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Palmer Raids

The 1920 Palmer Raids
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Grant D'Agrosa

on 4 January 2011

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The Palmer Raids

By:
Grant D'Agrosa Palmer was the U.S. attorney general in the year 1020 during the Red Scare. Sources :
"1920: The Palmer Raids and the Red scare." Times Leader [Wilkes-Barre, PA] 25 June 2006. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 20 Dec. 2010. "Palmer, Alexander Mitchell (1872-1936)." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Student Resources In Context. Web. 20 Dec. 2010. During the 1920, Palmer was afraid of the radicals because of a bomb sent in the mail trying to kill him. He started to arrest many radicals and immigrants. The people arrested were often given a sentence without a trial which many people thought was a violation of their rights. " A. Mitchell Palmer Out for a Stroll." Chicago Daily Tribune [Chicago,
Illinois] 4 May 1920: n. pag. Rpt. in SIRS Decades. N.p.: n.p., n.d. N.
pag. SIRS Decades. Web. 20 Dec. 2010. <http://www.sirs.com>. Afraid of being put in jail, the radical formed the ACUL to protect the peoples rights. They represented many radicals in cases, even a very popular case of Sacco and Vanzetti. Students will learn what the Palmer Raids were and who was effected by them. They will understand the loss of rights during the raids and how they provoked more panic during the red scare. "A Byte Out of History The Palmer Raids." Editorial. FBI. FBI, n.d. Web. 22 Dec.
2010. . U.S. attorney general Alexander Mitchell Palmer In this illustration, it shows a political cartoons point of view of what Palmer was doing and thinking during the red scare and how he thought anyone could be a communist. Immigrants who were suspected of being communist were called "Reds" who were thought to be barbaric and uncontrolled. The End
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