The Politics & Economic Article!!!!

BY: Angel McAllister

The Threat of Communism, Fascism, and Socialism!!!!

The 1st thing I’m going to talk about is the Palmer Raids. The Palmer raids is raids conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice in 1919 and 1920 in an attempt to arrest foreign anarchists, communists, and radical leftists, many of whom were subsequently deported (Red Scare). A lively debate ensued in 1927 when Secretary of the Treasury Mellon recommended a reduction in taxes that favored big business over wage earners. Then, as now, there was a major problem with illegal immigrants seeking a better life in the U.S. than their home countries and strong law enforcement efforts were made to control the problem. People wanted an end to labor problems and racial strife, less immigration, conservative politics, a return to christian values, and less government interference in their lives. Many people longed for a simpler way of life. Warren G. Harding's policy of a "return to normalcy" was an attempt to capitalize on this populist feeling.