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American Pageant Chapter 31 Outline

  • Submitted by: Cjlance1
  • on April 12, 2015
  • Category: History
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SEEING RED
  * The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia inspired a small-scale rise of the Communist party in America.
  * In response to the rise, General A. Mitchell Palmer led the “red scare,” which rounded up Communist suspects all across the nation.
  * This episode also introduced criminal syndicalism laws and the American plan.
  * The anti-red fervor of this time was encompassed in the Sacco and Vanzetti case, during which two radicals were electrocuted for alleged murder.
HOODED HOODLUMS OF THE KKK
  *   The KKK experienced a resurgence in the 1920s.
  * In addition to the blacks, the 1920s KKK also was against foreigners, Catholics, Jews, and many other minority groups.
  * The Klan spread rapidly in the Midwest and the South (aka the Bible Belt).
  * The order suddenly disbanded in the late 1920s.
STEMMING THE FOREIGN FLOOD
  * Due to another fresh wave of significant immigration, Congress was forced to pass the Emergency Quota Act of 1921 to cut the number of European migrants.
  * The Immigration Act of 1924 again restricted immigration and completely cut off the Japanese immigrants.
  * Ethnic difference made labor unions extremely difficult to organize.
  * Horace Kallen and Randolph Bourne fought for extended rights and easier assimilation for immigrants.
THE PROHIBITION “EXPERIMENT”
  * The Eighteenth Amendment was passed in 1919, authorizing prohibition.
  * The south and the west generally favored prohibition, while the eastern areas were vehemently against the 18th Amendment.
  * Common people resorted to breaking the law in many ways to obtain their beloved alcohol, including bribery.
  * Beverages with high alcoholic content became increasingly more popular.
MAKERS OF AMERICA: THE POLES
  * The Poles were among the largest immigrant groups to set foot in America and first arrived at Jamestown in 1606.
  * The Poles had an exceptionally high birthrate, and this caused significant economic stress and formed a...

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