3rd Essay - Scott M. Welch July 30, 2006 Dr. Wettemann...

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Scott M. Welch July 30, 2006 Dr. Wettemann History 2320 American Society by 1940 The question of whether or not Americans were generally optimistic by 1940 is a multifaceted query. There are numerous sides to consider when looking at this debate. First one will need to look at the social tensions between conservatives and moderns, then the attention should be turned to economics and finally one will need to look at the foreign political front. This paper will explore these topics and will provide reasons to believe that the people of the 1920’s, and 1930, entered the new decade with a strong sense of pessimism and doubt. Shortly after World War One the vision for the future of the United States was torn between two political and social ideals. These two factions of American society wore on the system greatly. The modern side was an up and coming society. They had turned the big cities into places full of a culture that begged for the new technology. They went
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