APUSH Ch 31

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APUSH Ch 31
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  1. Red Scare
    • -Lasted 1919-1920
    • -Resulted from Bolshevik revolution in 1917, which created a small Communist party in America
    • -Tension in Republic near war's end led to belief that Bolsheviks were behind it
    • -1919 - general strike in Seattle, though orderly and modest, called in federal troops to head off "the anarchy of Russia".
    • -Billy Sunday: denounced Bolsheviks
    • -Resulted in nationwide crusade against left-wingers
    • -December 1919 - shipload of 249 alleged alien radicals deported on Buford ("Soviet Ark") to "workers paradise" in Russia
    • -September 1920: unexplained Wall Street bomb blast
  2. General A. Mitchell
    • -"saw red" too easily
    • -"Fighting Quaker" nickname because he rounded up suspects with excess zeal
    • -June 1919 - bomb shattered home
  3. Response to Red Scare
    • -Legislators passed criminal syndicalism laws, anti-red statutes
    • -made unlawful the mere advocacy of violence to secure social change
    • "Free Speech" debated
    • -1920: five members of NY legislature denied seats because they were Socialists
  4. Response to Red Scare - business
    -godsend to conservative businesspeople

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