are many problems that affect Americans today, there

are also organizations and committees out there to help make things better.

Because of this help, areas like crime, education, and employment will hopefully

not be as big of an issue in the next century as they are now.

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