America, The Land Of The Free And Home Essay

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America, the land of the free and home of the brave. In the 1920s America was the land of the liberal-minded urbanites and home of the traditional fundamentalists, divided by the stronghold call morals. The fundamentalists were people who mostly lived in the rural areas of America. These fundamentalists believed the city was a trick from the devil, the streets are littered with drunks and people who would mongrelize the American race. They wanted the pure white protestant race to be the only successful race in America. The liberal-minded urbanites mainly lived in the cities. They believed that if it is from the past is not relevant to the future, and believe our past is one of slavery, conquest and murder. There were five major moral differences of these groups of the 1920s brawled with they are: the Prohibition, the rise of the Ku Klux Klan, Evolution and the Scopes “Monkey” trial, Mass consumerism, and the changings attitudes about gender roles, sex, and women’s rights.
Liquor the “forbidden fruit”, January 16, 1919 the eighteenth amendment was enacted. This amendment banned the manufacture, sale, or transport of intoxicating liquors. The rural fundamentalist believed, the cities are just full of drunkards. Fundamentalists were the people who pushed for the eighteenth amendment to be passed, they are also the people who mainly were behind the Ku Klux Klan. Too many people in America had a thirst for alcohol to stop its consumption. Taking liquor away from the people was…

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