The Roaring Twenties. History 17B Lecture 7. The New Era. 1920s Mythology A period of dramatic change A revolution in manners and morals Half of American population was now urban Modernism vs. Traditionalism Nation turned inward. Republican victories in 1920s.
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The search for communists.
Rapid demobilization caused severe social dislocation.
Americans assumed the worst.
A “communist conspiracy.”The Red Scare
Mob violence against protesters.
Palmer Raids (Nov 1919)
U.S. Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer arrested and deported thousands of “alleged” communists.Why the fear?
Explosion on Wall Street