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In American history, the First Red Scare of 1919–1920 was marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism. Concerns over the effects of radical political agitation in American society and alleged spread in the American labor movement fueled the paranoia that defined the period.


A really nice website that includes so many resources regarding the First Red Scare. There are political cartoon activities, primary source readings, and even a few silent animations!

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10 Amazing Cold War Propaganda Posters


Actual poster from the mid-50’s issued by Senator Joseph McCarthy at the height of the Red Scare and anti communist witch hunt in Washington. All artists were suspect.


McCarthyism - the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from 1950 to 1954 - Destroying an infinite number of lives based only on hearsay ....