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Unformatted text preview: 2-21-07War and American SocietyI. LaborA. Issues1. Full-time employment since immigration from Europe dropped due to the war2. African Americans and women of all races get more jobs that they wouldn't have done in the past3. Increase in pay and benefits as well as shorter workdays, but inflation...4. Some businesses and industries expanded their welfare and social benefits (Corporate welfare)5. The government's Department of Labor tried to match employers with laborersB. Sot Threat1. Bolshevik Revolution of 1917a) Lenin and Trotskyb) Communist Party – Government is running corporationc) American Legion – Became a patriotic and anti-radical group, and gained a lot of members in this time.2. Red Scare – Anti-communist sentiment happened around 1919 and 1920 a) Political intolerance – Nervous because of the Bolshevik Revolutionb) attorney general, A. Mitchell Palmer – responsible for the following and tracking of many Americans that were suspected of being Communistsc) Palmer Raids – Arrested about 4,000 people without warrants and without council.c) Palmer Raids – Arrested about 4,000 people without warrants and without council....
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 1116 taught by Professor Kmurphy during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '07