Palmer Raids in 1919One of the most famous aspects of the Palmer Raids occurred in November of 1919, when Palmer and his agents caught 249 aliens suspected of being Communist, anarchist, or socialist, and were deported and sent to the Soviet Union (A2).
Sacco and VanzettiSacco and Vanzetti were two Italian and anarchist laborers that were arrested for the suspected murder of a factory paymaster and the paymaster’s guard and for theft of wages. As both men were anarchists and not native-born Americans, they did not have the favor of the court. Both were found guilty despite the majority of witnesses claiming that they were elsewhere at the time of the crime, and were convicted with circumstantial evidence. Both were executed despite appeals to their case (A1).
Palmer RaidsA. Mitchell Palmer, the Attorney General under President Wilson, A. Mitchell Palmer, the Attorney General under President Wilson, was against communism, stating that a communist revolution was in planning. After several bombs exploded in major cities that were suspected to have been set off by anarchists, Palmer targeted Communists, anarchists, and socialists in raids (A2). The people that were caught by Palmer and his men were arrested without a warrant. Over 10,000 people were arrested (A3).