The Social Gospel Movement

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Entry 12: What was the Social Gospel movement?
What was the Social Gospel movement? The Social Gospel movement affected much of Protestant America and the Presbyterians describe its goals in 1910. The goals were salvation of humankind, shelter and nurture to the children of god as well as the promotion of social righteousness. In the late 19th century many Protestants were disgusted by the poverty level and the low quality living in the sums. The social gospel movement provided religious action to address the issues and concerns. Activists with in the Social Gospel movement had hope that by having public health measures as well as enforced schooling the poor could develop talents and skills to improve their quality of life. The important concerns
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When Louisiana passed a law known as the Separate Car Act which legally segregated common carriers in 1892, a group of activists decided to challenge the law. Plessy deliberately sat in the white section and identified is self as white he was identified as a light skinned black man in Louisiana law. Plessy v. Ferguson 1896 was a huge landmark in United States Supreme Court decision which upholding the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities under the doctrine of “separate but equal.” The decision was voted on 7 to 1 with majority opinion written by Justice Henry Billings Brown. The separate but equal doctrine remained the standard in United States Law until 1954s Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education. The Plessy decision set the precedent that separate facilities for blacks and whites were constitutional as long as they were…show more content…
Herbert Hoover was the 31st President of the United States from 1929-1933. Herbert Hoovers Presidential Term was notably marked by the stock market crash of 1929 and the beginning of the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover gained a reputation as a humanitarian in World War I by leading hunger relief efforts in Europe as head of the American Relief Administration. From there he moved into post of United States secretary of commerce and he spearheaded the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Hoover Dam. In 1928 Herbert Hoover was elected as president, however eight months later the stock market crash of 1929 occurred leading the Great Depression. Hoover’s policies couldn’t overcome the economic destruction and despair that had resulted as effects of the Great Depression and he lost his reelection in

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