Chapter 32 American Life in the Roaring Twenties

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Chapter 32 American Life in the Roaring Twenties A. Intolerance- 1. define- people refusing people or ideas that are different than their own. 2. Examples a. Red Scare Bolshevik Revolution- communism taking over in Russia. Karl Marx laid down the foundation for the socialism. There is always a class struggle between the owners and the workers. He said that the owners controlled the means of production, and they also owned the land with the resources. Marx thinks the owners are exploiting the workers. Marx thought that the workers should unite and overthrow the owners. Why did the US fear a communist takeover? The government owns the land and industries in the name of the people. In the U.S we have private ownership of the businesses. The fear was that if communism took over the United States we lose private ownership. In the capitalist society, supply and demand dictates the prices. In the communist society, the state controls the prices. We felt that communism was a threat to our economic system of life. With the politics in communism there is a totalarian/dictatorship leadership. While we had democracy Post WWI-economy Shift from wartime to peacetime economy Take time Public demanding consumers goods- prices increases
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Workers-want pay raises Strikes When the people looked at the strike they thought it was the beginning of the worldwide communist revolution. There were a bunch of immigrants from Europe. Palmer Raids- thought we needed to get rid of the
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b. Sacco and Vanzetti c. Ku Klux Klan d. Prohibition e. Scopes’ Trial Clash between the urban, progressive, liberal, modern, scientific viewpoint versus the rural, conservative, religious fundamentalists Was all about the teaching of evolution vs Biblical
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course HIST 1120 taught by Professor Grigg during the Spring '08 term at UNO.

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