Unformatted text preview: th Century found there were problems with the way politics worked. Many of the candidates were bought or bullied into office. Today I still feel that is a problem, just not to the extreme of the past. Another similarity is the economy. In the past the economy had its ups and downs, and currently we are in the current situation that the past was in. Then again, there are also several differences from the past to now. In the 19 th Century, railroads were the largest source of transportation. Now we have large trucks as well as aircraft that can do much of the transportation as well as the railroads....
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- Spring '09
- Political corruption, late 19th century, political stalemate