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A_CHAPTER20 - Politics of the Roaring Twenties The United...

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Model T Ford. Politics of the Roaring Twenties The United States seeks postwar normality and isolation. The standard of living soars amid labor unrest, immigration quotas, and the scandals of the Harding administration. NEXT
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NEXT Politics of the Roaring Twenties SECTION 1 SECTION 2 SECTION 3 America Struggles with Postwar Issues The Harding Presidency The Business of America
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Section 1 America Struggles with Postwar Issues A desire for normality after the war and a fear of communism and “foreigners” lead to postwar isolationism. NEXT
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Postwar Trends The Effects of Peace on the Public • War leaves Americans exhausted; debate over League divides them • Economy adjusting: cost of living doubles; farm, factory orders down - soldiers take jobs from women, minorities - farmers, factory workers suffer Nativism —prejudice against foreign-born people— sweeps nation Isolationism —pulling away from world affairs— becomes popular Americans Struggle with Postwar Issues 1 SECTION NEXT Chart
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The Red Scare Communism —economic, political system, single- party government - ruled by dictator - no private property • 1919 Vladimir I. Lenin, Bolsheviks, set up Communist state in Russia • U.S. Communist Party forms; some Industrial Workers of the World join • Bombs mailed to government, businesses; people fear Red conspiracy • Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer takes action 1 SECTION NEXT Fear of Communism Continued . . . Image
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continued Fear of Communism The Palmer Raids • Palmer, J. Edgar Hoover hunt down Communists, socialists, anarchists Anarchists oppose any form of government • Raids trample civil rights, fail to find evidence of conspiracy 1 SECTION NEXT Continued . . .
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continued Fear of Communism Sacco and Vanzetti • Red Scare feeds fear of foreigners, ruins reputations, wrecks lives • 1920, Sacco and Vanzetti , Italian immigrants, anarchists, arrested - charged with robbery, murder - trial does not prove guilt • Jury finds them guilty; widespread protests in U.S., abroad - Sacco, Vanzetti executed 1927 1 SECTION NEXT Image
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Limiting Immigration Anti-Immigrant Attitudes
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course GOVT 131 taught by Professor Kenroberts during the Fall '07 term at Cornell.

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A_CHAPTER20 - Politics of the Roaring Twenties The United...

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