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WW1 German Americans
Transcript of WW1 German Americans
During World War 1 german American
life What About German American Life? Well... The first German - 1608 Jamestown germany from then on, they grew. 1790 Population reached 100,000 1,000,000 1850s Population Reached 1,500,000 1880 Population reached 2,300,000 1910 population Reached For Comparison, America's Population was roughly 92,000,000 Roughly 2.5 percent being German Germans were very Prosperous and influential 1821 1860 200 1894 800 World War 1 1914-1918 Started because the Archduke of Austria was a assassinated After the war started but before america had joined Rallies, speeches, gatherings, propaganda, Allegiance until American had joined the war Suddenly pro-german attitudes stopped Quickly many restrictions were placed on the GermAn americans gERman publishing was stopped schools stopped teachIng german names of streets, town, and even surnames were changed Because they were german it became very hard to find a job Boycotts on German goods self defense, precautions Governor of Iowa Babel Proclamation the Extent of Social control No reported murders there was no brutal beatings of people violation of rights a general distaste for anything german