The effect of the war's end at home


Troops coming back home

The troops returned home from the war beaten and battered. Many were wounded severely and others had lost limbs as seen in this photograph.

The Palmer Raids

In 1919 Woodrow Wilson appointed A. Mitchell Palmer as his attorney general. Palmer recruited John Edgar Hoover as his special assistant and together they used the Espionage Act and the Sedition Act to launch a campaign against radicals and left-wing organizations.

Race Riots

An increased desire and urgency of many African Americans for full equality came with their participation in World War I and the great migration of more than one million blacks by 1918 who had left the South for jobs in the North and the West.