The Effects of War's End at Home

Amendments, strikes, riots and revolutionsby:Wesley McDaniel

Bolshevik Revolution

V.I. Lenin returned from Exile in 1917. He joined the Bolshevik party and aided with government raids. They overtook the government on November 7. The whole purpose of this was the lack of faith in the provisional government. The loss of troops in WWI caused many to loose faith in the government, which lead to its fall.

The Palmer Raids

The Palmer Raids

General Attorney Alexander Palmer was a strictly anti-communist. After several bombings occurred in the US, one of which damaged his house, he became enraged. He started to take innocent immigrants out of their home and exporting them to Russia. 249 people were exported before he stopped.

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18th and 19th Amendments

The 18th amendment dealt with prohibition and the ban of the sale of alcohol. This amendment was eventually brought down due to difficultly of enforcing it. Bootleggers secretly made and distributed the beverages, in which most cases the government was unable to stop.

The 19th amendment was for women's suffrage. During WWI it was important that woman continued producing weapons and supplies for the war. Most of the men were out fighting in Europe, so they were able to work in the factories. After this the government noticed women were important figures, and that they deserved the right to vote.

Sacco and Vanzetti

After WWI mafia crimes and robberies were common, but Sacco and Vanzetti sparked interest in the police force. On May 5, 1920 both men were arrested and tried for a robbery crime. Their sentence was much harsher than what they should have received. This sparked the Red Scare. People became paranoid of radicals and on April 9, 1927, they were executed. Countries throughout the world protested the unfair trial.
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