Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Democratizing Twentieth Century America - Background and Context for Argument Example
Religion has always been central part of American life. When polled, almost eighty percent of Americans identify as Christian. (Pew Forum on Religious and Public Life) Religious liberty is enshrined in the U. S. constitution. During the Cold War, many political figures touted America’s religious tradition as a key distinction between democracy and communism, and to highlight this distinction, “under God” was added to the U. S. pledge of allegiance. (Religious Tolerance) African Americans could not have been unaware of the heightened climate of religiosity during the Cold War. It can be argued that the Cold War strengthened opportunities for blacks to make moral and religious arguments in favor of equality.