If someone from the past were to come to the future, they would be amazed. We have advanced so far in technology from 100 years ago. However, our advances in technology aren't the only things that have changed. Our culture has advanced in some many ways, ways that we may not even notice.

If you notice, people around here don't wear petticoats and all of the old fashioned clothing that was worn in the pioneer days. Today, we wear anything from jeans, t-shirts, sweats and hoodies to nice dresses and tuxedos at weddings and proms. Fashion is a way we express our personality. 100 years ago, young girls wore the same dresses with the same designs. Our dress has changed so much in the past 100 years. In the olden days, they (women) did not have t- shirts with bands on them, they (again women) wore frilly dresses. Jeans would not have been heard of, and now it is almost all we wear. However, clothing isn't the only thing that has changed in our culture.

Have you noticed that most people don't listen to Bach and Mozart very much any more? People, if they had accessibility to a record player or an instrument, listened to classical music. There was no way that teenagers back then listened to rock, rap, pop or even Hannah Montana(who wasn't even alive at this point). They were entertained by Beethoven, Bach and Mozart, which today is not commonly listened to.

One of the biggest things that has changed in the 21st century is respect for elders. In the 1800s and 1900s, children respected their elders much more than we do today. If your guardian said no, than that was that and there was no highway option. Today we argue, disobey, and all around disrespect our elders. Then, saying any bad words in front of elders, even if they were just behind you in the line at the grocery store and you had no idea who they were, is sheer disrespect. Now, people cuss in front of their own parents.

When people write about this topic, they usually focus on they advances in technology, and while that is very important, I have showed you the other perspectives of our culture and how it has changed over the years.

Electronics

iPods, Zunes, touch screen cell phones, and cloning equipment. We have advanced so much during the last three years. When they say "tomorrow's technology today." That is not the case, of course, because now that it is today it is not tomorrows. Just a quick note! Our scientists have been working toward a better and more advance world in both technology and health and fitness. we should be thankful they work so hard for our lives, also to make life a little bit easier.



The Primaries


The Primaries for Presidential Election play a key role in today’s society. Just recently on January 8, 2008, New Hampshire was finished with their primaries. The winner for the Democratic Party was Senator Hillary Clinton. The main runners up were Senator Barack Obama, Governor Bill Richardson, and John Edwards. For the Republican Party the winner was Senator John McCain. The main runners up were, Governor Mike Huckabee, Governor Mitt Romney, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Congressman Ron Paul. A primary election is when voters pick candidates for an election. To put in short, primary elections are when a political party nominates candidates for the main election. The Primaries are common in the United States. Besides primaries, the parties advertise candidates with caucuses, nomination meetings, and conventions.



The Caucuses

Caucuses and primaries are ways to elect who will be running for President for that party. Caucuses are group meetings of voters to decide who to vote for. Caucuses for each state are held at different times so the Presidential candidates may get to all the states. Presidential candidates are often there to persuade the people there to vote for them. The caucuses were started in the early 1900’s, when the primary was started to narrow down the number of runners in the actual Presidential election.

Nevada Caucus

January 19th was the Nevada caucuses. For the Republican Party, Mitt Romney won out against all the other the candidates. For the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton won against rival Barack Obama. Obama claims that he is winning the rural areas though. It seems as though that Mitt Romney is the leader for the Republicans after he won Wyoming, Michigan and now Nevada. For the Democrats, it seems like it will come down to the very end between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.