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Modern Golden Age: Is The U.S. In Its Golden Age?

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When one thinks of a “Golden Age” they think of a time of great achievements. A time when science, politics, and economics flourished and scientists and artists enlightened the world with new ideas and new innovations. These times are usually associated with the past. But is there a society today in its Golden Age? Is there a country out there that has recently had great scientific, political, artistic, and economic achievements? Personally, I believe there is a society out there: the United States. The United States, I believe, has had many great accomplishments over a long period of time that not only has lead me to consider that it is in its Golden Age, but also has made it a place ...view middle of the document...

Many of the United States innovations have revolutionized the way people live everyday. In modern times, two American inventions that affect Americans on a daily basis are the Internet and the iPhone. The United States did not directly invent the Internet we know today; it invented the basis of what it is today: ARPANET. Without this system we would not have the Internet we know now. The iPhone is another American invention that has changed the world. Although it is not the first smart phone to hit the markets its innovative functionality has redefined the cell phone market and how people use and spend time on cellular phones. Both inventions have simplified several tasks such as communication, shopping, and researching and have also developed new very successful economies such as online shopping and social networking. Inventions such as the iPhone and the Internet have brought the United States into its “Golden Age” status.
Evidence that the United States is in its “Golden Age” can be shown in its thriving economy. The United States has the “largest and most technologically powerful economy in the world.” (cia.gov) This is due to several factors such as their highly diversified economy and innovations. Another factor that contributes to the U.S.’ large economy are the businesses in its economy. Not only does the U.S. have a highly diversified economy, its most successful areas of business are the most competitive ones such as medicine, technology, and research. The U.S. also has the largest industrial out in the world thus making it the largest national economy and a leading global trader. In fact, according to money.cnn.com, the U.S. national GDP is currently $17.5 trillion dollars and is projected to be $22.1 trillion by 2019. The current GDP is 7.5$ trillion greater than the world’s second largest economy, China. These are just a few economic factors that put the U.S. in its “Golden Age”.
The United States political system is very unique and has a global influence on other nations. The United States government runs on a...

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