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CHAPTER THIRTY FIVE:  AMERICAN LIFE IN THE ROARING TWENTIES

Fear of Radicals

Red Scare

General strike in Seattle led to federal troops called in to end the “anarchy of Russia”

Rev. “Billy” Sunday helped spread fear

Attor. Gen. A Mitchell Palmer

Palmer Raidsmail bombs led to arrest of thousands and deportation of hundreds of radicals

Criminal Syndicalism Laws – arrest for speech advocating violent overthrow for social change

4 members of NY legislature denied seats because were Socialist

Ku Klux Klananti-foreign, Catholic, Jewish, Communist, pacifist, revolutionary, gambling, adultery, bootlegger, birth control

pro- Anglo Saxon, Protestant, American

5 million members by 1925

March on Washington

Governors in across country

Anti-Immigration LawsEmergency Quota Act – 1921: 3% from 1910

Immigration Act – 1924: 2% from 1890, no Japanese

ethnic variety undermined class and political solidarity!

Prohibition

18th amendment – 1919esp. popular in South and mid-west

Volstead Actdefined alcohol & enforced prohibition

speakeasies

bootlegging

gangsterismAl Capone

St. Valentine’s Day massacre

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