The Rise and Fall of the United States has many similarities the the Rise and Fall of Rome. This video explains some of the reasons for the collapse of Rome: excessive centralization, inadequate checks on power, and inadequate leadership being primary issues that face the United States today. When Rome collapsed the descendants of its large and prosperous middle class ended up as serfs under feudal lords. This was not the only path Rome could have taken, but it is the result of gradual decay.
This video explains why the U.S. needs reform and that neither political party is promoting the needed reforms. It explains the underlying reason for the book Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Version 4.0.