In the mid 1920s, there were many acts of tolerance and intolerance. For example, Bartolommeo Vanzetti was treated with intolerance because he was accused of an April 20 robbery in which the paymaster and a guard at a factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts were shot to death. Vanzetti believed the government did not serve the people and should be abolished. Vanzetti opposed to the World War I. He took a part in protest meeting and in 1917 when the U.S joined the war he left to Mexico to avoid being conscripted into the war.
Michel Palmer was born in Pennsylvania. His parents were Quakers and believed the violence should not exist. After Palmer graduated law school he was the top lawyer in Pennsylvania. In 1908 he was elected as a Democrat to the congress. He was the Attorney General of the United States of America from 1919 to 1921. Later Palmer became an ardent supporter of President Wilson and worked for him in Pennsylvania. One of his big accomplishments includes becoming a lawyer in World War I and helping Wilson strip property from foreigners.
John L. Lewis was born in Cleveland, Iowa and at age 17 he worked with his father, Thomas H. Lewis, as a coal miner at Big Hill Mine at Lucas. Later he was employed and started to mine copper in Montana. In his lifetime, Lewis also became president of the UMV fighting for safety rights. He fought to gain more rights for coal miners and worked in WWI in the federation of labor.