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Marler 1Chris Marler1/27/17AP LanguageMs. HeggeC. Vann Woodward, the author of The Burden of Southern History claims that America flees from chaos in their own country and defy their morals. He makes a generalization about theUnited States when he witnesses events such as the Cold War happening around him. “The painful truth that Americans were so frantically fleeing was that history had at last caught up with them. It was no longer ‘something that happens to other people,’ for it was happening to them too in their own part of the world” (Woodward lines 1-4). When looking at the country’s past events, America’s issues support his claim. Events such as the Great Depression, slavery in the 1800s, and unequal rights such as the treatment of blacks show Woodward’s belief that the country runs into terrible issues and they do very little to solve them.The Great Depression was an American crisis in the early 1900s that severely crippled business and employment. During this time, stocks in the market, such as New York City’s grand

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