Prohibition in all 50 States?

Ku Klux Klan strikes again

The Times of Now

Ryan Dempsey

Zinzia Morales

January 1929

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Public speaks out against Prohibition

Nativist's in the states of Nebraska, New York, Virginia and California all speak out about how the new law that's going to be passed banning all alcohol production is "great news". Nativist's, the people born in the United States are less likely to approve of the new law opposed to immigrants who have moved here in the past years.


1. http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/

2. https://prohibition.osu.edu

Table of Contents

Nativists Pg. 3

Politics Pg. 4

Court Cases Pg. 5

Scopes Monkey Trial Pg. 6

Detailed Topics Pg. 8-10

Letter to the Editor Pg. 11

Political Cartoon Pg. 12

Three laws passed by nativist's to get rid of immigrants.

Immigration Act of 1921, Immigration Act of 1924, National Origins Act of 1924

Nativists are feeling they are on the sidelines. So they've been passing several acts out. One of them is the Immigration Act of 1921. This is the first law passed in U.S history that limits the amount of Southern and Eastern Europeans from coming to the U.S, this is because Americans think that immigrants are being threatened to take their jobs. Another law passed is the Immigration Act of 1924. This law limits annual immigration from certain countries and favors those who have families in other countries and skills in jobs, these are people who are allowed to immigrate. The last law that passed is the National Origins Act of 1924 It restricts Southern and Eastern Europeans from immigrating and doesn't allow Asians or non whites to enter the U.S.


1. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/immigration-act

2. http://www.inmotionaame.org/glossary/glossary_term.cfm?id=298

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Politics

Teapot Dome Scandal and Kellogg Briand Pact

This is one of the biggest bribery scandals of time. It was said that some petroleum was released to the Teapot Dome and to two other locations cheaper than what oil is worth. Warren G. Harding, our 29th President of the U.S. was found to be involved in this scandal. Another topic of interest is the Kellogg Briand Pact. This is an international agreement in which signatory stats promised not to use war to resolve "disputes or conflicts of whatever nature.


1. http://www.britannica.com/event/Teapot-Dome-Scandal

2. https://history.state.gov/milestones/1921-1936/kellogg

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Court Cases

Red Scare, Palmer Raids, Sacco & Vanzetti, and Schenk vs. U.S.

There's been a series of court cases brought up recently. The first one began after the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917. This was the Red Scare. It promoted fear of a potential rise of communism and radical anarchism. This one was about worker revolution and political radicalism. Another court case were the Palmer Raids. They intended to capture, arrest and deport radical leftists, especially anarchists. This took place January of 1920. Also, the case was under Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer. The next court case is of Sacco & Vanzetti. These were Italian born U.S. anarchists, who were convicted of murdering a guard and a paymaster, and it took place April 15, 1920 in South Braintree, MA. The last court case brought up is Schenk vs. U.S. This was a decision concerning the Espionage Act of 1917, which was bringing up the draft and it was a criminal offense.


1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Scare

2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacco_and_Vanzetti

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Scopes Monkey Trial

This trial is still talked about even though it has been 4 years since then. The Scopes Monkey Trial. John Copes was charged on May 5, 1925, for violating Tennessee's Butler Act. The act prohibited teaching of evolution in Tennessee. He was found guilty and fined $100. William J. Bryan supported prohibition and attacked these ideas. He was part of this trial. Clarence Darrow was the defensive lawyer, and lost against William J. Bryan.


1. http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/monkey-trial-begins

2. http://www.ushistory.org/us/47b.asp

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Detailed Topics

Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey is a Jamaican political leader and a staunch proponent of the Black Nationalism movement. The impact was so big that about 4 million members were and still are a part of this growing movement. It's popularity is spooking the U.S. government, He is imprisoned and deported on charges of mail fraud.


1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcus_Garvey

2. http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/marcus-garvey

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Henry Ford

He is an American industrialist and founder of Ford Motor Company. He developed and manufactured the first automobile, the Model T. The Model T is revolutionizing transportation. He is one of the richest and best known person in the U.S. He is also revolutionizing American industry and social affairs. Something very interesting about him is that he sponsored Americanization schools for immigrants.


1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford

2. https://www.thehenryford.org/exhibits/hf/

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Farming

Farmers are taking it the hardest these days. They made record profits during WW1, but foreign countries went to growing their own grain in their countries, which led to overproduction in America. 1 in 4 farms were sold. Farming depression is so bad that more than 600,000 farmers are bankrupt. 2 million people are unemployed which made it impossible to buy consumer goods.


1. http://www.dhahranbritish.com/history/A9_Farming20s.htm

2. http://www.ushistory.org/us/49c.asp

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Letter to the Editor

Dear Mr. Editor,

I don't know how to deal with the prohibition law. I think we should repeal this law, since it seems it's only bringing more problems to our country. Crime rate has gone up, one can't even walk on the streets anymore. People are saying that even government officials are not following the laws that even made. And if we legalized alcohol we could pay off the war debt of the U.S. Making alcohol legal could lower the crime rate and pay off debt. Please do something in the matter. I can not stand seeing the streets of the country being filled with illegal crime. Announce this to every other newspapers so that the government can do something.

Sincerely,

Peter Smith

Political Cartoon

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Analyzing

Symbolism- The Wall: Separates U.S. and foreign countries.

Exaggeration- The bomb as a head: Not knowing if they were gonna attack.

Labeling- The Bag (UNDESIRABLE): The immigrants were not welcomed in the U.S.

Irony- The cartoonist felt immigrants were not liked and often left out.


1. What issue is this political cartoon about?

Immigration

2.What do you think is the cartoonist’s opinion on this issue?

He is against immigrants coming to the U.S.

3. What other opinion can you imagine another person having on this issue?

A U.S. nativist would be against immigrants, since they take over jobs for cheaper pay.

4.Did you find this cartoon persuasive? Why or why not?

Yes, it helped see how people saw immigrants in another way.

5. What other techniques could the cartoonist have used to make this cartoon more persuasive?

He could of made immigrants look dangerous, which would make people not like them even more.