A Turbulent Decade 1919-1929. What Do These Words Have in Common?. What you need to know…. Discuss some of the economic outcomes of demobilization (leaving the war). List the main causes of the 1919 strikes and how did people react to the strikes? Explain the public hysteria of the Red Scare.
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What Do These Words Have in Common?
radicals wanted to overthrow the
“Reds” – were everywhere
Immigrants hit worse
Showed a division in America
Labor leaders & radical socials = supported them
Many people frightened by Red Scare = opposed them
in a classless society
wealth, and the means
of producing wealth,
are privately owned
Election of 1920
Warren G. Harding vs. James Cox
Harding ran a campaign to return to “normalcy.”
He won by an earthquake!
For: Limiting work hours for women encouraged business to hire women
Against: Legislation protecting women might be unconstitutional
Many women divided & felt it was not their place to vote.
“Men & women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction.”
#1 Decline of KKK
Strange – Why???
to claim Pueblo land