Wwi notes Becoming a World Power



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Russian Revolution

- Bolsheviks take control of Russian govt & negotiate separate peace with Germany

- Wilson doesn’t acknowledge the Bolshevik govt

- They are a threat to liberal-capitalism, the foundation of America’s moral basis

- Aug 1918 - US troops sent to Northern Russia to keep the Russian Revolution in control

The Red Scare

- Strikes, racism, and other disturbances were increasingly blamed on Bolshevism

- 1918 - Alien Act - Enabled the government to deport anyone found to be a revolutionary

- Attorney General A. Mitchell Parker was like the first Sen. McCarthy

- Marked a huge hostility towards radicalism

Election of 1920

- Americans wanted to retreat from the social tensions and reforms having to do with war

- Wilson doesn’t run for re-election

- Warren G. Harding wins landslide

- Not a suitable president, but he called for a retreat from “Wilson Idealism”

- Voters wanted a return to normalcy from the war era; restoration, not revolution



- Eugene Debs gets 900,000 votes from jail.


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