The Red Scare And Its Effects On The American View On Immigration

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1920s Homework
One of the major events that impacted the American view on immigration was the Red Scare. The Red Scare happened between 1919 to 1920 and was a repercussion to the achievements recently made by the United States in Europe. It was a fear of communism that swept the entire nation. This fear was instilled into the minds of American citizens that it caused suspicions all around the country for radicals promoting the spread of communism from the Russian government, now The Soviet Union. An event that came as a result of the hysteria was the Seattle General Strike. In this event, almost 100,000 workers in Seattle went on strike in favor of shipyard workers (Hartman). More specifically, during The Great War, there was a need for the management for ship production and so an establishment of the Emergency Fleet Corporation was created. The workforce of the corporation claimed their wages were too low and so they agreed with the quasi-governmental agency that after WWI, they would get a pay raise. The quasi-governmental agency controlled the production of the ships and put the Seattle men to work. This promise was kept and the shipyard workers were directly addressed in the matter of their wages. They could not reach an agreement and the guarantee to the workers was not met. In January of 1919 35,000 of those workers went on strike (Hartman). The strike was widespread and not just all at once. However in that time, the mayor of Seattle, Ole Hanson, attempted to be the…

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