• Red Scare
    The documents presented here are designed to be used in classes about Pacific Northwest history or US history. Although the documents deal specifically with events in Washington state, they are still potentially useful for a course about US history as a whole. As historian Richard Fried has observed
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  • The First Red Scare
    Many historians have examined the post-war Red Scare in 1919-1920, but few have explored the continued influence of the anti-red hysteria throughout the 1920s. This second Red Scare was generally more specific in its victimization, targeting mainly the women's peace movement. This opposition to paci
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  • Was the Red Scare Credible?
    Was The Red Scare Credible? The ability to be a credible person can go a long way in a time of panic, which was the case with Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Red Scare in the 1950s. During that time Senator McCarthy made some accusations of people being communist that were for the most part beli
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  • The Crucible Relationship to Red Scare
    The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, was an indirect comparison between the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and the Communist Red Scare. Though not directly stated in his story, the events of the 1680s and 1690s witchery accusations were very similar to those of the 1920s Red Scare, communists accusatio
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  • Red Scare
    Analysis of the Red Scare "The tumult and the shouting dies, The captains and the kings depart." -Kipling, The Recessional Mr. Kipling was wrong. War does not always end with the last cry on the battlefield. World War I certainly did not. After the war formally ended on November 18, 19
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  • Red Scare
    The war was over. The last cry of help had been heard and peace was supposedly coming to the United States. But everyone was wrong. An ideological war which prompted mass paranoia known as the Red Scare had spread through the US. It began in 1919 and ended in 1921. Red Scare was the label given
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  • Red Scare Sample
    One evening in 1950 a Houston couple entered a Chinese restaurant. The woman, a radio writer, wanted the proprietor's help in producing a program on recent Chinese history. Overhearing their conversation, a nearby man rushed out, phoned the police, and informed them that people were "talking Communi
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  • "The Crucible" and the Red Scare
    In the play The Crucible there is a big controversy over witchcraft. Some children were dancing in the woods with the slave and the Rev. caught them. So that they wouldn't get in trouble they lied to him saying it was witchcraft and that the slave girl made them do it. Then they start blaming people
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  • Red Scare: Rise of Mccarthyism
    Hysteria, pandemonium, chaos, words that attempt to describe the state of America during the horrific period known to history as the "Red Scare". A coup of power in American life was recently completed in Senator Joseph McCarthy's rise to national attention as "judge, jury, prosecutor, castigator,
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  • The Crucible and the Red Scare
    "Because of your political views, you will be completely stripped of your civil liberties." If you lived in America during the period that has come to be known as the "red scare", then you were constantly in danger of hearing fatal words such as these that could completely destroy your life. Arthur
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  • The First Red Scare
    As World War I was heading towards its end Russia was focusing on internal issues. Led by Vladimir Lenin the Bolsheviks embarked on a campaign against the war. Using propaganda which focused on trying to turn the allied troops against their officers Lenin looked to inspire a socialist revolution.
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  • The Red Scare
    The Red Scare: What Really Was It? Between the 1940s and 1960s, something scary happened. It was caused by communists and effected many things. It wasn’t McCarthyism, it was a fright all of its own. The “red scare” was a scare on communism. The term “red” referred to the communists.
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  • Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" and the Red Scare
    Sarah Andrews Caldwell ENGL 1102 07-28-10 Arthur Miller was born October 17, 1915 in Harlem, New York. His father Isidore Miller, a Jewish immigrant from Poland, owned a successful ladies’ clothing store and manufacturer despite his illiteracy. His mother, although a native New Yorker, had
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  • Red Scare
    Age of Terror In most cases, the grass is always greener on the other side, but in the matter of the Red Scare it was no where close to being greener on the other side. The false accusal of supposed members of the communist party led to the underground communist movement and more radical actions.
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  • The Red Scare
    6. The Red Scare, or fear of Communist revolution, was an era in the United States where Americans feared the unknown believing Communism to be a catalyst for labor unrest. Factors contributing to this fear include Attorney General Palmer, bombings, media blackout. During the Red Scare Attorney
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  • The First Red Scare
    The First Red Scare “Tongues of revolutionary heat were licking the alters of the churches, leaping into the belfry of the school bell, crawling into the sacred corners of American homes, seeking to replace marriage vows with libertine laws, burning up the foundations of society." -A. Mitchell
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  • American History, Second Red Scare
    Overview on Second Red Scare 1. The two Red Scares The Red Scare refers to two distinctions of anti-Communism sentiment in the US, it resulted from the fear of spreading communism during the early and middle 20th century. The First Red Scare occurred during 1919-1920, the Second Red Scare lasted fo
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  • The Crucible and the Red Scare
     The Crucible, can be seen as a metaphor of a modern day witch hunt during the McCarthy period, the McCarthy period was a time of McCarthyism. McCarthyism is "the practice of publicizing accusations of political disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence." The term McCarthyism ca
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  • Crucible and the Red Scare
    Joseph Medina Ms. Kromas Adv. American Lit. 6 January 2012 The “Red Scare” was a famous time in history when the American citizens became paranoid of communism spreading in the United States. This belief became known as McCarthyism, which had begun by a politician named Joseph McCarthy. He
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  • Red Scare
    HUAC committee People in America who were actually communist (how many) Spies, espionage How big was actual Comm party in America. How many spies Was there actually a communist threat? McCarthy trialed a lot of people Was able to trial a lot of people because he played on the fears of peo
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