Society’s values were challenged by new viewpoints of traditionalism as the old ways faded. It was easy for an individual to be absorbed into these new viewpoints and to question their beliefs. Again, this trial took a huge toll on people and many widespread changes arose in culture and throughout American society. Individuals began to reject religion and accepted these new viewpoints of modernism. This process of traditional views being rejected is still happening today, this has been evolving over a long period of time, starting in the 20’s.
Furthermore, Penny Dreadfuls were then blamed for inspiring the youth to commit crimes. Parker argued in 1853, that Penny dreadful tempted and gratified the morbid appetites of the youth population. However, when a youth did
Although they had good intentions, it has only made it harder only the majority of the population. America is unknowingly judgmental towards any select person that has a belief or opinion that is not supported at the current time. As an example people have seen the harsh behavior gay people have faced over the last hundred years so they decided to make their beliefs the most important.
They felt like society in England was corrupt and straying away from Christian belief so they sought for religious freedom and the idea that they could start a colony that would be whole and unified in God. By doing this, they ran into another form of division when they came across the Native Americans who were already habitants of the land. The Puritans looked at these people as if they were animals or savages and built a wall of division between the two different cultures of people. In John Smith’s, “A General History of Virginia, he said, “Each hour expecting the fury of the savages, when God, the patron of all good endeavors, in that desperate extremity so changed the hearts of the savages, that they brought such plenty of their fruits and provisions that no man wanted.” This just shows you of how they viewed the natives and since it wasn’t one of them, then they were bad people.
One of those people being Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln said that our nation is not just about our great army or our forts but it’s about liberty for all people,everywhere not just here in America and by expanding America lost thought of that. He also said that the people who take away freedom from others don’t deserve the freedom they have. Secondly, the US didn’t want any different cultures or language other than our language and culture however, they got Hawaii,Alaska,China and Japan which all ahve differnt languages and cultures. Lastly, by expanding they broke the trust of some of the nations and drained them of their liberty and freedom that Americans claim is what the US is all about.
They also had very different views on religion, with the European's coming from a strong Catholic background and Native's having a more spiritual religion referred to as animism. Contact among the Europeans and Native Americans eventually resulted in the Columbian Exchange which caused huge political, cultural, social and economical changes across the globe. 2. There were many underlying motivational factors for England wanting to colonize the New World. The main reason is obvious, people were excited to get an opportunity towards making a decent living or possibly even becoming wealthy.
Even most of the white population restrain themselves and did not join the movement. The Ku Klux Klan gained popularity especially in the South. In the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan experienced an overwhelming growth when the United States went trough a dramatic social and political change.
In Chapter 7, Nick brings up Eckleburg’s eyes after describing how the news of Myrtle’s infidelity had caused George Wilson to become ill. “Over the ashheaps the giant eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg kept their vigil” (Fitzgerald 124). Fitzgerald’s mention of Eckleburg’s vigilant gaze illustrates that God was scrutinizing the actions performed by the characters of the story, providing his own judgement on their wickedness. During the 1920s, a decline in human morality was a common part of the American life due to both preexisting and newly introduced concepts, such as evolution, which refuted the necessity of religion in a modern society. By showing a symbol of God to be constantly judging the characters’ absences of morals which caused many issues such as careless murder and cheating, Fitzgerald criticizes modern American society and portrayed a lack of morals in a highly negative light.
Although World War I was to soon come to an end, a wave of fear of radicals and communists emerged throughout the United States in 1917. The hysteria lingered as Russia was taken over by a communist group in 1917 known as the Bolsheviks. From the moment this Russian Revolution occurred, there was a widespread fear of possible communist uprisings in the United States. Communism is a political system that pairs a socialist or command economy with a totalitarian government. Within a communist system, there is no private ownership of businesses or property.
This is because there are many differences in religious beliefs and practises that has created tension among people. It leads to hatred and fear as many would argue about their beliefs. Arguments arise, which leads these extremists to do whatever it takes to convince people to follow their religion. Even if it means bloodshed of millions of people. And when it goes to the hands of the wrong people who believes that violence is the divine direction to attract many followers, then religion can lead to extreme immortality.
The rebirth of the KK was caused by the rise in immigrants, the Great migration, strikes, the red Scare, and ect. Their mission was to preserve the white, protestant civilization, and the re-establishment of white supremacy. Within 15 months over 100,000 people joined the klan. A massive portion of America felt invaded by immigrants. The KKK used anti-communism as an excuse to harass the monitories.
The rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920’s In the 1920’s the Ku Klux Klan reemerged since they had been inactive since the 1870’s. In the 1920’s America experienced some very impactful events that will for ever shape our history. The great wall street crash of 1929 which led the country into the Great Depression.
In 1934 ,November 14 an ordinary child was conceived with a soon to be world changing child. This child would grow up under harsh conditions that created a monster out of him. Experiencing life as abandoned and alone the young boy found crime to be his only way of expressing himself. Beginning a life filled with petty crimes the boy spent time incarcerated. The petty crimes soon proved to not be enough as the boy and his group conducted acts of pure hatred.