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1920’s DBQ

1920’s DBQ - 1920s DBQ After the disastrous...

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1920’s DBQ After the disastrous sensation that World War I brought to the United States, some Americans were desperate for a return to “normalcy” while others sought change. The end of the War caused America to have a more isolationist view upon foreign influences. This radical approach created racial tensions within the country that were uncontrollable and greatly affected the social aspect of the country. Also, isolationism provided an explosion of new technologies and innovations that improved the American lifestyle. A division of thought within the people of the American Society made for a period with the Victorian age colliding with the new Jazz age. The tension was manifested through immigration acts, cultural movements and economic expansion. This period of tension between the traditional paradigm and the new nostalgia was related to the desire for a uniform society, rebelliousness, and rapid technological advances. Following The Great War, American society shifted toward a closed-door policy and away from the previous welcoming of immigration. In the late 1800’s, there was a surge of immigrants that came to the United States because of pull factors such as: job opportunities, religious freedom, and new agricultural opportunities (EV 577). To accompany the dramatic increase in immigrants, Ellis Island was built to replace Castle Garden (EV 579). The increase in immigration was “spoiling the broth” with the “unassimilated aliens” (Doc. Q).
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