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What were some the causes of the Post War Depression ( 1918-1921)?
*Government canceled contracts and price controls fot farmers
*Prices were doubled on consumer goods (shortage of goods)
*Returning soldiers ant their old jobs back-put women and minorities out of work*cost of re-tooling factories from war - time products (tanks, helmets) to peace time production
*Foreign trade is lost. England and France can produce own goods
Red Scare
Fear of Communist takeover
Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
Lenin said it would be a world wide revolution
Sacco and Vanzetti
*Case shows Nativist feelings
*Charged w/ robbery and murder
*Italian immigrants (anarchists)
*Jury finds them guilty - death sentence
*Appeal process fails
*Led to worldwide protests
Rise of the KKK
*1920's membership increases 4.5 million members
*mode up of mainly WASP's
White Anglo-Saxon Protestants
*strike fails
Coal Strike
*organized by John L. Lewis
*Lewis pretends to order miners back to work
*Pres. Wilson appoints arbitrator
*Miners get 27% pay increase, but nothing else
Campaign to return to Normalcy
People want to return to a time before WWI and progressice period
Washington-Naval Conference
After WWI several major powers got together and agreed ti disarm
Washington-Naval Conference
After WWI several major powers got together and agreed to disarm
Causes for consumerism in 1920's
1. use of psychology to get people to buy
2. gets people to buy things they don't need
3. Name bransd become very familiar
A. Mitchell Palmer
Attorney General
J. Edgar Hoover
worked for Palmer
Palmer Raids
geared towards immigrants- thought they were communist
Buford
a ship used by Palmer to ship anyone he thought was communist out of the US. Palmer shipped them all, regardless of nationality to Russia
Nativists
Just worry about your country-your country comes first
Isolationism
don't concern yourself with what's going on in Europe
Anarchist
person who doesn't believe in any form of government
John L. Lewis
organized the coal strike
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
1st Black Union
Charles Evans Hughes
appointed Secretary of State - later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Herbert Hoover
appointed Secretary of Commerce by Hoover
Ohio Gang
Harding's poker playing buddies from Ohio who were part ogf Harding's cabinet
Andrew Mellon
*one of the countrie's richest men
*Harding made him Secretary of the Treasury
*He cut taxes -reduced the National debt
Albert Fall
Harding's Secretary of the Interior

Was 1st American to be convicted of a felony while holding a Cabinet post
5 Power Pact
Limited the size of navy
Teapot Dome Scandal
Harding's Secretary of State, Albert Fall, allowed private oil companies to drill for oil on government property
Teapot Dome Scandal
Harding's Secretary of State, Albert Fall, allowed private oil companies to drill for oil on government property. He was given more than $400,000 by the oil companies.