Inflation & Strikes After World War I


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Events in what country caused many anti-strike commentators to invoke the idea of a 'Red Scare?'

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1. What group caused the strike in Boston?

2. What was the overall effect of the strikes of 1919?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The postwar economy experienced numerous ups and downs. Inflation infringed upon the livelihoods of the lower and middle classes, while the richest Americans lavished in an excess of wealth. These conditions helped fuel a new American class war that inspired numerous general worker strikes. To pass this quiz, you will need a solid grasp of American history following World War I.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To prove your knowledge of this topic, you will be quizzed on:

  • What events shaped the Red Scare
  • The main actors in the Boston Strike of 1919
  • The end result of the numerous strikes that took place during this time

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the historical and economic conditions that shaped the strikes of 1919
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast that various strikes and what made each unique
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the cumulative impact of the numerous economic struggles and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more on this topic, be sure to read the accompanying lesson titled Inflation & Strikes After World War I. The lesson covers:

  • The fear of Communism's influence on American unionism
  • Many worker strikes taking place in Seattle, Boston, and Pittsburgh in 1919
  • The efforts of public officials to quell these strikes