Throughout American history there have been changes .
that have shaped the way we live today.
small things: for example the way we vote, the way .
requirements for a citizenship are obtain and other minor .
things that does not effect every person at any given time. .
There are also many consistent ways we have lived in .
America through our history such as: the two party systems .
and how we are represented have been constant for a long .
period of time in the United States. None of these things .
are as important as the end of segregation and our .
economic structure, capitalism. These two effect the entire .
country continuously throughout history, no matter who you .
are our what your beliefs or your political views. .
Capitalism is one of the longest and most important .
constants in America today. It's emphasis around the .
"America Dream" defines America and appeals to many .
countries, that you can own your own land, business, .
house, car, or almost anything you could ever want. This .
is the very essence that has separated the United States for .
the rest of the world for a long time. The idea that the .
harder you work and the better of a job you do will bring .
you financial success in your life. .
What would happen to America if we no longer had .
capitalism as our economic structure? There have been .
two times in American history when capitalism was almost .
taken away from us. If WWII had a different outcome, as .
it almost did, wouldn't the country be almost forced into .
Fascism? This may seem as a unlikely outcome but what .
would of happen to the "American Dream." During the .
Cold War it was a stand- off between Capitalism and .
Communism. If was a very tense time, and some say it .
was just luck or a toss of the dice that we didn't convert .
and the Soviets did. Since these changes would of happen .
in the last half-century the effects would still be felt in .
America. What would happen to the "American Dream"? .
The way that every one lived in this country would be .