Effects of WW1

Effects of WW1

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  • Effects on US Government
  • I pledge allegiance to the flag... and Silence 
  • Regulation due to Food Administration Act...
  • US Industries
  • US Socialists
  • In June 1917, Congress passed the Espionage Act. ... Congress passed the Sedition Act of 1918, which made it a federal offense to use "disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language" about the Constitution, the government, the American uniform, or the flag. This caused political insecurity. 
  • Women
  • There was a lot more regulation after ww1. During the United States participation in World War I the U. S. Food Administration was the responsible agency for the administration of the U.S. army overseas and allies' food reserves. One of its important tasks was the stabilization of the price of wheat on the U.S. market.
  • Immigrants
  • socialist movements had declared before the war their opposition to a war which they said could only mean workers killing each other in the interests of their bosses. But once the war was declared, most socialist and trade union bodies decided to back the government of their country and support the war. 
  • African-Americans
  • WWI had a big impact on the suffrage movement (for suffragettes and suffragists). During the progressive era (1890-1920) women played more active roles in the larger economic, cultural, and politicaltransformation of America Society.
  • A total of 556 persons were eventually deported under the Immigration Act of 1918. The exclusion of anarchist immigrants was recodified with the Immigrationand Nationality Act of 1952. By the late 20th century, the threat was believed reduced. Such provisions were largely repealed by the Immigration Act of 1990.
  • More than 350,000 African Americans served in segregated units during World War I, mostly as support troops. Several units saw action alongside French soldiers fighting against the Germans, and 171African Americans were awarded the French Legion of Honor.
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