Return to Normalcy 1919 - 1929 . Objectives: Return to Normalcy The Postwar Reaction Allied intervention in Russia Labor Life Urban Riots Bomb Scares Mitchell Palmer Pursues the Bolsheviks The “new” Klan Saco and Vanzetti Women’s Suffrage.
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The cease-fire in Europe did not bring a quick end to the problem of war
March 1917 a revolution in Russia toppled the government of Czar Nicholas ІІ
This is the cover of a 1926 issue of the original Life magazine was done by John Held, Jr. whose drawing captured the flavors of the 1920’s
Within the United States the truce between employers and workers came to an end as soon as the war was won
In Seattle early in 1919 Mayor Ole Hanson had taken measures to break a general strike
Bomb that exploded at lunchtime on Wall Street on September 16, 1920. The 38 dead and the hundreds of victims needing medical care had been removed by the time the picture was taken
Mitchell Palmer said the whole country was infested by Bolsheviks and anarchists
A 1920 cartoon of an angry Uncle Sam reflects the hysterical fear of "Reds" and anarchists then sweeping the country
While Immigration Restriction League used the laws, another group was using terror and violence to enforce their prejudices
A 1929 picture of Warren G. Harding was the first president to address the American people over the radio
At the call of President Harding delegates from nine great powers with interests in the far east met in Washington in 1921
Dignitaries who posed for their picture at the opening of the Washington Conference in November 1921
The $9 billion in war debts owed to the United States by its former allies created a problem
After Coolidge had been thrown into the White House the Republicans chose him to run in the next election
“Battling Bob” La Follete of Wisconsin broke with his party and later ran for President of a new progressive group
Towards the end of his fourth year in office Calvin Coolidge announced he will not run for office
The “Happy warrior” Al Smith addressing his supporters who line the streets of New York
During the 1920’s the United States seemed a land of miracles. Never before were factories making so many new things. Never before had the daily life of a nation been so quickly transformed.Life in the Jazz Age
With advancing medical knowledge at last typhoid, diphtheria, and measles were under control
1921- Opposed by business, government, the courts, and popular opinion, union membership fell from 5 million
Image of “flappers” and “flaming youth” in the 1920’s created by John Held Jr.