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The First Red Scare
Allow me to tell you a story . A story of how the political practice of communism was labeled a terror of American society, and so came about the First Red Scare.
It all started when a man by the name of Vladimir Lenin led a revolution against the Russian monarchy. After the working class overthrew the middle class and removed the tsar from power, a communist government was established.
The United States government feared a similar revolution could take place in America, and so began to produce propaganda to protect the capitalist country from what they deemed "dangerous" ideals.
Red Menace Over
Attorney General Alexander Palmer's false claim
The propaganda depicted communists as well as socialists as destroyers of civilization, and condoned the legal protests of worker strikes as communist acts
All of this led to the Palmer Raids, during which thousands were arrested under charges of anarchy. Yet these charges had no proof, and most of the accused were released.
The end of the raids, as well as a false government prediction of a communist uprising, marked the end of the First Red Scare. But the real threat had yet to arrive.
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