| Which factors were the major causes of the Red Scare and the Palmer Raids, which followed World War I?|
success of the Communist Party in congressional and Presidential elections
race riots in Los Angeles and the revival of the Ku Klux Klan
failure of the United States to join the League of Nations and the unpaid German war debts
the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 in Russia and workers’ strikes in the United States
Correct Answer Number: 4
Explanation: The Palmer Raids of the twenties and the surrounding ‘red scare’ (fear of Communism) also illustrated the acceptance of illegal searches, suspension of due process and suppression of rights in the battle against unpopular political ideals. In this case the ideals were those of Communism. The fear of a communist revolution in the United States was based upon the events of the Russian Revolution, in which a small-dedicated band of rebels had unified to topple the Czar. Also, the fact that a stated goal of Communism was a worldwide revolution gave rise to fears that rebellion may be at work here in the US.