The consequences of political extremism

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  • The consequences of political extremism
    • Strikes
      • 3600 strikes for better working conditions in 1919
    • Bomb outrages
      • Letter bombs were posted to 32 well-known Americans in May 1919 by extreme anarchists
      • The home of Mitchell Palmer, the Attorney-General (Head of the US Department of Justice) was bombed
    • The Palmer Raids
      • 6000 suspected communists were arrested in 36 cities across the US
        • Several hundred Russians were sent back in a ship nicknamed the 'Soviet Ark'
      • Innocent people were arrested because of their supposed dangerous beliefs (political)
        • Amongst these people were trade unionists, black people, jews and catholics
      • Arrests were known as 'Palmer Raids' because they were organised by Mitchell Palmer
      • Police attacked sociolists parades on May Day 1920 and raided the offices of sociolist organisations
  • Bomb outrages
    • Letter bombs were posted to 32 well-known Americans in May 1919 by extreme anarchists
    • The home of Mitchell Palmer, the Attorney-General (Head of the US Department of Justice) was bombed
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