The only effort I ever made was to state on divers[e] occasions that I was not a member of the Klan. Would Democrats in Indiana and the country cater to the secret organization for their vote or disavow them as counter to the very principles of democracy? With individual exceptions, the party chose the later, albeit feebly, inserting an anti-Klan plank in their platform at the state and national level, without calling out the organization by name. When questioned, Ralston consistently and repeatedly denied any affiliation with the Klan.
The huge number of returning veterans could not find work, something the Wilson administration had given little thought to. After the war, fear of subversion resumed in the context of the Red Scare, massive strikes in major industries steel, meatpacking and violent race riots.
Radicals bombed Wall Street, and workers went on strike in Seattle in February. Duringa series of more than 20 riotous and violent black-white race-related incidents occurred. A phenomenon known as the Red Scare took place — A series of bombings in and assassination attempts further inflamed the situation.
Mitchell Palmer conducted the Palmer Raidsa series of raids and arrests of non-citizen socialistsanarchistsradical unionists, and immigrants.
They were charged with planning to overthrow the government. Byover 10, arrests were made, and the aliens caught up in these raids were deported back to Europe, most notably the anarchist Emma Goldmanwho years before had attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick.
In fact, many did not remain "down on the farm"; there was a great migration of youth from farms to nearby towns and smaller cities. Few went to the cities with overpeople.
The history of the United States from through covers the post-World War I era, the Great Ku Klux Klan. Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of three entirely different organizations (s Roosevelt entered office with no single ideology or plan for dealing with the depression. The "new deal" was often contradictory, pragmatic, and. Constructing the Past 21 Progressive Values in the Women’s Ku Klux Klan Jackie Hill I, the undersigned, a true and loyal citizen of the United States of America, being a. However, Ralston’s progressive legacy has been overshadowed by his alleged association with the Ku Klux Klan during his United States Senate campaign. This taint on his legacy seems to stem in part from an oft-quoted sentence from David M. Chalmers’ work Hooded Americanism.
However, agriculture became increasingly mechanized with widespread use of the tractorother heavy equipment, and superior techniques disseminated through County Agentswho were employed by state agricultural colleges and funded by the Federal government.
InWoodrow Wilson campaigned for the U. During a grueling cross-country tour to promote the League, Wilson suffered a series of strokes. He never recovered physically and lost his leadership skills and was unable to negotiate or compromise.
The Senate rejected entry into the League. The Allies in turn owed large sums to the US Treasury for war loans. The US effectively orchestrated payment of reparations; under the Dawes PlanAmerican banks loaned money to Germany to pay the reparations to countries like Britain and France, which in turn paid off their own war debts to the US.
In the s, European and American economies reached new levels of industrial production and prosperity. Women participated in the Presidential and Congressional elections. Politicians responded to the new electorate by emphasizing issues of special interest to women, especially prohibition, child health, public schools, and world peace.
The main surge of women voting came inwhen the big-city machines realized they needed the support of women to elect Al Smithwhile rural dry counties mobilized women to support Prohibition and vote for Republican Herbert Hoover.
Catholic women were reluctant to vote in the early s, but they registered in very large numbers for the election—the first in which Catholicism was a major issue. Anthony and the other prominent activists had died, and apart from Alice Paul few younger women came along to replace them.
Roaring Twenties In the U. Hardingwho promised a "return to normalcy" after the years of war, ethnic hatreds, race riots and exhausting reforms. Harding used new advertising techniques to lead the GOP to a massive landslide, carrying the major cities as many Irish Catholics and Germans, feeling betrayed, deserted the Democrats.
Good times were widespread for all sectors except agriculture and coal mining. New industries especially electric power, movies, automobiles, gasoline, tourist travel, highway construction, and housing flourished.
Business interests had captured control of the regulatory agencies established before and used progressive rhetoric, emphasizing technological efficiency and prosperity as the keys to social improvement.
William Allen Whitea leading progressive spokesman, supported GOP candidate Herbert Hoover in as one who could "spiritualize" business prosperity and make it serve progressive ends. As electrification reached all the cities and towns, consumers demanded new products such as light bulbs, refrigerators, and toasters.
Inflation was high during the war, but wages went up even faster. However, unions were weak in heavy industry, such as automobiles and steel.
Their main strength was in construction, printing, railroads, and other crafts where the AFL had a strong system in place. Total union membership had soared from 2.
An aggressive spirit appeared inas demonstrated by the general strike in Seattle and the police strike in Boston. The larger unions made a dramatic move for expansion in by calling major strikes in clothing, meatpacking, steel, coal, and railroads. The corporations fought back, and the strikes failed.
The unions held on to their gains among machinists, textile workers, and seamen, and in such industries as food and clothing, but overall membership fell back to 3. Setting asthe index went to inin81 in the low point of the depressioninand in ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE Marvin D. Nathan National Chair Jonathan A.
Greenblatt CEO & National Director Kenneth Jacobson Deputy National Director Tattered obes: The State of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States 5 The most common Klan tactic, however, continues to be the spreading of fliers to broadcast their racist, anti-Semitic.
The history of the United States from through covers the post-World War I era, the Great Ku Klux Klan. Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of three entirely different organizations (s Roosevelt entered office with no single ideology or plan for dealing with the depression.
The "new deal" was often contradictory, pragmatic, and. Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is the name of a number of past and present fraternal organizations in the United States that have advocated white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, anti-Catholicism, homophobia, and nativism.
The project, “ Mapping the Second Ku Klux Klan, ,” is an animated, online map that illustrates the rise of the second Klan, which was founded in Atlanta in and spread rapidly across the country to total more than 2, local units, known as Klaverns.
The study of the ebb and flow of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States reveals a pattern: the Klan is strong when its leaders are able to capitalize on social tensions and the fears of white people; as its popularity escalates and its fanaticism leads to violence, there is greater scrutiny by law enforcement, the press and government; the Klan.
A Ku Klux Klan member leaves the U.S. Capitol building in Washington. white terrorists in southern states. insurgents were in rebellion against the authority of the United States”. By.