Immigration, Prohibition, and Harlem renaissance
The nineteen twenties were a time of change of all sorts, from prohibition and immigration to the Harlem renaissance, the changes that happened in this time changed the United States till the end of time.
"Trying to save the world", too much of an expectation for a country, "trying to save yourself and your own country", this seems a little more possible. America tries to do this in a way that, on paper seemed to work, but in the real world brought contention. Vicente Fox has a great take on Prohibition: "Prohibition didn't work in the garden of Eden. Adam ate the fruit". Sure prohibition seems like a good idea, the fact that if their wasn't any alcohol in the world then the amount of deaths might go down sounds like a good plan except for the fact that it would lead to illegal trafficking of alcohol, which would get the people who want it for all the wrong reasons, alcohol. Starting prohibition brought organized crime to the surface of the crime field, making all the wrong people powerful.
the Harlem renaissance was another great change in the way things were done in the United States. When the African Americans came up from the south to the north they mostly settled into Harlem, New York. While here some of the African Americans started a musical revolution. This majored in the Cotton Club with the theatrics of the new form that the African Americans created, Jazz. Rudolph fisher gives his opinion on the Harlem Renaissance with saying, "In Harlem, black was white. You had rights that could not be denied you; you had privileges, protected by law. And you had money. Everybody in Harlem had money. It was a land of plenty.
Immigration played a large role in changing the country by giving America a higher population, making things harder for the citizens already here and in doing so made an output for the media to direct growing anger and confusion. Through this output the rise of rage on immigration began, giving the KKK more members who supported the eviction of immigrants. Immigration in turn then made welfare an issue in the sense of more people coming in and needing assistance from governing forces such as the local church or outreach program which makes outreach smaller for everyone and gets everyone agitated. George Washington gives a memorable statement about immigration as he says "I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted part of mankind, to whatever nation they might belong.
This cartoon means that the unemployed man is about to drown and the top man wants to move down and take out the bottom man out of " equality of sacrifice"