Red Scare Research Paper

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After World War I and the Russian Revolution, the country experienced a period of anti- radical hysteria known as the Red Scare. The Bolsheviks had introduced the idea of communism to people after overthrowing the previous government. The Red Scare was promised to change “ church, home, marriage, civility, and the American way of life" (Containing Russia). However it didn’t change society for the better and Russians were telling a big lie. American view on immigration and foreign policies also changed because of it and they were being invaded by communists . Americans were annoyed with the labor strikes and how it was affecting the high post war prices. If more labor strikes were happening, then there wouldn’t have been a lot of…show more content…
The purpose of prohibition was to reduce crime, reduce taxes, and keep americans healthy. However, it was not successful because there was a lack of support in trying to force the people to stop drinking (ABC-CLIO). Americans did not have any motivation to stop as there were only consequences to drinking alcohol. This could have lead to an increase in alcohol consumption because people liked to drink and they really did not really think they would get a consequence for drinking. This was also a money-making strategy for those struggling to get by. The illegal sale of alcohol benefited those who took a risk and ended up with a lot of money like “the Chicago gangster Al Capone, who earned a staggering $60 million annually from bootleg operations and speakeasies”(The Prohibition Story In Photos). Al Capone took advantage of the Prohibition act to satisfy himself and his customers. This was very bad for the population because as liquor was being illegally sold, the conflicts that came from it got more heated and resulted in a very high crime rate. Prohibition was intended to solve social problems, but it did the exact opposite and out the economy in a very bad

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