Race discrimination was preasant in World War 1. A lot of African Americans were eager to join the U.S. army. Most saw the war as an opportunity to demonstrate their patriotism and show they are equal citizens. They believed that if their race sacrificed for the war effort the government would have no choice but to reward them with better if not equal civil rights. Over one million African Americans responded to the draft sign ups.
Which World War was Greater? World War One and World War Two were both two major wars that significantly changed how the world is today. World War One began to modernize how militaries fought wars; however, World War Two changed the world completely, especially in America. World War Two gave way to civil rights movements, women independence, and increased weapon power. The war allowed African Americans to fight on the fronts alongside the white troops overseas, which sparked the Civil Rights Movement when they returned home to segregation.
The South implemented many unjust laws to still allow the whites to stay ahead and to keep the blacks poor and dependent. Overall, though, I believe that the North and the former slaves won because of the outcome of the Civil War. Although the effects of the war were not immediate for the slaves and abolition did not automatically mean freedom and equality for slaves, the war and the legislation that followed it set the groundwork for the advancement of black people. The thirteenth through the fifteenth amendments helped to pave the way for blacks to enjoy the same opportunities as whites. Obviously the North achieved its objective of reuniting the country and preserving the Union.
White southerners viewed African Americans as their workers. They have lived with this mindset for so long, causing their transition to be challenging compared to the transition of the slaves in the north. The Civil War was meant to end slavery in the United States, but the victory could not keep prejudiced feelings and beliefs away. The newly freed African Americans who lived in the South ... ... middle of paper ... ...h past prejudices and previous beliefs elongated the process of desegregation, African Americans were still successful and were able to be free. Works Cited Brannen, Daniel, Clay Hanes, and Rebecca Valentine.
Reconstruction was to aid the South in rebuilding infrastructure damaged in the war but also to help people reconcile the cultural, social and economic changes that came with the end of slavery. Republicans believed that once black men had the right to vote, they could effect and improve their living and economic situations. (Gillon p. 577) Thus, the campaign for black enfranchisement originated. However, the nation struggled to adapt to the end of slavery. Individuals were challenged at the psychological, soci... ... middle of paper ... ...le the battlefields were empty the deep-rooted ideologies and reasons for the war persisted and returned home.
Racial discrimination was going on in the United States for centuries, even before our founding fathers formed. Discrimination in the racial aspect was still strongly profound in America even after the formation of the founding fathers and the United States Constitution. When the Constitution was written African Americans inherited a limited amount of civil rights but civil rights nonetheless. Not only were there clauses presented in the Constitution that prevented the African Americans from exercising their rights but they were also strongly discouraged to practice the civil rights that were given to them. The discouragement came from the dominant White American extremists.
Throughout American history, African Americans have had to decide whether they belonged in the United States or if they should go elsewhere. Slavery no doubtfully had a great impact upon their decisions. However, despite their troubles African Americans made a grand contribution and a great impact on both armed forces of the Colonies and British. "The American Negro was a participant as well as a symbol. "; (Quarles 7) African Americans were active on and off the battlefield, they personified the goal freedom, the reason for the war being fought by the Colonies and British.
Few people have heard of the Harlem Renaissance, let alone know what a large impact it had on society today. During World War One, African Americans had fought alongside whites to defeat their enemies. However, they were welcomed home with the same cruel, unfair prejudice as before the war. Although slavery had been abolished long ago, many Caucasians still held a serious grudge against the black population in general. Very little of African American culture had trickled through the enormous racial dam built by Caucasians at that time.
The power of the KKK and the nativists had a severe impact of the expansion of diversity in America. Both powers united stopped different races and cultures from entering the country. Originally, immigrants came to fill in the vacant jobs of the soldiers fighting in the war, however the united forces believed that they had no place on American soil. While the outcomes of the Harlem Renaissance were positive and created a comfortable living experience for African Americans, the results of the actions of the KKK and the nativists negatively affected immigrants who aspired to come to America. These cultural conflicts of the 1920’s made life for some easier, while it made it more challenging for others.
She used her good and bad past experiences as influences for her works. The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural movement of blacks that helped changed their identity. Creative expression flourished because it was the only chance blacks had to express themselves in any way and be taken seriously. World War I and the need for workers up North were a few pull factors for the migration and eventually the Renaissance. A push was the growing discrimination and danger blacks were being faced with in the southern cities.