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America Sliding To Failure

Be forewarned. My modest knowledge of history is on the surface only.  I've no real depth of scholarship. What follows is a simple set of recollections.
I was very young when F.D.R. was President and the European war was gearing up. The industrial revolution was in full swing, and the war in Europe was threatening.  Sometime, perhaps it was about then, the American work force started to move faster to the cities to take factory jobs.  Rural America was fading while industrial America was waking up.

IMMIGRATION In the early 19th century Europe, particularly England, was enduring hard times. The King's laws and onerous taxation was bitterly opposed. Work was hard to find. Money and food was scarce. Moving to another land offered a chance to escape and America seemed to offer the most opportunity. At the same time there was a strong movement of people in search of religious freedom. The Catholic and Protestant split probably started the movement, but it became a general challenge of…