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Intolerance and Lawlessness in the 1920's
Intolerance - the refusal to accept as equal people who are somehow "different"
The "Red Scare"
fear that communists were trying to take over the U.S.
communism linked to labor unions and foreigners (immigrants)
during the Palmer Raids thousands of people, mostly aliens, were arrested without warrants and held on flimsy charges - many were deported
aliens = people living in a country of which they are not a citizen
deported = sent back to their country of origin (where they came from!)
Tensions between black and white Americans
continuing prejudice and discrimination
race riots in 1919
violence against blacks (beatings, bombings, burning homes, "lynching")
Rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan
hatred aimed not only at blacks,
but at Jews, Catholics, and foreigners
favored nations in western and northern Europe
discriminated against nations in eastern and southern Europe
NO immigration allowed from Asia!
The Growth of Lawlessness
to prohibit means to forbid; Prohibition is the name given to the time when is was forbidden (illegal) to make or sell alcoholic beverages, including wine and beer.
the law was very unpopular; million of law-abiding citizens became regular law breakers!
speakeasies - illegal bars and nightclubs and sold alcoholic drinks
bootleggers - people who smuggled alcohol into the U.S. or illegally made it themselves
gangsters - criminals who fought for control of the trade in illegal alcohol during Prohibition
Prohibition started with the ratification of the 18th Amendment. Prohibition ended when the 18th Amendment was repealed by the 21st Amendment
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