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US History thing
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Social and Political Tensions
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Social and Cultural Tensions
The problems from which caused the nation to split during the 20's remained unresolved.
People still did not have the same opinions on religion (traditionalism and modernism).
Even after the Scopes Trial of 1925, there was the issue of what to teach.
And Prohibition was not repealed until 1933.
These problems were not solved, and therefore continued into the 30's, even though they were not as prominent, they still caused tensions within society.
Due to differences of opinions regarding education, religion, immigration, and prohibition, the nation was split.
Generally, the country was separated between urban and rural areas, rather than North and South.
Americans Face Hard Times
The Dust Bowl and the Drought led to rough times for Americans because a lot of them lost land.
High school and college attendance rates decreased.
Millions of people throughout the country were without jobs, and living lives of poverty.
One of the direct causes of the Dust Bowl was all the years of land misuse from World War 1. Soldiers needed lots of wheat so the soil was being used over and over again, which is bad for it. This in turn made farming harder since the soil wasn't as fertile, and had a direct impact on how much farmers could grow.
The Dust Bowl hurt American farmers harshly because not only were they in the depression but now they couldn't sell crops at the full price and they couldn't support themselves and their family.
During the 20's, the US was in a state of economical content. The average rate of students graduating high school increased from 6% to 29%
The 30's brought about a time of depression not only due to the loss of money, but to the lack of education. Children began to run away from home and stopped going to school. This was because they had no will to go, and could not afford college.
The schoolbooks were covered in dust, and in schools, the water fountain was a water pump, and the water was not always clean.
People's concerns transformed from slight problems to the national crisis.
Although the divisions throughout the country seemed to be hard conditions, in comparison to what was coming, as part of the Great Depression, the problems of religion and Prohibition did not seem as immense.
Due to the depression, Americans realized that conditions were much worse than worrying about the smaller issues, and they had to focus on the larger problem at hand.
Problems within the United States
There was still a division between the rural and urban areas.
Because of the Dust Bowl, farmers moved to cities in order to find work, even though there wasn't any.
This resulted in less population in the rural parts of the US, an influx of people in urban cities, and millions of people out of work.
Urban workers resented the newcomers, for taking job opportunities and residing on "their" land.
Immigration was still a problem within the united states.
However, at this point, a majority of people wanted the immigrants to go back to their home country so th