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November 10 Today in History: 1917 - New communist government in Russia suspends freedom of press 1918 - German Kaiser Wilhelm flees to the Netherlands.

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1 November 10 Today in History: New communist government in Russia suspends freedom of press German Kaiser Wilhelm flees to the Netherlands Learning Target: I can identify different perspectives on the Red Scare. Opener: Brainstorm anything you know about communism.

2 Communism Theory of government The people directly control the government The government owns all ways of making money Nobody will be rich or poor anymore

3 Russian Revolution Russian people fed up with WW1 April 1917: Czar Nicholas gives up crown Originally replaced by democratic government

4 Russian Revolution November 1917: Communist group called the Bolsheviks take over Led by Vladimir Lenin Leads to 5 year Civil War “Reds”- Communists “Whites”- Nationalists

5 Ten-Second Share Predict how the United States responded to the Russian Revolution

6 America and the Russian Revolution United States strongly opposed to communism Fear that Russian Revolution will encourage communists in the U.S.

7 Labor Movement Since 1880s, American workers had been fighting for more rights Formed Unions and went on strikes

8 Ten-Second Share How does labor activism connect to our previous lessons on industrialization, robber barons/captains of industry or Progressives?

9 Labor Movement During WW1, number of strikes had increased Washington: 295 in 1917 Government responded strongly Workers outraged, fight even harder

10 Red Scare The government and many Americans fear that labor unions are trying to spread Communism Called the “Red Scare”

11 Palmer Raids Attorney General Mitchell Palmer organizes arrests of hundreds of suspected communists “Palmer Raids” Many prominent labor activists are arrested and deported Mostly immigrants

12 Big Ideas The success of the Russian Revolution and increased labor activism led to a panic over the spread of Communism after WW1 called the “Red Scare.” The government responded by arresting and deporting hundreds of labor activists suspected of being communists.

13 Writing Task: Thesis! Two components: Answer the prompt Should take a stance List your reasons Usually three Do not need to explain them here, just list

14 Writing Task: Thesis! Were the Palmer Raids justified? Answer the prompt List at least two reasons

15 Closure How were the Palmer Raids connected to what we’ve learned about immigration, nativism, industrialization, Progressives or the homefront during WW1?


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