Introduction into 1920

Ms. Grilli

Set: At the Bell
• Think about our last unit from what you learned from that, what do you think the 1920’s were like?
– Write this response in your journal

End of War Brought:
1.Renewed isolationism, in which the United States pulled away from involvement in world affairs 2.A resurgence of nativism, or suspicion of foreign- born people 3.A trend toward political conservatism that caused a turning away from the governmental activism of the progressive era

Red Scare
•I 1 9 1 9 a n d 1 9 2 0 , A m e ri n s b e ca m e n ca p a n i d a n d p a ra n o i , co n vi ce d th a t cke d n co m m u n i sts w e re h i i g a n d co n sp i n g d n ri e ve ryw h e re i th e co u n try. n •H u n d re d s o f American Communist Party and Socialist Party members were arrested.

A. Mitchell Palmer – Attorney General who decided to take action to combat the “Red Scare”.
T h e Pa l e r R a i s. m d •Pa l e r se n t m g o ve rn m e n t a g e n ts to h u n t dow n su sp e cte d C om m uni , st so ci l st, a n d ai a n a rch i st •N o m o re ci l vi ri h tsg i va d i g n n

Sacco and Vanzetti Case:

•The Emergency Quota Act of 1921 and the National Origins Act of 1924 made it much more difficult for immigrants to enter the USA.

The Klan Rises Again
As a result of the Red Scare the Ku Klux Klan became renewed

•T h e y b e l e ve d i ke e p i g th e b l cks “ i th e i p l ce ” , i n n a n r a d e stro yi g sa l o n s, o p p o si g u n i n s, a n d d ri n g R o m a n n o n o vi C a th o l cs, J w s, a n d fo re i n - b o rn p e o p l o u t o f th e i e g e co u n try. I a l o p p o se d u n i n o rg a n i rs a n d h e l e d t so o ze p e n fo rce p ro h i i o n . b ti •I 1 9 2 5 n e a rl 6 0 , 0 0 0 K K K m e m b e rs m a rch e d a l n g n y o Pe n n syl n i a ve n u e i W a sh i g to n D . C . to d e m o n stra te va a n n th e o rg a n i ti n ’ s n e w stre n g th a n d d e te rm i a ti n za o n o

A time of Labor Unrest
•A n o th e r p o st w a r co n fl ct i fo rm e d b e tw e e n l b o r a n d a m anagem ent 1. B o sto n Po l ce S tri i ke 2. T h e S te e lM i lS tri l ke 3. T h e C o a lM i e rs S tri n ke •La b o r M o ve m e n t l se s o appeal

Closure: Journal Entrée
Copy and answer the three questions below in your journal

Closure Questions: • What impact did the Russian Revolution have on the United States • Explain how the Red Scare, the Sacco and Vanzetti case, and the rise of the KKK reflected concerns held by many Americans. • What evidence suggests that strikes were a risky activity for workers

Homework: Writing Response
Homework must be typed and is due the following day in class.

• What factors led union organizers to call so many strikes? • Think about
– Economic factors – Labor leaders determination to fight for workers rights