Phase 31 (15th edition)
American Life inside the Roaring ‘20s
1 . Seeing Red
1 ) Following WWI, America's disposition changed to isolationism and anti-foreigner. " Radicals" were shunned and and also the were supposed to change their ways to American.
2 . A "
" (a fear of communism) emerged. This kind of fear was fueled by (1) the recent Russian revolution, (2) Eugene Debs growing figures, (3) loads of strikes, and (4) several mail bombs.
1 . The logic went that the reds was via Europe—all a lot more reason to shun foreign people and their methods.
2 . Correct or incorrect, people blamed the bombs on the yellows.
promised to round up the reds. He busted about 6th, 000
people; some were deported. This individual slowed down a little after a explosive device blew up his home.
3. Again, free speech, such as outlining one's political views, was under fire. 1 ) States approved laws outlawing advocacy of violence pertaining to social modify. 2 . Several elected representatives were refused seats within the legislature since they were Socialists.
4. The faces in the Red Frighten were Sacca and Vanzetti.
1 . Nicola Sacco
charged of murder
2 . The value is that however was several evidence against them, many concluded all their case was based much less on
plus more on
strikes against them. The other strikes:
these were Italian, atheists,
anarchists, draft dodgers
. We were holding tried, convicted, and accomplished.
2 . Hooded Hoodlums of the KKK
1 . The Ku Klux Klan was somewhat re-vamped at this point. The KKK had been began as an anti-black group. In the 20's, it included in its set of " we don't likes": Catholics, Jewish, pacifists, communists, internationalists, revolutionists, bootleggers, wagering, adultery, and birth control.
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the KKK was pro-white Anglo-Saxon protestant (" WASP" ) and
3. By expanding it is scope of hatred and by riding the mood of times, the KKK reached its numerical optimum during the 20's—about 5 , 000, 000 members good. 1 . The KKK used the same methods as it usually had: dread, lynchings, and intimidation.
4. Finally, the KKK was given a firm setback due to an internal money/initiation fee rip-off.
3. Stemming the Foreign Avalanche
1 . Our elected representatives took actions in the anti-foreign mood to limit foreign nationals from Europe, specifically " New Immigrants” (mostly from your southeastern Europe regions). 1 ) The
Emergency Sampling Act
cut the quantity of immigrants whom
could enter America to 3% of their nationality's U. S. human population in 1910.
1 . This kind of law to some degree favored the New Immigrants (the group they wanted to limit) because their very own numbers in 1910 were so huge. A new costs was ideal.
2 . In 1924, the
sliced the number to 2% of your
group's U. S. population in 1890. Changing from 1910 to 1890 (before brand new Immigrants got arrived
). This alter clearly got racial
undertones beneath it (New Immigrants out, Old Immigrants in). 1 . This law also closed the door to Western immigrants.
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as part of the law.
They were desired to function jobs.
installment payments on your In 1931, the first time, more foreign people
American than came. Apart from
Chinese Exclusion Act
of 1882, this marked the first restriction on
migrants or the end of free and open American immigration. several. America was a patchwork quilt of cultural groups, particularly in the big urban centers. New ideas on the " melting pot" grew. Two theories emerged in the mental circles:
1 . Horace Kallen argued that the ethnic groups should keep their old-world traditions. They will harmonize such as an orchestra.
2 . Randolph Bourne argued the fact that groups will need to interact with one another to create a trans-nationality in America.
5. The Forbidance " Experiment”
1 . In 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment was handed
later on in the year to carry out the...