War and Social Change in
World War 1
By: Jenn V.
World War 1
changed the lives of African Americans and women forever. African Americans were divided in half. W.E. Du Bois believed African Americans
should support the war. He believed it
would strengthen calls for racial justice.
They were living in American and since they were in America
they should support the war. William
Monroe Trotter had a strong belief that African American shouldn’t go to war
and shouldn’t be supporting a racist government. Despite all the controversy
of racism and the war. African
Americans backed American and the war.
African American started to move to cities in the north. This shift was already starting in the late
19th century before the war even started. But after the Jim Crow laws
in the south and the turn of the century. Many people started to go
north real fast. There were more job
When men went to war,
there were many jobs left that were not filled.
Women moved into jobs that used to be held by men. Jane Adam was very active in the peace
founded the peace party in 1915. The
services of women helped the support of women suffrage. In 1919, the congress passed the 19th
amendment that granted women the right to vote.
This amendment changed the lives of women forever.