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Nativism Rises

As we have seen in the last few months, there has been an increased rise of nativism among Americans. Americans have gained an increased amount of pride from being American-born. With this, many Americans have also become much more critical of foreigners emigrating to America and of anyone foreign born.

Because of the negativity towards the foreigners, new acts have been set into place to save us from these foreigners. The Emergency Quota Act (1921) has been passed which restricted the immigration of foreigners into the United States. The National Origins Act (1924) has been passed which penalizes Japanese and southern and eastern European would-be immigrants. These new laws are just like the laws that were to ban the use red flags by how they protected us from the evil of the foreigners.


The secret organization, The Ku Klux Klan, is gaining members at an outstanding rate. This gain of members has to do with the rise of nativism among Americans. With the aggression towards foreigners, the KKK is gathering chosen members of their association to become candidates for to run for mayors in multiple states. We have found that not only are people of low-class part of the KKK, but even well respected individuals such as doctors, lawyers, etc. are loyal supporters of the Ku Klux Klan.


It has been found that our 29th president, Warren G. Harding, formerly mayor of Ohio, was part of a government scandal. This scandal involved the Navy oil reserve, which is located in Wyoming, secretly dealing with private companies. Because this oil reserved belong to the government, they are the ones that can be blamed for this. This heinous act was known as The Teapot Dome Scandal.
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America recently signed an international agreement for peace among multipul other countries. This agreement is called the Kellogg-Briand Pact and it is an agreement that states that countries in the agreement will not settle conflicts with war. If this agreement is broken then the parties which broken it shall be denied the benefits of the treaty.


Practically the aspect or art of aeronautics including the design, production, development, operation, and aircraft. The actual word was named by french writer and former naval officer Gabriel La Landelle in 1873, from the verb "avier" (synonymous flying), itself derived from the Latin word "avis" ("bird") and the suffix "-ation". The aviation industry is the business sector involved with operating and manufacturing all sorts of aircraft. Aviation also influences many industries associated with airline travel. Manufacturing with aircraft is big business! Aircraft manufacturers employ thousands of people such as McDonnel Douglas, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and
Pratt-Whitney. These companies have contracts with huge airlines in the United States and overseas.
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Henry Ford

He was often considered a man of extreme hardhead practicality. He was an american leader of the late nineteenth century, made the assembly line technique of mass production, and that is where the model T automobile came from. Henry was the founder of Ford Motor Company and initiated the era of mass consumption and mass production in the American economy.While working as an engineer for the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit, Henry Ford (1863-19470 built his first gasoline-powered horseless carriage known as the Quadricycle in the shed behind his home.


An economy or an economic system consists of the production which consists of the distribution or trade, production and consumption of limited goods and services by different agents in a given geological location.The economic agents can be individuals, businesses, organizations, or governments

Our Letter

The Ku Klux Klan was a secret society dedicated to the supremacy of white people. It began in the south and attempted to terrorize many southern blacks. The Klan can be divided into five different eras: The End of the War (& Pulaski Six), The Reconstruction, The Klan mobilization, The Reign of Terror, and The End of the First Era. Each one of these stages was brought out by economic and social changes. They were also at some point in time in an escalation in racial standings. The Ku Klux Klan is extremely scary and terrifying, I can’t quite understand how our own people, fellow Americans, could be so horrendous! Just the very name of the kkk can send shivers down anyone's spine, they will not stop until they get what they want. For example, whipping innocent southern blacks, burned crosses outside of black people's homes, they even went as far as torturing people and killing innocent children. The KKK did a great job of putting fear into slaves, they started off by seeming like ghosts to the slaves; not hurting them in any way. As the slaves started to ignore the kkk and become a little bit more comfortable with them, that’s when all the violence broke out, burning people alive, killing/torturing anyone who was different from them, the kkk wanted everyone to agree with their sick ways and forced it upon them. The KKK wore white robes and masks over their faces to hide their identity. They would shoot into people’s houses, burn their houses down and lynch families of blacks. Basically they hated the blacks and a little while after that they started to hate catholics and Jews too. They would shoot into people's houses, burn their houses down and lynch families of blacks. basically they hated the blacks and a little while after they started to hate catholics and Jews too. They thought what they were doing was right and thought it was what God wanted. The white americans thought they were superior over the blacks and wanted to prove that in very horrible ways. This was a horrible time period and I wouldn’t wish anyone to go through that.

Our Political Cartoon

This political cartoon uses Symbolism because the arm symbolises the KKK which is scaring all the people.

  1. What issue is this political cartoon about? It is about the KKK overriding the public and destroying everything in it’s way.

  2. What do you think is the cartoonist’s opinion on this issue? I feel the cartoonist thinks that the KKK was a very strong and powerful group that was extremely dangerous too.

  3. What other opinion can you imagine another person having on this issue? Any other person would agree with this political cartoon and also agree that this was a major problem back in the 1920’s and we would never want to bring something like that back.

  4. Do you find this cartoon persuasive? why or why not? I find it somewhat persuasive because it is showing the KKK as a huge arm that is destroying everything in its way and shows the terrified people running away.

  5. What other techniques could the cartoonist have used to make this cartoon more persuasive? The cartoonist could have added more arms (the kkk) to make it look more terrifying and also have more destruction in the background.
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Red Scare

In the 1920’s, there was a thing called the Red Scare and it was basically a period of time with people lived in fear of the communists after World War I. The U.S. supreme court ruled in the state of New York that no communists could be teachers there because of the fear of communists in the 1920’s or the roaring ages. Part of the reason why they made this law was because they were still afraid that the communists would come together and teacher the young students about communism and the Red Scare would happen all over again. However, even though they said that the law be for ALL people who didn’t overthrow the government it was really biased towards the communists because they were really scared about them overthrowing the government.

Palmer Raids

The Palmer Raids actually happened while the Red Scare was actually going on. What the Palmer Raids actually were is multiple raids by the United States Court of Justice used to capture and get all the leftists and anarchists. They happened at the very beginning of the 1920’s and ended shortly after that. Since the 1920’s, Congress has always supported the Palmer Raids, however, they changed their minds because of the national backlash it caused which created different unions and made a joke of the United States Supreme Justice Court. Constitutional conversations are always welcome, and the one we’re having now could clarify the meaning of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibitions on unreasonable searches and seizures.

Sacco and Vanzetti

In the 1920’s this was a murder trial that lasted 7 seven years in Massachusetts. The trial resulted from the murders in South Braintree, Massachusetts, on April 15, 1920, of F.A. Parmenter, paymaster of a shoe factory, and Alessandro Berardelli, the guard accompanying him, in order to secure the payroll that they were carrying. On May 5 Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian anarchists who had immigrated to the United States in 1908, one a shoemaker and the other a fish peddler, were arrested for the crime. On May 31, 1921, they were brought to trial before Judge Webster Thayer of the Massachusetts Superior Court, and on July 14 both were found guilty by verdict of the jury. The two men were sentenced to death on April 9, 1927.

Schneck and United States

United States Supreme Court decision concerning enforcement of the Espionage Act of 1917 during World War I. A unanimous Supreme Court, in a famous opinion by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., concluded that defendants who distributed leaflets to draft-age men, urging resistance to induction, could be convicted of an attempt to obstruct the draft, a criminal offense. The First Amendment did not alter the well-established law in cases where the attempt was made through expressions that would be protected in other circumstances. In this opinion, Holmes said that expressions which in the circumstances were intended to result in a crime, and posed a "clear and present danger" of succeeding, could be punished.

John Scopes

The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes and commonly referred to as the Scopes Monkey Trial, was an American legal case in 1925 in which a substitute high school teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee's Butler Act, which made it unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school.[1] The trial was deliberately staged to attract publicity to the small town of Dayton, Tennessee, where it was held. Scopes was unsure whether he had ever actually taught evolution, but he purposely incriminated himself so that the case could have a defendant.
The trial served its purpose of drawing intense national publicity, as national reporters flocked to Dayton to cover the big-name lawyers who had agreed to represent each side.

Clarence Darrow

The trial turned into a media circus. When the case was opened on July 14, journalists from across the land descended upon the mountain hamlet of Dayton. Preachers and fortune seekers filled the streets. Entrepreneurs sold everything from food to Bibles to stuffed monkeys. The trial became the first ever to be broadcast on radio. Scopes himself played a rather small role in the case: the trial was reduced to a verbal contest between Darrow and Bryan. When Judge John Raulston refused to admit expert testimony on the validity of evolutionary theory, Darrow lost his best defense.

William Bryan Jennings

The eight-day Scopes trial took a toll on Bryan. He suffered from diabetes. The stifling heat of the courtroom depleted his energy. The national press depicted him in an unflattering light. Reporter H. L. Mencken came to Dayton expressly to "get Bryan." In daily reports to The Baltimore Sun Mencken mocked Bryan as an "old buzzard" and a "tinpot pope." "It is a tragedy indeed," he wrote, "to begin life as a hero and to end it as a buffoon."William Jennings Bryan in courtroom On the seventh day of the trial, Bryan fell into a trap when the defense team led by Clarence Darrow called him to the stand as an expert witness on the Bible.

The Outcome Of It All

However, from the longer view, the trial might better be regarded as an opening scene in an ongoing American drama. But opposition to the teaching of evolution flourishes today in efforts to remove it from public school curricula or to have it share its place with so-called “creation science.”

Table of Contents

1 Nativism Rises


3 Care For Some Tea

4 The Step To World Peace

5 Aviation

6 Henry Ford

7 Economy

8 Our Letter

9 Our Political Cartoon

10 Red Scare

11 Palmer Raids

12 Sacco Vanzetti

13 Schneck and United States

14 John Scopes

15 Clarence Darrow

16 William Bryan Jennings

17 The Outcome of It All


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