• Were there in fact communists in America?
  • The US Red Scare actually was more severe in the 1950s
  • The Second Red Scare and McCarthyism timeline - …

It was no coincidence that what many people called the second red scare ignited after World War 2, during the Cold War, in the 1950’s.

This scare was caused as a result of the Cold War in the 1950’s.

There was a growing fear of communism invading American society.

Few Americans today even know what the “Red Scare” was, let alone fear these ideas.
Thirty-two states made it illegal to displaythe red flag of communism. The New York Legislature expelled fiveduly elected Socialist assemblymen from its ranks. While Congresswas unable to enact a peacetime anti-sedition bill, approximately seventysuch bills were introduced.

Propaganda assisted in the infiltration of anti-communist ideals.

While it did not last long, during the time it was active, mostly everybody was affected.
The Red Scare
Second Red Scare
Started as Cold War intensified in the late 1940s to early 1950s
Federal employees analyzed to see if they were loyal to government
House Un-American Activities Committee investigated subliminal messages in Hollywood
Began to ease up in late 1950s
Still cited as an example of how unconfirmed fears can weaken civil liberties
Fear of communism
Formation of communist parties in U.S.
Exaggerated newspaper reports
Fierce patriotism
USSR formation
Bolshevik Revolution of 1917
Workers striking
Now a crime to call for overthrow of government
Socialists were not allowed to hold office
Palmer raids- attempts to arrest and deport radical leftists
Deportation of aliens
Many people lost their jobs and had to sign loyalty oaths
Conservatives now in power
the practice of accusing another of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without evidence
regards to U.S.


People read Ghost stories because they enjoy being scared.

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During the Red Scare, Many people were brought for questioning that will determine whether they supports the idea of communism or not and some of them who were brought for questioning were unfortunate.

"Under God"--A Product of the 1950's Red Scare | …

Louis on May8, 1919 "[t]o uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States ofAmerica; to maintain law and order; to foster and perpetuate a one hundredper cent Americanism." By the fall, the Legion had 650,000 members,and over a million by year's end. While most of the Legion engagedin such relatively innocuous activities as distributing pamphlets, thepatriotic and anti-communist fervor of the Legion led many to engage invigilante justice meted out against Reds both real and suspected. The Legion's prevalence in the country and reputation for anti-communismwas so great that the phrase "Leave the Reds to the Legion" became the"Wazzzzup" of the late teens.

"Under God"--A Product of the 1950's Red Scare ..

Mitchell Palmer who feltit unfair to put Socialists and Communists in the same category. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes criticized proposed anti-seditionbills. Possibly because the proposed bills were viewed as censorship,most newspapers came out against the anti-sedition bills. Industryleaders, who were early proponents of anti-communism, began to realizethat deporting immigrants (as many of the communists were alleged to be)drained a major source of labor, which would result in higher wages anddecreased profits. Suddenly, political cartoons in newspapers thatmonths earlier had been virulently opposed to Reds now featured over zealousRed-hunters as their objects of scorn and ridicule.

The Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare - During the 1950s, ..

As a result of the strikes and unrest, the strikers were branded as"Reds" and as being unpatriotic. Fear of strikes leading to a Communistrevolution spread throughout the country. Hysteria took hold. "Red hunting" became the national obsession. Colleges were deemedto be hotbeds of Bolshevism, and professors were labeled as radicals. The hunt reached down to public secondary schools where many teachers werefired for current or prior membership in even the most mildly of leftistorganizations. The American Legion was founded in St.