America 's Most Defining Era

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Ryan Dunehew Professor Tootle History 18, CRN 15 May 2017 One of America’s Most Defining Era’s Even though it did not completely end discrimination in America, the history surrounding World War II and the Civil Rights Movement was one of our nation’s most defining eras. The equality of the country had never been focused on more than it was during this time. Segregation laws, also known as Jim Crow laws, were eradicated as a result, thus ending a long shameful period in US history. Or, at least starting its decline. Religious and ethnic intolerance shifted to more tolerance among Americans during and after the second world war when soldiers learned to get along to achieve the common goal of ending the reign of terror spread by the evil…show more content…
“It has long been the impression that the 1920’s, and especially the 1928 election, marked a high point in animosity and intolerance.” This helps set the stage for all the context in the book about WWII, and what experiences men and woman had on a regular basis when having dealings with people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds. There is a massive amount of generalizing about the religious views of American’s pre-WWII, and the ethnic intolerance he proves greatly gives the reader depth and understanding about how we were as a nation, and what we became after WW II. From religious differences to the KKK, all major events and organizations of the time are touched on and shown to connect with religion and ethnic values among the country. And he could not emphasize anymore the indifference this country had at the onset. A nation full of different religions, different family values, and immigrants were having serious matters that quickly divided many groups and alienated others. Bruscino’s detailed accounts of the way the military dealt with these challenges provide in-depth review and statistics that one could not understand without proper translation from the author. The military knew the setbacks and problems with segregation and was not willing to sacrifice standards just to allow religious and ethnic rifts between the soldiers. They would prove by Bruscino’s
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