Fundamentalism In The 1920's

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The culture wars of the 1920’s were considered “The Fundamentalist Revolution”. During this time numerous evangelical Protestants felt that there was a decline with the customary values of the United States. Additionally, many Protestants were threatened by the obvious rise of Catholicism and Judean presence in the American landscape, mainly due to the recent immigration of people from European countries. Fundamentalists were committed to the idea that the Bible formed the foundation of Christian belief and they began a campaign to liberate the Protestants ideas of radicalism and intended to fight against the individual freedoms that appeared contradictory of the customary ideas regarding morality. Fundamentalism continued to remain a ubiquitous concern during the 1920’s, especially regarding the principles and policies of the United Sates. For example, in 1925 John Scopes, a teacher, was charged with teaching evolution in classrooms. This trial echoed the tensions that existed between two different ideas of freedom, (The conflicts concerning traditional ideas of moral liberty and the right to independent thought and individual self-expression). In addition to the current tensions felt by “Americans” and immigrants was the wartime obsession that focused on “100% Americanism”, which continued throughout…show more content…
Large farming operations located in California depended heavily on Mexican seasonal workers therefore; no limits were set on the numbers of immigrants from the western hemisphere. However, law of 1924 recognized a new class, the “Illegal alien. And, a new enforcement agency was established, and was dubbed the United States Border Patrol. This new ordinance originally referred to southern and eastern Europeans who would attempt to sneak into the United States through Mexico or Canada. The whole concept of race as a source for public policy came up short of any sensible

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