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Title: Rich/Poor Gap


1
Rich/Poor Gap
  • By Todd Welsh Amber Webster

2
Roman Education
Boys being educated
  • Poor ancient Romans didnt receive an education,
    many still learn to read and write. Children from
    rich families went to school.

3
American Education
  • American education allows anyone to receive and
    education, so long as they can afford it. Those
    who cant afford to go to school either dont
    receive an education, or they get homeschooled.

4
Education Comparison
  • Rome and America are similar in the education
    factor of the gap between the rich and the poor.
    If you cant afford to go to school, then you
    cant go.

5
Education differences
  • In Rome only the boys with money could attend
    school while girls stayed at home and learned how
    to cook and clean. In America we allow both
    genders to attend school.

6
The Growing Economic Gap in America
  • In 2002, the median salary for CEOs at the top
    100 U.S. corporations was 33.4 million. At the
    average large company in the U.S., the top dog
    got 5.2 million. That means median CEOs pay at
    large companies was 1,017 an hour.
  • Even Army Gen. Tommy Franks, who led the U.S.
    invasion of Iraq, earns a payment, by
    comparison-just 69.10 an hour for his services.

7
The Economic Gap in Rome
  • After the Punic wars, mergers created large
    corporations that put many family farms out of
    business, and filled Rome with homeless people.
    It wasnt just the family farms either. The
    corporations also got rid of local businesses as
    well.

8
Economic comparisons
  • In terms of economy, America and Rome are still
    similar. We have large corporations that receive
    more money than local businesses, making the
    local businesses get shut down, or bought by the
    corporations. So the rich get richer and
    everyone else gets poor.

9
Economic differences
  • The difference between Rome and America in terms
    of economy are different because, America owes
    money to just about every other country and is
    now majorly in debt, while Rome didnt.

10
Rome and America Conclusion
  • Rome and America are very similar in education
    and economy. They are more similar than they are
    different. Which makes the answer to the next
    question kind of obvious.

11
Is America Following in Romes Footsteps?
  • In terms of the rich and poor gap, America is, in
    a way, following in Romes footsteps. More people
    are losing their money and local businesses are
    being put out of business by large corporations.
    Also people who dont have an education could
    live a poor life or they could be homeless.

12
Cited Sites/Pictures
  • Growing Unequal? OECD http//www.finfacts.com/artm
    an/uploads/2/OECD_rich_poor_oct212008.JPG
  • Tom Lewis http//www.globalpolicy.org/component/co
    ntent/article/218/46532.html
  • Chris Trueman http//www.historylearningsite.co.uk
    /roman_education.htm
  • Hallie Black http//nytimes.com/1995/10/15/busines
    s/l-ancient-lessons-062367.html
  • University of Michigan http//sitemaker.umich.edu/
    lai.356/home
  • Michael Rosenblum http//www.rosenblumtv.com/?p34
    29
  • Username Samack http//www.zazzle.com.au/urbanst
    ickers
  • No name http//fyiblog.wordpress.com/tag/globaliza
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  • Ryan Gray http//news-libraries.mit.edu/blog/date/
    2008/01/
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