Life Magazine

"Communism in the U.S.A?"

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Has Communism Begun It's Toll on The Country?

Produced by,

Abraham Dominguez, Kerrigan Hill


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Table of Contents

Page 1.... Cover Page of "Life Magazine"

Page 2... Table of Contents

Page 3... Nativism in America? What's That?

Page 4...The Tea Pot Dome Scandal! How Scandalous!

Page 5... Lucille Ball and the Red Scare!

Page 6... Scopes Monkey Trial Innovations

Page 7... Jazz Music Craze

Page 8... Aviation: To the Sky!

Page 9... Flappers

Page 10... A Letter to the Editor


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Nativism in America? What's that?

Nativism, What should YOU know about it?

"The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants." -Define


Nativism is the bread and butter of Americans and our rights. Made by the courts, through Nativism our fellow Americans from other parts of the world are protected as well as their heritage.

Examples of nativism: The Trial of Sacco and Vanzetti, and the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan once again who not only targeted blacks, but also the Jewish and Catholics.



In April of 1919, around 30 booby trapped bombs were mailed to prominient politicans such as Attorney General of the United States A. Mitchell Palmer, John D. Rockefeller, J.P Morgan Jr., and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. a Supreme Court Justice.
The bombs were meant to be received on "May Day" which is the international day of communism, socialism, and anarchism. Only a few packages were actually delievered which resulted in minor injuries of people who were not intended to receive the packages at all. Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson had a member of his staff open the package, yet he opened it the wrong way so the bomb never went off. Thomas W. Hardwick never opened the package, instead his housekeeper opened it and it blew off her hands.


Because of incidents like these, Nativism returned to defend the wrongly accused.



From the 1840s to 1920 German Americans were distrusted because of their separatist social structure, their German-language schools, their attachment to their native tongue over no English, and their neutrality in World War I.

The Bennett Law caused a political uproar in Wisconsin in 1890, as the state government passed a law that threatened to close down hundreds of German-language elementary schools. Catholic and Lutheran Germans rallied to defeat Governor William D. Hoard. Hoard attacked German American culture and religion.


Nativist movements included the Know-Nothing or American Party of the 1850s, the Immigration Restriction League of the 1890s, the anti-Asian movements in the West, resulting in the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 .

And finely, "Popery" The teachings and rituals of the Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholicism was mistrusted by Protestant critics of immigration in the United States.


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The Teapot Dome Scandal! How Scandalous!

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n April 1922, a Wyoming oil operator wrote to Senator John B. Kendrick, angered that Sinclair had been given a contract to the lands in a secret deal. Kendrick did not respond, but two days later on April 15, he introduced a resolution calling for an investigation of the deal.

This deal aided Fall in his bribes to gain money. For two years, Walsh pushed forward while Fall stepped backward, covering his tracks as he went. No evidence of wrongdoing was initially uncovered as the leases were legal enough, but records kept disappearing mysteriously. Fall carefully covered his tracks all the while become filthy rich.

Money from the bribes had gone to Fall's cattle ranch and investments in his business. Finally, as the investigation was winding down with Fall apparently innocent, Walsh uncovered a piece of evidence Fall had forgotten to cover up: Doheny's $100,000 loan to Fall.

The event opend the tea pot, the scandal was out, Fall was proven guilty and Hardings reputation was tarnished beyond repair.

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Lucille Ball and the Red Scare!

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You know her, and you love her; Lucille Ball from the hit Comedy, "I Love Lucy".

Americas funniest woman and T.V. found herself in a bit of a problem recently, when she signed her name in alignment with the Communist Party!

When Ball registered to vote in 1936, she listed her party affiliation as Communist. With the hatred twords communism all through our Country, this came as a huge suprize to many of her dear friends. However, Ball stated that she, has never been a member of the Communist Party "to her knowledge".


Red Scare is the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism, used by anti-leftist proponents. As such, this was used to greatly harm German based businesses and even more so, target minority groups and use the "Red Dot" to make them a target.


To the disapointment of anti-communists, however, Lucille Ball is loved by too many Americans and exageratting rates and as such, we here at "Life Magazine" say; "Take a big spoon full of Vegemeatavitamin, and sit down!."

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