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The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes

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Which of the following is a branch of the justice department that should have dealt with leftist radicals?

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1. As A. Mitchell Palmer and his agents rounded up and deported suspected radicals, which basic rights of due process were ignored?

2. Which of the following was caused by the transition from wartime to peacetime economy following WWI?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will determine your knowledge of the Red Scare of the 1920s. You'll be tested on subjects such as the aftermath of World War l and the Justice Department.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • United States Attorney General at the time of the Red Scare
  • A special division of the Justice Department
  • Rights denied to suspected radicals
  • The reason why Americans were worried after World War l

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Red Scare
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Palmer
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Justice Department and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The Red Scare of the 1920s: Definition, Summary & Causes can help you learn even more about this time in history. This lesson meets the following objectives:

  • Detail the end of World War l
  • Explain why Americans felt vulnerable in the early 1920s
  • Cover the Palmer Raids
  • Explore the Red Scare going away
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