World War I: Anti-Semitism In The United States

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Though World War I may have been seen as the cause that all Americans would rally behind, it actually divided with several small but significant minorities, like immigrants, religious pacifists, anticapitalists, women, and - for a short time - the Democrats, opposing the war. Certain groups of immigrants opposed the war due to the side that the Americans supported because of “Old World prejudices… and animosities.” Irish Americans didn’t want to support the British due to a deeply embedded hatred of Great Britain, while Jews hesitated on supporting Russia because of its government’s anti-Semitism. Some German Americans were on the German side, but in reality, most supported the war and still were unfairly persecuted. Of course, religious pacifists,
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