Modern Immigration DBQ

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After the 1920’s World War 1 had finally ended and America was starting to return to their normal lives. However, immigrants and African Americans seemed to be a continued problem for America. Economic prosperity failed to prevent social, cultural, and political divisions between the United States. Political cartoons such as “The Menace of Modern Immigration” and “The Teapot Dome Scandal” show political divisions after the 20’s. The Monkey Trial, which also shows a cultural division between the United States that helps support the idea that America, had continuous division problems during the 1920’s after economical prosperity. In document 1, Rollin Lynde Hartt talks about the blacks during the 1920’s. The term Hartt uses is “The New Negro”, …show more content…
Created by H. W. Evans in 1924 the cartoon depicts the idea that immigration is a bad thing and it’s still true even in the 1920’s. America is literally divided by race and it shouldn’t be that way because times are great, however inequity is high between the races. Evans was against immigration as he was part of the Ku Klux Klan and was afraid of other racial nativists. After the Red Scare many rural Americans began to see immigrants as a dangerous threat, so they started to support the Ku Klux Klan. Soon after the Immigration Act of 1924 was passed which limits how many foreigners become citizens. This also proves that social and cultural division was still happening in the 1920’s despite economical prosperity during the …show more content…
religion doc 4. In the document the author is in favor of science. During the 1920’s most Americans were fundamentalists who believed exactly what the Bible said. William Jennings Bryan was a fundamentalist leader and people like him opposed the idea of evolution. Soon this led to the Scopes trial, which was a trial between fundamentalists and modernism. Defended by Clarence Darrow he was able to help Scopes in his trial since he was the best lawyer in America he was able to win the trial. This is able to reflect the idea of cultural division and how it can still be seen after the 1920’s. The outcome of the trial has led to the idea that urban people see the rural folks negatively. Those rural folks who’ve been living there for a long time are always going to have a hard time accustoming to what’s new. Although, this shouldn’t divide America, cultural division is still

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