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03.06 War at Home How was this group treated by the U.S government during World War I? How was this group treated by other Americans during World War I? How did the group react to the way they were treated? How did World War I change the way of life for this group in the United States? African Americans The U.S. government enlisted many black men to fight in the war. African Americans moved north for job opportunities and white Americans did not like this and many riots erupted. Black men eagerly fought in WWI in order to gain citizenship and respect from white Americans for their brave efforts. The population in the North exploded and this movement of African Americans moving there became known as The Great Migration. German Americans The U.S. government would turn a blind eye to persecution of those group, among others, in hope to gain support for the war. Changing Berlin Ave to Pershing Ave and a St. Louis newspaper calling for people to destroy any remnants of Germany in their city are only 2

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