World War I and its Aftermath. The War’s Impact. Learning Targets. After this lesson you will: Know the causes and effects of inflation in the United States after WWI. Describe the events taking place in Seattle, Boston, and U.S. Steel related to inflation
The War’s Impact
had been on strike
and a riot broke out
remained disorganized until 1937
An African American teenager swimming in Lake Michigan on a hot July day happened to drift toward a beach restricted for whites. Whites on shore allegedly stoned him unconscious, and he drowned. Angry African Americans almost immediately marched into white neighborhoods to retaliate, while white mobs roamed African American neighborhoods attacking people and destroying property. For almost two weeks, Chicago was virtually at war. In the end, 38 people died—15 white and 23 black—and over 500 were injured.