Society in 1920's America - Racism and Xenaphobia

Who did Chafe say contributed to increased racism with their 'seasonal allergies'?
W.A.S.P's (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants)
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What did Creveceour say American known as?
The Melting Pot
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Why did the Russian Revolution increase racial tension?
The emergence of the red scare was beginning to form
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How did the war increase xenophobia?
Renaming sauerkraut, Beethoven was banned, Cronaca Sovverisiva
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How did the war increase racism?
African-Americans were not treated democratically after the war
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What did Hoover say about African-Americans?
"They are of low mental order so they shouldn't be hired"
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In support of Scientific Racism, what did Grant say?
African-Americans and people with mental health disorders could die
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In 1925 how many members did the KKK have?
5 million
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Where did the KKK form in 1866?
Pulaski, Tennessee
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What year was the KKK reborn?
1915
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In 1920, how many members did the KKK have?
100,000
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In 1929, how many members did the KKK have?
250,000
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William Simmons wrote what book?
The Klansmen - The History of the KKK
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Who directed the film The Birth Of A Nation?
DW Griffith
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How much is the membership scheme?
$10
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What were the lynching statistics in 1920's?
95% African-American 95% Men
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How did the KKK affect the 1924 nomination?
They prevented Al Smith from getting the nomination, John Davis instead
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What did DC Stephen, The Grand Dragon, say about himself?
"I am the law in Indiana"
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Why did DC Stephenson go on trial?
He ***** his sectretary, she committed suicide and he was arrested for 2nd degree murder
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How did the government destroy the KKK?
Took away their raison d'etre
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What did the Immigration Act of 1917 declare?
Barred immigrants that couldn't speak english
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What did the Emergency Quota Act of 1921 declare?
Reduced immigration from south and east europe
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What did the National Origins Act of 1924 declare?
Reduced quota to 2% of the 1890 quota
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What did the Johnson Reed Act of 1924 declare?
Banned any immigration from Japan
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What did the unnamed immigration act of 1929 state?
Only 150,000 immigrants allowed in each year - 85% from north and west europe
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After the Russian Revolution, USA was afraid of invasion. Which sea separates USA and Russia?
Bering Sea
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In 1919, how many people went on strike which contributed to the Red Scare?
4 million
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What did General Palmer do in retaliation of his house being burned down?
He commissioned the Palmer Raids in 1919
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Why were Sacco and Vanzetti arrested?
They were accused of robbery and murder
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What did their judge Webster Theyer refer to Sacco and Vanzetti as?
"Anarchist bastards"
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