The Effects of War's End at Home
Amendments, strikes, riots and revolutionsby:Wesley McDaniel
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.
Attorney General Alexander Palmer
Bolshevik Revolution cartoon
American political cartoon making fun of the communist ideas in Russia
Boston Police Strike of 1919
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.
18th and 19th Amendments
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.