The Second Red Scare

With onset of Cold War in late 1940s began 2nd Red Scare.  This included: House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was est. in WW2 to investigate ‘unpatriotic behavior’- late 1940s devoted to catching Communists -Highest profile investigation into Hollywood motion picture industry- produced a list called ‘The Red Channels’ identifying suspected Commies in Hollywood High…

The Progressive Era

Definition: Period from 1900 – 1920 during which reformers sought to improve government, regulate businesses, help workers and help the poor. Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) VP for William McKinley, became president at age 43 when McKinley assassinated in 1901- youngest ever Wanted to give all Americans a ‘Square Deal’- a more just and equitable society Much…

Slavery in the Early Settlements

The Origins of the Minority Groups in America Native Americans –       As the settlers took over the land, the Natives went through back- breaking work done on farms –       Conquistadors forced Natives to work for a tax –       Slave-like existence –       Working conditions in gold and silver mines were unsanitary, dark, cave-like –       Diseases spread:…

Battle of Britain

Hitler’s belief: after Norway, Denmark, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and France fell into German hands, Britain would only naturally be so scared after being thrown out of Europe that it would beg for surrender. Two options: Limited military action, propaganda and political warfare An actual invasion July 10, 1940: Operation Sea lion – an invasion…