As you read in Chapter 21 “An Emerging World Power,” the government clamped down hard on those who dissented from the war and on those who held radical or unpopular opinions. In this assignment you will explore how political and ethnic minorities were treated during and after World War I.
Definition: A “minority” is anyone who is not like or does not agree with the majority. It does not have to mean an ethnic or racial minority.
The questions you will consider are “How were political and ethnic minorities treated during and after World War I? Why were they treated as they were?”
Analyze each source in the file “Sources_World_War_I” using the chart below. The …show more content…
THE LYNCHING OF WILLIAM BROWN
He was hung and killed because he was accused of molesting a white girl. The authorities tried to handle the situation but he was then kidnapped and hung before the police could even get to him.
Even if it was an accusation if you are minority your automatically guilty of the crime therefore you will pay and be hung!
IF WE MUST DIE
Basically his poems says that if we as blacks are going to die don’t make a show out of it don’t let the whites glorify that they have hung us by standing around watching mocking us. Let us die nobly so we can be honored through the dead.
We were treated like wild pigs they didn’t care about us. They had no respect for blacks.
THE PALMER RAIDS
A series of bombing began in the summer of 1919 one destroying attorney palmers home partially in D.C even though there were only about 70,000 self-professed communist he still held them responsible for many of the activities that had went down including the bombings. So he began a series of raids against them. Striking without warning or warrants. He focused on aliens more than he did citizens he seized about 249 aliens and had them deported to the soviet union.
That even when they thought they had power at the end of the day they had none ended up getting deported.
“CLEANING THE NEST”
Is basically a picture of the