The Red Scare

The Red Scare

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  • What is The Red Scare?
  • What is The Red Scare?
  • Joseph McCarthy convinced Ameican Citizens that communists were hiding and posing throughout  the country.
  • What led to The Red Scare?
  • The Red Scare was the American fear of communism in the 1950s. American citizens became uncertain of their saftey.
  • What led to The Red Scare?
  • Works Cited “McCarthyism and the Red Scare.” Miller Center, 19 Jan. 2018,
  • Why were Americans scared of Communism?
  • In the nineteen fifties Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was accusing innocent people of being communists and traitors. 
  • There were many different factors that led to The Red Scare, 
  • Why were Americans scared of communism?
  • Americans feared that the United States would end up becoming a communist nation.  
  • Works Cited“Sacco & Vanzetti: The Red Scare of 1919–1920.”,
  • American officials were being mailed bombs. The attackers were immigrants which frightened the public even more.
  • The Palmer Raids were happening all over the country. The Palmer Raid were also called "Palmer Red Raid". The Palmer Raid is when the law enforcement searched for people they thought were communists. 
  • Work Cited: “Communism.” Communism - Ohio History Central, Editors, “Red Scare.”, A&E Television Networks, 1 June 2010,
  • Americans thought that the Russians would overthrow the government.
  • The communists were referred to as "Reds" because of the loyalty and faithfulness they had to the red Soviet flag. 
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