Effects of the War's End
Unrest in the United States
2 senators per state directly elected by the people
Banned the making, selling, and distributing of alchol
The Palmer Raids
- Occurred between 1919 and 1920. Were led by the US Department of Justice in an attempt to arrest foreign anarchists (believed that the government was both harmful and unnecessary) , communists, and radical leftists.
- Fueled by social unrest after World War I
- Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer encouraged the raids in the hope that it would advance his political career
- His plan backfired and ultimately destroyed his political career.
Sacco and Vanzetti
- Were Italian born anarchists who were convicted of murdering a guard and paymaster during an armed robbery of a shoe factory in Braintree, Massachusetts during 1920.
- Arguments brought against them were mostly disproven but because they were known as radicals this led the jury to indict them.
- In February of 1917 and the imperial government was overthrown
- In October the Bolshevik's were placed into power
Due to an African American teenager drowning in Lake Michigan after violating an unofficial segregation law of Chicago's beaches and being stoned by a group of white kids.
Police refused to arrest anyone and the his death sparked a riot
Total of 15 whites and 23 African Americans were killed and over 500 were injured