Effects of WW1

Effects of WW1

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  • Effects of the U.S Government
  • Effects of the U.S Industries 
  • Effects of U.S Socialists
  • During WW1, The Espionage Act of 1917 prohibited spying, interfering with the draft, and false statements that might stop military success (freedom of speech) In 1918, the Sedition Act made it a crime to "scorn" the government through speaking or printing statements.
  • Effects of U.S Women 
  • American industry in WWI boomed; permanently transforming the American economy. Before the war the US was known for being a debtor country. After the war, America became a net creditor. This is seen through the US. Selective Service Act which allowed the United States federal government to raise a national army for service in World War I through conscription.
  • Effects of the U.S Immigrants 
  • There were rumors that the steel strike was related to communism, this led Palmer to dispatch federal agents raiding the offices of radical and labor organizations through the country, believing they were part of the communist groups. The Red Scarce caused the IWW to be corrupted and destroyed and the socialist party eventually disappeared due to the repression imposed by the government
  • Effects of the African Americans
  • Wilson supported voting rights for women. In 1920, the US government finally ratify the 19th Amendment, allowing women to vote Support of women emerged due to the combination of women's patriotic service and the outrage over how Paul and her fellow prisoners were treated  while in jail. 
  • The Immigration Service continued evolving as the United States experienced rising immigration during the early years of the 20th century. Between 1900 and 1920 the nation admitted over 14.5 million immigrants.The outbreak of World War I greatly reduced immigration from Europe but also imposed new duties on the Immigration Service.Passport requirements imposed by a 1918 Presidential Proclamation increased agency paperwork during immigrant inspection and deportation activities. 
  • Most of the African American population remained in the South. During the 1910s, more than half a million of African Americans decided to move up to the North in cities like New York, Chicago, and other smaller cities. Although these African Americans are still working low-skilled jobs, they are provided with higher wages. 
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