One example of a political divide was the 2020 elections. After
Trump's term, many of his supporters were very strong in their
beliefs and severely rejected Biden and democrats. The
democrats also didn’t want Trump to be re-elected, and
many were driven by fear. There were countless protests,
fights, twitter and online debates and false news being spread.
An article stated that around 40% of Americans had great
stress over the electrons. People's ideologies were too deeply
rooted so they can’t understand or even tolerate the other side.
Another example was the pandemic. Many of these
differences arose through ideologies but came from
the parties. Many republicans believed masks
shouldn’t be mandated, that covid was a
conspiracy, and a lot of other fake news. This was
caused by their want of “freedom: and
statements from republican political figures.
More democrats believed the opposite and
listened more to science and what the CDC
was staring at. Biden was also big on the mask
mandate and getting people vaccinated. This
divide caused tension especially in public. There
were many instances of anti-maskers screaming
at store owners saying they can’t breathe and that
they were free to not wear masks.
Finally, another divide comes in with the debate of firearms.
There have been a lot of firearm crimes recently which
caused the want for gun control. Many republicans believe
that owning a gun is their own right and they should be
accessible. The Democrats and Biden are trying to bring
forth gun and firearm regulations. There is a divide in the
parties due to this. Some republicans believe that we
should arm staff and teachers, but the opposing side
believes this is not a good idea and to make it harder
to buy and own guns.