APUSH Extra Work - Race Riots
Updated: 2/25/2020
APUSH Extra Work - Race Riots

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  • AMERICA FIRST AMERICA FIRST
  • ON STRIKE!
  • ON STRIKE!
  • ON STRIKE!
  • JIM CROW ETIQUETTE AND LAWS
  • During the World War I, labor unions had promised not to strike in order to support the war effort. With the war over, however, they could strike again!
  • Laborers went on strike in great numbers. Workers in industries such as steel and coal fought for better working conditions and higher wages.
  • Meanwhile, the combination of Jim Crow in the South and the economic opportunities in the North encouraged thousands of African-Americans to partake in the Great Migration northward.
  • These economic opportunities were often due to the numerous strikes. Many African-Americans were hired as "strikebreakers", which meant they were hired by companies in place of striking workers. This undermined whatever strike was taking place.
  • The KKK also witnessed a revival at this time, promoting "Americanization" and violent discrimination against anyone who was not a white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant.
  • This "New KKK" was especially significant because their marches occurred all over the nation, including the North; It was no longer solely in the Jim Crow South.
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