DEc. 12 Notes (Red Scare)

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  • DEc. 12 Notes (Red Scare)

    1. 1. Red Scare
    2. 2. REMEMBER! Americans scapegoated radicals (people that wanted a revolution in society)!
    3. 3. <ul><li>1917 ~ Communist revolution in Russia </li></ul>Communism <ul><li>Communists believe that workers of the world will revolt against managers and destroy capitalism. </li></ul><ul><li>Want to abolish private property. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Communists were radical! </li></ul><ul><li>Plus, some communists in the U.S. were immigrants! </li></ul>American Reaction: FEAR! <ul><li>Led to suspicions of communist conspiracy to overthrow the govt. </li></ul>
    5. 6. <ul><li>1919 ~ raided groups of foreign-born radicals (some only social clubs) </li></ul><ul><li>A. Mitchell Palmer ~ U.S. Attorney General </li></ul>Palmer Raids <ul><li>1920 ~ raided the Communist parties </li></ul>
    6. 7. Palmer Raids <ul><li>Many immigrants were deported (even if they had done nothing) </li></ul>
    7. 9. Palmer Raids <ul><li>Many people were denied their Constitutional rights </li></ul>
    8. 10. The End

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