Post-WWI Trends Mr. Koch US History B Forest Lake High School

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  • Post-WWI Trends Mr. Koch US History B Forest Lake High School
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  • Post-WWI Trends Red Scare intense fear/paranoia of Communism in U.S. Russian Revolution March 1917 Czar Nicholas II forced from throne Nov 1917 Vladimir Lenin & Bolsheviks take power 1918 Civil War Reds vs. Whites US backs Whites Reds win and Communism established (becomes USSR)
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  • Post-WWI Trends Palmer Raids Att. Gen. Palmer conducts arrest raids of subversives Targeted Communists, socialists, anarchists 5,000 arrested Deported many immigrants
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  • Post-WWI Trends Sacco and Vanzetti Italian immigrants convicted of robbery/murder Executed Guilty? Or easy targets?
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  • Post-WWI Trends Strikes increase, fear of Communist influence Nativism grows and immigration quotas established laissez-faire (hands off)
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  • Post-WWI Trends Growth of consumer economy Based on a lot of buying by individuals More people buying on credit installment plans Electricity & electric products boom in cities Automobiles become more common Fords Model T Assembly line improved efficiency & cost