The term social classes is as the various cultural arrangements within a society. While these classes are sometimes based on religious or ethnic factors, in the United States, they are primarily defined on a sociology-economic bases. Traditionally, we define the social classes as lower, middle, and upper class; however, in some cases these categories are further subdivided based on career choices or other factors.
While in theory, the distinction represents a purely financial picture, in reality, the social classes define Americans in a much more real way. For example, the upper class tends to have more than simply more money. They often hold more of the political power than other classes and are typically considered the élite of the country.
There is a variety of factors that play a role in this definition. The lower class in particular does not have access to educational opportunities typical of the upper and middle class. This serves to create a greater and greater divide over time. This divide has led to a belief that the richer are getting richer and the poorer are getting poorer.
It is difficult to say what, if anything, can change this view-point in America. Many believe it is only through social restructuring or redistribution of wealth that a change is seen. It is important to note, that no society is without classes. By default one is always considered ‘better’ than another. The social classes will stay in ‘power’ for years to come whether we like the idea or not.