Then, in an essay that synthesizes at least three of the sources, develop a position about how this era reflects human nature in times of change
People have slowly but surely develop throughout the ages. People have always rejected sharp changes in their life but can easily handle it. In between civil rights arguments and the depression of the 1930s, this era expresses how human nature is in times of change.
To begin with in the 1930s there was a massive drop in the economy. This caused many people and businesses to go bankrupt and a lot of people to become hungry. In source A the author explains in times of need its human nature to band together. He emphasized this point in how most of them didn’t have jobs but one ...view middle of the document...
For some its human nature to give up if they don’t see the positivity in the situation. From the source f this quote describes how many people of the dust bowl felt: “my dreams and ambition had been flouted by nature’ and my shattered ideals seemed gone forever. The very desire to make a success of my life was gone. The spirit and urge to strive were dead within me. Fate had dealt me a cruel blow which I felt utterly unable to rise.” This quote reflects that many people where completely broken by the depression and the drought in the Great Plains.
Lastly a big change that happened in this era was the civil rights for African American people. It was very hard for many white people to accept that black people were just like them except for the fact of their skin color. Many white people put obstructions in African American’s life like Jim Crow laws and serration quite terribly. This shows its human nature that you always think you’re are better than someone and how it is hard to accept change. Like in source E it shows that the “black folk just want their place in the sun as well” saying how every one of different races have their own kingdom and they want a piece of the pie. But that was difficult to do due to the fact white people believed they were superior and weren’t willing to change.
In conclusion this era expressed human nature in many different ways. For example it showed how willing people were to give up as well as peoples willingness to band together to help each other. Lastly since the civil rights for African Americans happened in this era it showed how people are unwilling to change their ways and always they are superior to someone. I guess you can’t teach a dog old tricks since we are still facing racial issues today.