1920s Religion

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Errol Rogers
11th Language Arts
5 January 2012
War and economic depression made any turn to God, spreading Christianity in the heathen nations, creationism being challenged by evolution led to the change of religious beliefs. Religion in The 1920s was just a trend when it started out. No one really actually believed in God like they should. War was the main reason why people really started to get into Christianity. Moms and dads did not want to have to go to their sons’ funeral. In the 1920s religion was politically important. There were many cultures from all over that were in America. Christianity at this time took a dim view of them as multiculturalism was not something to be proud. Christianity was the dominant religion in America, but mainly Protestant. Many religions new to America were coming into the country at this time such as Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslims. Some found these people and their traditions interesting. The Great Depression was the ten year aftermath of the 'Roaring 20s' lasting from 1929 until the outbreak of World War II in 1938-1939. The economy boomed with new inventions and innovations. After World War I everyone wanted these new machines. Everyone who was going to get these new inventions got them and those who could not afford them would not be getting them. Once everyone had one of each they did not need to get more and this led to economic decrease which began the Great Depression. When the economy crashed people lost their jobs, money in investments and millions became homeless.

Church was a worldwide thing at one point. It controlled international relations, it was the patron of the arts, it taught the ethics of family life, medical practice and healing were among its functions, and education and learning were sponsored almost entirely by it. As time went on, the church separated from politics and education. Until 1926 the church in the United States had increased its attendance at about the same...
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