Red Scare Research Paper

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In 1917, there was a widespread fear of suspected communists and radicals that were thought to be plotting a revolution within the United States called the Red Scare. One motive for the Red Scare was the Sacco and Vanzetti trial. In a shoe factory near Boston, two men were shot to death and eyewitnesses told the cops that there were two men that looked Italian. The cops arrested Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti due to their ethnicity and religious beliefs. Although there were no real evidence, the two men were charged with murder and received the death penalty.

The first radio that was invented was in the 1890’s, by Guglielmo Marconi and was used by military personnel and ships. In 1920, the radio station KDKA spread the use of the radio. KDKA broadcasted music, religious and educational lectures, consumer products, news, and sport events. This impacted advertising and sports. People would gather in theater houses to listen then radios were placed into millions of homes. The radio brought many people of different backgrounds together in theater houses due to having common interests.

Before the 1920’s, movies were silent. Silent films were
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In 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified, giving women the right to vote. Some women started marrying at an older age and held jobs in offices, writers, and in assembly lines. Women also changed the standard fashion in the twenties. The women that wore this new fashion were called “flappers”. Being a flapper consisted of short skirts and hair, noticeable makeup, sleeveless tops, more jewelry, and having a cigarette in her hand. Being a flapper was a symbol of independence and many people didn’t appreciate the “new women.” The role of women before the twenties was with the home, children, and religion, while men took care of business and politics. They believed women were not equal to men and being a flapper went against