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1930s North vs 1930s South

Page history last edited by Cooper Butler 8 years, 8 months ago


Early 1900s South 



    In Mississippi 1937, after a double lynching that topped off over a hundred others since 1930, the anti-lynching resolution was passed by the House of Representatives.  The act resulted in major tension within the Democratic Party.  Internal conflict of the party was reaching a high between southern democrats and northern democrats.  After being strong democrats until the Civil War, the South felt betrayed by the support of the Roosevelt administration.




Due to the Great Depression, people would turn their cars into Hoover carts.  Named for Hebert Hoover and his administration, it reminded people to vote against him because of the economic blunder the administration contributed.


A southern term for a northerner who went south to profit off locals was a “carpet bagger”.  Businessmen from the north hated being called that.

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Even  though the KKK was in much less present, racism continued to thrive.  New Deal programs (The Federal Music program, The Federal Theatre  program, The Federal Writers program) presented opportunities to the black community.



Because of the depression school was shortened and education reached a major low.




Because of  the depression, many people became unemployed and would work on farms earning about $10 a month.



North Vs. South

     If we were alive in America in the early 1900s to 1930s, choosing between the north and the south, we would rather live in the north.

     One reason we wouldn’t want to live in the south is because of all the local oppression.  We don’t like the idea of being in an area where there lynching’s.  It is hard to feel safe in that kind of hostile environment regardless of the reasoning.   We wouldn’t feel comfortable living near that kind of activity even if we supported the cause.

     Another reason is the crooked law enforcement.  If we help someone, we'd prefer authorities applaud me rather than think of me as a traitor to our own race. 

     Employment would also be different if we live in the north.   If we're in the north, we could get a job at factory or something like that.   We like our chances of getting an industrial occupation if our timing is right during the depression.  Jobs were scarce in the south and if we work at a farm, we still wouldn’t get paid much.  If we're farming, the Dust Bowl might destroy our crops too.

     Yet another factor would be education.  We're all for a fulfilling education.  We hate the thought of living somewhere that education is so low that they’ve shortened both the school year and the school days so extensively.  Besides, you’ll never increase jobs or boost the economy if everyone is an uneducated bum.  The nation is only digging itself a deeper grave then and no one wants to hear that.  All in all, education is too important a subject and the south was in a terrible decline in the matter.

      Those are the reasons that, if we were to choose whether to live in the north or south, we would probably choose to live in the north. We’d live there because of education, employment, and the social environment.

-Cooper and Morgan

1930's North!

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