Conservative Essay

Essay by papp1985High School, 12th grade June 2005

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As the American people are at war, their supporters cheer them on back home, working hard making war materials and doing everything they can to help out. Everything is fine the economy, everybody has jobs, everybody gets paid, and nobody has any complaints about this. As the war came to an end, all the troops head back home and now are in dire need of a job. Since the war has ended, some jobs are not needed anymore such as the building of tanks or firearms. Now with people off work and soldiers who also need work, there where thousands of people in need of money. This is when the post-war era of the 1920's begin. Many events occurred in the 1920's that show how liberal it was and how much it was needed, but I see the 1920's as a conservative note.

After the war was over, many people began to show their nativism to the country.

One group showed it in numbers, this was the "Ku Klux Klan" (KKK). The KKK was mainly made up of white males who were native-born, and would wear white hood and robe. The KKK seemed to be more of keeping the old way of life and how things used to be and are against any change in the way people live. They had efforts in trying to keep black people "in their place" and to drive Catholics, Jews, and other "foreigners" from the land. Clan members were not of famous people or anything of the sort, but in the quote of Grand Wizard Hiram Evans, Klan member, "plain people... the everyday, not highly cultured, not overly intellectualized, but entirely unspoiled and not de-Americanized, average citizens of the old stock." The Klan was into keeping everything the same, fearing that some...