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The term Red Scare refers to periods of strong Anti-Communism in the United States.
It is often used to describe the height of 1950s Cold War hysteria, when Senator Joseph McCarthy waged a personal crusade against the Communist Party.


A "Red Scare" is the promotion by a state or society of widespread fear of a potential rise of communism, anarchism, or radical leftism. The term is most often  ...


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World War I was over, but the hysteria lingered. The Eastern front had not gone well for Russia. The pressures of their losing effort forced the Russian czar to ...


Kids learn the history of the Red Scare during the Cold War. A fear of communism caused black lists and accusations led by Senator Joseph McCarthy.


The second Red Scare refers to the fear of communism that permeated American politics, culture, and society from the late 1940s through the 1950s, during the ...


The Second Red Scare (1947-1957) was a fear-driven phenomenon brought on by the growing power of communist countries in the wake of the Second World ...


The postwar Red Scare is often called “McCarthyism,” a name derived from one of the era's most notorious anti-Communists, Senator Joseph McCarthy. Yet the ...


The Red Scare trope as used in popular culture. The communist menace. The Hammer and Sickle. Formerly a common villain source for Big Bad or henchmen  ...


The role of The Red Scare in the history of the United States of America.