The magnitude of the Klan helped the organization become publicly establishing a concrete line of racism in America. Because of the division in America many immigrants, and other social
The 1920's was a period of prosperity and confidence for many Americans. Women who were largely restricted to certain jobs were now granted more opportunities. They besieged the offices of publishers and advertisers; they sold antiques, sold real estate, opened smart little shops, and finally invaded the department store (Document 2). These new job opportunities caused the inequality between women and men to be looked over during this time. African Americans also felt a spirit of optimism and positivity.
However, by 1925, it was discovered that the KKK was a fraud and very corrupted. This caused the Klan’s influence and membership to decline expeditiously. Notwithstanding, the events that occurred in the 1920’s still had a positive effect on the lives of Americans because social reform during this time was the only reason why the KKK shrunk in size in the first place. Many people were able to become
The 1920’s was an interesting time in American history. This era was also known as the roaring twenties. Although it is remembered as a fond time before the Great Depression there was also a lot of conflicts arising, Cultural conflicts in particular were at the center. Prohibition and Immigration were two of the main cultural conflicts during this time period.
The Ku Klux Klan first emerged in Pulaski, Tennessee following the Civil War. As we know today, the mere mention of the Klan triggers fear as the KKK is known for its various tactics of violence that came in the form if lynchings, murders, and mutilations. Following their emergence, the KKK were quickly symbolized and portrayed as the protectors of the South, following the defeat of the Southern states in the Civil War and the beginning of the period of Reconstruction by the federal government (Gurr, 1989, p. 132). During the 1920s, the KKK achieved its greatest political success and growth outside of the South. During this period, the membership of the Klan heavily expanded to the states of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Oregon, to which the KKK obtained two to two and one-half million members at its apex.
The 1920s were a very eventful time in United States history giving it the title “The Roaring 20s” but when observed more closely an abundance of injustices are discovered. On the surface, the 1920s supported a lot of innovation and improvements in the economy, but in reality, many people suffered from debt and only the rich got any new technologies. Immigration and migration in the 20s seemed good on the surface but a plethora of racial injustices occurred along the way. Civil Rights and Civil Liberties made a great stride in the 1920s but the vast amount of racial discrimination and racial terrorism was still a major problem for many people in the United States. The 1920s should not be called the roaring 20’s because many people struggled
On the one hand, the decade was marked by a general trend towards isolationism and a desire to avoid international conflict after the trauma of World War I. The United States remained neutral in global affairs, and there was a general feeling of apathy towards politics. However, this isolationist tendency was accompanied by a rise in nativism and xenophobia, as evidenced by the passage of the Immigration Act of 1924, which severely restricted immigration from non-Western European countries. At the same time, the 1920s also saw the emergence of progressive movements, such as the labor movement and civil rights movement, which challenged the status quo and fought for greater social and economic justice. The decade saw significant advancements in women's suffrage and civil rights, with the passage of the 19th Amendment and the Harlem Renaissance.
The world was changing as many new ideas and beliefs existed. The values and culture of the 1920s were influenced by the move to urban lifestyles, the treatment of women, and the treatment of people of color. The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change (“The Roaring Twenties”). The nation’s wealth nearly doubled from the years 1920-1929 (“The Roaring Twenties”).
Roman Catholic immigrants, particularly of Irish or Italian descent, were often the target of KKK discrimination. They made and drank wine, thereby violating Prohibition and showing disrespect for law and order. They also sent their children to parochial schools, thereby demonstrating that they weren’t rearing their children to be
The Ku Klux Klan or KKK has created centuries of fear. They originated in Pulaski, Tennessee. The famous hate group was out to re establish white supremacy. The KKK has influenced local governments and people in power. It has also had an impact on American people and specifically black minorities.
The 1920s carried much change in society. Some of these changes were more rights for women, jazz music, and prohibition. The people of the 1920s were disillusioned by society lacking in idealism and vision, sense of personal alienation, and Americans were obsessed with materialism and outmoded moral values (The Roaring Twenties).Cultural changes were strongly influenced by the destruction of World War I ending 1918. America needed to recover and with it youth rebelled against the norms of the older generations.
The most crucial change that occurred in the 1920s was the passing of the 19th Amendment. The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote. Continuing the chain reaction, women found more opportunities for employment. For example, advertisers exploited sexual allure to sell everything, which many “old-timers” regarded as a veritable errotic eruption. Although a women’s lifestyle took a giant leap forward, African Americans were still in the same spot.
The 1920s were the first years of the new, modern America, with a growing consumer society and new ideas and rules. America saw many changes throughout this decade, including but not limited to social, economic and political changes. Throughout this time, new values were made with the growth of new forms of entertainment and education. After the Progressive Era, the ideas of political figures changed with a new focus on conservative politics and less labor issues. With the new ability for people to buy other products than basic needs, their money went to new inventions, causing new industries to grow.