05/01/2022 Osama Alswaitti American Society & Economy after WW1 LO – Students will learn more about the Red Scare (anti-communism) in the USA after WW1. 1.) What did Palmer see as communism’s main threat to America? ANS: Palmer saw that the American society, homes, religion, education system, and more were not good. 2.) How did Palmer respond to the communist threat? ANS: Palmer responded to the communist threat by beginning the Palmer Raids. 3.) When did the Seattle General Strike occur?? ANS: The Seattle General Strike occurred in February 1919. 4.) Were Americans generally for or against the strike? Provide a reason for your answer. ANS: Americans were against the strike because they thought it was threat to the social order and a possible prelude to a communiststyle revolution. 5.) What was the reaction of the authorities to the strike? ANS: They swore in 1,000 extra police and hold in reserve citizens armed with rifles and shotguns. 6.) Who was Ole Hanson? ANS: Ole Hanson was an American politician who served as mayor of Seattle, Washington from 1918 to 1919. 7.) What does Hanson’s words convey about his feelings towards the strikers? ANS: That he hated them and we know that since he swore in 1,000 extra police and hold in reserve citizens armed with rifles and shotguns and gave orders to shoot on sight any disturbance of peace. 8.) What was the court case Schenk vs the United States about? ANS: Schenk vs the United States was about speech normally protected by the First Amendment may not be acceptable during a time of war. courts are not obligated to protect words that “create a clear and present danger" to the government and the nation. 9.) What was this court case in reaction to? ANS: The nation was traumatized by the war.