The Palmer Raids
· The Head of the US Department Of Justice - Attorney General A Mitchell-Palmer organised the Palmer Raids
· Palmer went on search for communists and anarchists.
· 2 days of raids in major cities in 1920’s
· More than 6000 suspected communists were arrested and held in jail – most weren’t guilty of anything
· Several hundred Russians were sent back
· It showed that immigrants were the first to blame for anything that went wrong