Cultural Clash In The 1920s

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During the 1920s, Word War I had just ended and people were ready to celebrate. Although 1920 had its good times and perks, some bad things were going on, like cultural clashes. The first major cultural clash was the Great Migration. The Great Migration is known as the relocation of more than 6 million African Americans from the rural south to the urban north cities. The second major cultural clash was the national origins act. This act set quotas for immigration that gave preferences to the immigration that gave preferences to the sorts of nationalities that had been in the US prior to 1880. The third major cultural clash was the KKK organization. The KKK is known as a group of people who were against black rights and they aimed at establishing …show more content…

Before 1924, large groups of immigrants were coming to America but these immigrants were coming from the southern and eastern areas. After the 1890 census, the numbers showed the population of each nationality group. Because of the numbers, only 2 percent of a certain nationality was allowed into America (National Origins Act). Americans did not want to go back to the way they were with the monarchy and king and queens. Therefore, the National Origins Act was put into place to ensure that the American government would not be in danger of …show more content…

The KKK got its name from the Greek word Kuklos which means circle (Klu Klux Klan in the Reconstruction Era). The KKK was formed after the federal government withdrew from the south and the Jim crow Laws were put into place (Southern Poverty Law Center). The KKK had a primary goal was to defeat the Republican Party and keep blacks from gaining rights a freedom. The Northerners were disgusted by the KKK’s violence. Therefore, they gave their support towards the 15th amendment which gave all black men the right to vote and the First Reconstruction Act of 1867 (American Experience). By 1868, the KKK grew in size and strength. They evolved into “The Invisible Empire of the South,” a hooded terrorist organization. The KKK’s first “Grand Wizard” was Nathan Bedford Forrest who was a confederate general during the Civil War. In the times leading up to 1868, the KKK’s violent activities skyrocketed in speed and brutality. In 1868, the presidential election was won by Republican Ulysses S. Grant with the slogan “Let Us Have Peace” (American Experience). In 1882 the United States Supreme Court declared Ku Klux Klan Act

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