Cities grew, factories sprouted and immigration increased. Not to mention that transportation routes and means of transport underwent dramatic changes, greatly increasing national mobility. New and improved transportation technology made it easier and faster to transport goods: first national roads, then canals, and finally the railroad
Also, because of the restriction of European migration during World War One, this gave African Americans hope to find jobs and start a better life in the North (Lecture, 9/19). For the African Americans in the South, moving up north was the only way to get away from the harsh, cruel, indecent mistreatment they would get from the whites of the South. According to Wilkerson, “ Between 1880 and 1950, an African American was lynched more than once a week for some perceived breach of racial hierarchy” (Wilkerson, p 2). African Americans were the targets of hate crimes from racist white southerners such as the Ku Klux Klan. If African Americans decided to stay in the south, they had higher chances to become victims of racist crimes and end up losing their lives.
This migration was driven by several factors, including the decline of manufacturing in the Rust Belt and the growth of new industries in the Sun Belt. Socially, this shift had significant effects. It led to the creation of new communities with distinct social and cultural norms, as well as the mixing of different cultural and ethnic groups. However, it also led to the displacement of many people from their homes and communities, and the loss of jobs and economic opportunities for many others. Politically, this shift also had significant effects.
The third way that World War One impacted life in America was the Espionage and Sedition Act. The Espionage and Sedition Acts were the governments way of restricting freedom of speech. The government made it illegal to speak out against the war, and made it illegal to speak poorly of the military. In the book, Give Me Liberty, it indicated that the “Espionage Act of 1917 prohibited not only spying and interfering with the draft but also false statements that might impede military success” (Foner, Give Me Liberty, 594). The Espionage Act, was created to keep the American people unable to talk poorly about the military and government.
Between 1910 and 1930, African Americans migrated from the rural South to the urban North in search of better economic opportunities and as a means of escaping the racism of the South, but they were disillusioned with what they encountered. To begin, African Americans still experienced racism—segregation, profiling, and unjust law enforcement—In the North, though it was more subtle. As a result, blacks were forced into lower-paying jobs than whites. Thus, while the northern white, middle-class population grew wealthier during the post-WWI economic boom and were moving to the suburbs, blacks and other poor, working-class groups were left in the cities, the state of which grew progressively
African Americans had suffered a lot of persecution in the 19th century. They had endured many years of slavery and finally achieved the end of slavery in the end of 1865. Even though slavery ended, the persecution did not. Many people formed groups such as the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) to bring up the idea of white supremacy. White supremacy had quickly spread in the south again, which was where the majority of African Americans lived.
The Roaring Twenties During the early twentieth century, millions of African Americans were migrating to the Northern United States after World War one, this became known as the Great Migration. These African Americans were escaping discrimination and poverty, from the South. Correspondingly, they were suffering difficult living and working conditions. Moreover, African Americans were in search of opportunities and the chance of higher wages, it became the most important population shift in history.
Also during the World War 1, there was a great population shift from the rural cities in the South to the cities in the North. This period is known as the Great Migration from 1916 to 1970. This era ties back to my thesis because it shows how after 1919 African Americans still suffered from unequal rights and awful job
Between that time, African American Families moved from the South to the North and to the West. Following the Civil War, many African Americans had packed up and migrated to urbanized areas like Chicago and New York. By 1920, almost 300,000 African Americans had moved away from the south, Harlem being a very popular destination for the traveling families. New arrivals found jobs in slaughterhouses, factories and foundries, but working conditions were strenuous to their bodies and sometimes dangerous. Many didn 't consider the amounts of people that would be migrating to New York and that made competition for living space harder.
America’s Diverse Population In the nineteenth century, rates of immigration across the world increased. Within thirty years, over eleven million immigrants came to the United States. There were new types of people migrating than what the United States were used to seeing as well. Which made people from different backgrounds and of different race work and live in tight spaces together; causing them to be unified.
Urbanization in America Business and industrialization centered on the cities in America like New York, Boston, and Chicago. The increasing number of factories created an immense need for labor which got people in rural areas to move to the city, and bringing immigrants from Europe to the United States. Urbanization changed America in many ways but specifically in a social and economic way leading to today’s America. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, urbanization was increasing at a startling rate.
The Great Migration was a time of change it was a time where African-Americans had the chance for a nice life. During this time people of color were moving to the northern half of the USA, in order to get a new start. During this they had to leave the only life they knew in hopes for something better in a different place. To begin with, after World War 1 began in 1914 industries lacked the laborers in their urban cities.
In Economic and Social Impact of Immigrants Stephen Moore is arguing that immigrants and refugees contribute positively to the American Economy. He conveys this through the use of surveys, data, and facts from multiple sources. In the second paragraph he took a 1986 survey that concluded that a lot of foreigners achieved success in this country in difficult positions such as engineering and entrepreneurship. Two separate studies’ discussed in the sixth and seventh paragraphs dispel common beliefs that immigrants take jobs away from natural born citizens. The studies concluded that the exact opposite of popular opinion, immigrants in fact benefitted the economy for employers, employees, and the US economic position.