Submit the first draft of the Social Stratification in the United States paper. Describe the class structure that exists in the United States, and select the inequalities of either poverty, gender, or race to examine in your research. From the perspective of functionalism, explain how economics, technology, material culture, and religion interrelate to produce and maintain this stratification. Explain whether or not the society is rendered more stable, or less so, by this stratification. From the perspective of conflict theory, describe how the upper class was able to dominate the lower class during the height of the industrial revolution. Prepare this 2,750-3,000-word assignment with six to nine resources. This assignment uses a grading rubric. Instructors will be using the rubric to grade the assignment; therefore, students should review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.