History 1102 Study Guide

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History 1102 Study Guide 1919 WWI has ended and Wilson has stroke. Many thought that he would have been  able to resolve issues, but didn’t have any effect on those entrenched in the  struggle. Because you couldn’t strike during the war (would hurt war effort) there were a  series of strikes (2,600) 1) Feb 1919, General Strike in Seattle>Problem was in Russian Revolution  group of moderates in power were pushed to the side by extreme leftists  (Lenin) So communism takes over, Russians revel in victory and spread  revolutionary rhetoric (pamphlets) 2) April 1919, Strike crushed by troops in Seattle  3) Series of bombs being sent through the mail to Mayor of Seattle and  Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer (thought they were from  Communists in Russia)  4) Lead to suspicion of United States Steel and Bethlehem Steel lead by left- wing William Z. Foster>350,000 go on strike and 18 are killed by the  police 5) Police go on strike in Boston (Gov said police can’t strike against people) 6) Coal strike by John L. Lewis (wanted shorter work day, etc) Due to Wilson’s illness, he gives power to A. Mitchell Palmer, and Palmer calls  for courts to have injunctions so if people had strikes, they would be in violation  of injunctions and put in prison.  First time, fairly large scale of blacks come to North for work, this caused race  riot by whites not wanting blacks to take jobs Communist Party of USA 
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1) LUSK committee (NYS) had been investigating influence of Communist  party in NY; they began to raid left-wing socialists 2) Palmer thought if Communists were taking NY over, then there must be a  whole Communist conspiracy and should be watched. 3)
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