Effects of the War's End

How the wars end effected the lives of people

17th Amendment

Amends Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution to provide for the direct election of Senators by the people of a state.

18th Amendment

Prohibited alcohol in the United States, which made the production, transport and sale of alcohol illegal (but not the consumption).

19th Amendment

Gave women the right to vote as equals.


Wanted for Murder

Ferdinando Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891 – August 23, 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888 – August 23, 1927) were suspected anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery of a shoe factory in the United States. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927.

Raided for Deportation

The Palmer Raids were attempts by the United States to arrest and deport radical leftists. The raids and arrests occurred in November 1919 and January 1920 under the leadership of Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer.

Rioting for Victory

Mass racial violence, also called race riots can include such disparate events as:

  • attacks on Irish Catholics, the Chinese and other immigrants in the 19th century.
  • attacks on Native Americans and Americans over the land.
  • attacks on Italian immigrants in the early 20th century, and Mexicans and Puerto Ricans in the later 20th century.
  • attacks on African Americans that occurred in addition to the lynchings in the period after reconstruction through the first half of the 20th century.

Russian and Bolshevik Revolution

On Nov. 7, 1917, Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place as forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin overthrew the provisional government of Alexander Kerensky.
The Seattle General Strike of 1919 was a five-day general work stoppage by over 65,000 workers, which lasted from February 6 to February 11 of that year. Dissatisfied workers in several unions began the strike to gain higher wages after two years of WW1 wage controls.

When We Go on Strike Police Are Called, When Policed Go on Strike...?

The Boston Police rank went out on strike on September 9, 1919, in order to receive recognition for their trade union and improvements in wages and working conditions.

Brandi Byerly