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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.

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

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The First Red Scare was a period during the early 20th-century history of the United States marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism, due to  ...

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Find out more about the history of Red Scare, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com.

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.