The Birth Of A Nation Analysis

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The Interwar Era was a time in where the American people experienced extreme highs; a time of recovery, optimism, luxury, and ease followed by a time of homelessness, hunger, fear, and dependence. Post WWI, there was an all-embracing shift from war to peace. This Interwar Era shift was predominantly seen in government and political reform, industry and the lives of workers, lifestyles and newly accepted social norms, and continued racism and segregation between blacks and whites. The American government was more conservative, the industrial economy boomed, the American people found ways to express their freedom and their sexuality, and African Americans were threatened by the resurgence of the KKK. Each of these components provides vital information in regards to the Interwar Era.
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The KKK resurged. By 1923, there were over 4 million members, wreaking havoc on the African American people. A film titled “The Birth of a Nation” came out in 1915, which portrayed the KKK as protectors of America. This was only the beginning. Throughout the 1920s, there were several strikes and race riots, falsely accused rapes, and most utterly, the syphilis spread of 1932. Though the African Americans were a united people, they faced extreme prejudice and torment during the Interwar Era.
In conclusion, the Interwar Era was a time of change for the American people. It brought a change of party in the White House, new rights for women, a “hands-off” government, a change in immigration policy, a soaring economy, positive morale among American people, expendable incomes for the working class, attention-grabbing entertainment, and most importantly, a major change to the traditional and harsh way of life. If only one could have predicted the disastrous lows America would later face? Would this lifestyle have

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