Event: Prohibition I. The Rise and Fall of Prohibition on Alcohol(Rose Dryer, History 10B, Writing an Outline) II. Introduction A. Prohibition is still alive today due to subtle brainwashing by the government of the American public about things other than alcohol. B.
To what extent did The Ku Klux Klan prevented African Americans from gaining Civil Rights in the years 1960-64? Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan re-emerged, feeling that their goal of white supremacy was being challenged by the Civil Rights Campaign. Between these years they created many problems for the campaign, and could even be blamed for the lack of Civil Rights legislation in this period. One of the key ways in which the Klan blocked any progress was through intimidation and fear. In many Southern States the force and presence of the Klan was enough to dissuade African Americans from joining the campaign - Mississippi, as state with the highest amount of Klan activity also had the lowest amount of registered African American voters, and the lowest amount of NAACP activists.
Isolationism , the made idea in the early 1920’s was changed after the course of World War 2, and urge to engage in world affairs made America the leading power in the world. America was beginning to get through World War 1 and trying to establish better relations with world powers but their differences led America into changing its foreign policies politically. Although most of the countries joined the League of Nations, America had from the start opposed it. As president Harding says in a speech at Des Moines, Iowa on October 1920 that he completely opposes America Joining the League because it is against the constitution and what Americans had fought for. Isolationism is still the idea in Washington.
The Invisible Empire There are many events in history that still pertain to today’s society that countries are not proud of the Ku Klux Klan is an abomination of the USA. The organization of the Ku Klux Klan had a biased motivation, devastating results, and a horrible yet helpful impact. “The first main object of the Ku Klux Klan was to undermine the power of the Blacks. Any successful Black businessmen where attacked and any attempt to form black protection groups were quickly dealt with. The first Branch of Ku Klux Klan was established in Pulaski, Tennessee, in May, 1866” (spartacus educational”1).
The era following World War I witnessed the burgeoning of a new lifestyle that characterized the 1920’s. The Great War, now famously known as World War I had brought America to the forefront of the global outlook. The war time excesses in production transformed into prosperity during the next decade which would watch America seek continued isolation despite the mounting global challenges. The Great War and the ensuing Versailles Treaty had left Europe in a rather deprived and devastated state where the Europeans continued to seek cultural and economic assistance from their cross-Atlantic neighbors. With new job opportunities, progressive ideas, an air of liberalism had engulfed the American continent.
The United States raised the money through income taxes and by special taxes on liquor, tobacco, and theater tickets. Millions of men left their jobs to serve at war however many had died. As the war ended a new era had arrived. This new era was called the Roaring Twenties. The Roaring Twenties lasted from 1919 to 1929.
• As a result of the Salmon report they recognised they should control the immigration leading to them introducing the commonwealth immigration act 1962 to control immigration into Britain. Many people saw it as being racist as it would restrict entrants of their ethnic origins. • The Labour party opposed the Commonwealth Immigration act but in 1968 imposed their own. Both parties accepted they needed to limit the number of foreigners allowed to immigrate to England. As a result of the Immigration act the two years before it was put into place people fled to England in a hurry which led to many people wanting a full block of the number of those entering.
The government already feels they are bending backwards by allowing medical marijuana, but they still disagree with everything about it. The government even created the movie called Reefer Madness, which is a 1936 movie that wanted to make people believe that when people smoke marijuana than they would become crazy, starting from a hit and run accident, to manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, and descent into madness. At the tail end of the eighties, the use of marijuana and other drugs started to reach a new height. At first, lots of people started using the drug because the party scene started to grow increasingly. But by the end of the eighties, society started to abuse cannabis.
America was taking part of what was called the “Red Scare” resulting from the Palmer Raids in 1919 in which 6000 communists were wound up in America. This sense of anti-foreignism was mainly for the fact that communists were nothing but different and Americans were tired of dealing with different nations and at this time Americanism was trying to be found in everyone. One of the ways that this anti-foreignism was manifested was the radical arise of the 1920’s Klu Klux Klan. Unlike the KKK of the 19th century, this Klan wasn’t only anti-African American, but it was anti immigrants, anti-Catholic, and anti-communist and basically anti anything that wasn’t American. Hiram Wesly Evans describes in Document D that the Klan speaks for the
Prior to the beginning of World War I the attitude toward war was extremely positive. People were excited about the war and they greeted it with enthusiasm. In Europe they were told it was going to over by Christmas so people weren’t expecting it to be long nor brutal for that matter. The press romanticized the war with various propaganda; so many men enlisted and were very proud to serve. They viewed it as they were going to be heroes and a victory was on its way; and no men wanted to miss the action.