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By Marshall Cavendish Corporation

ISBN-10: 0761449442

ISBN-13: 9780761449447

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S. troops intervened in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Haiti to protect American business interests. Meanwhile, Americans watched uneasily as extremism grew in Europe. Armed Communists and Fascists fought in the streets in Germany. Benito Mussolini came to power in Italy. President Harding died in office in August 1923. His vice president, Calvin Coolidge, became president. Coolidge easily won the 1924 election. ” As president, Coolidge tried to reduce government interference in the economy. America’s economy grew rapidly during Coolidge’s presidency.

In Boston the police force went on strike. Coal miners and steelworkers walked Issues at home took out across the country. the attention of the born workers. They placed the blame on a new American people. villain: Communism. Communist revolutionaries took control of Russia in 1917. Two years later Communists formed the Third International. The goal of this organization was to spread Communism around the world. The American Communist Party was formed in the United States in 1919. Most of its members were immigrant workers.

Its on immigration. He raised tariffs—taxes on imported products. Americans were in a mood to return to an imagined golden age of the past. The Ku Klux Klan reappeared and grew. The Ku Klux Klan used violence, including murder and beatings, against blacks, Jews, Catholics, and immigrants. ” It became the law in 1919. This was a ban on the making and selling of liquor and beer. But an illegal network of liquor-sellers and bars soon sprang up. This network was dominated by gangsters, such as Al Capone.

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