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Elaine Arana Journal 2 5/01/06 I never really thought about the changes capitalism has inflicted on  America until now. We discussed in class how people needed to have skills in  order to have jobs because there was no machinery many years ago to do the  work for us. People needed to learn how to knit, sew, build, farm, and basically  work to survive. If you didn’t have a specific skill then you wouldn’t find a job.  Nowadays Americans have invented just about everything to make out lives  easier. We have cars instead of horses, microwaves instead of fire, Advil instead  of taking the pain, machines that make everything for us, and more. Americans  have become so accustomed to having other people make what we need, such  as clothing and food, that all we need to do is walk a block to the store and buy  our food instead of growing it. Not only that, but Americans have forgotten the 
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course HIST 495 taught by Professor Christofferson,mi during the Spring '06 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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