World War I And Bringing People Together



George Creel, was correct when he said World War I "welded the people together into one white-hot mass instinct of fraternity, devotion, courage, and distribution of wealth between the classes, harmony, and tolerance, launching the nation into a decade of peace, equality, and greater justice for all" Critically evaluate the statement, explaining why you agree or disagree. In your essay, discuss the effect of the War on racial relations, the treatment of immigrants, and First amendment freedoms. Explain the legacy of the war from 1919 to 1929. Explain the culture wars of the 1920s.
George Creels statement was not only incorrect, but completely opposite from the truth. The War in reality ...

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we were at war. Opponents of the war were equally criticized and were called traitors. War in reality showed that America was really a divided nation, still young, and making mistakes.
World War I showed the separation of the rich, and the lower class. The rich just got richer, while the poor went and fought the battles. "The master class has always declared the war; the subject class has always fought the battles. The master class has all to gain and nothing to lose, while the subject class has nothing to gain and all to lose-especially their lives..." (Eugene V. Debs, Page 169) This is a perfect example of how some Americans felt toward the war. Many thought America entered the war to protect its interest, which was the money and weapons that it loaned out to the allies. Eugene felt that the poor lacked a voice in Americas decisions. Eugene, like many socialists felt that in time Americas true voice would be heard, and that voice was the American working class. While the rich ...

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Added: 9/26/2004 12:04:08 PM
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