Case Against Rosenberg Falls Apart Research Paper

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In the dictionary, communism is defined as a political theory leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs. In other words, everyone makes the same income and has the same items, no matter how much or little work one puts in. Communism has spread throughout many countries today, and causes and drives constant worry and fear for many citizens. Communism overthrowing the current countries government was a fear the United States of America had during the time of the Cold War. In the article, “Case Against Rosenberg Falls Apart,” the fear of communism is shown; and, how this caused the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for committing espionage.
During this time, many Americans were afraid of the the Soviet Union and communism overthrowing the government, which drove constant fear. These people were so afraid because secret atomic weapon information were being leaked from people within the United States to the Soviet Union, allowing them to create nuclear and atomic weapons. “Evidence of a spy ring …show more content…

First, they arrested David Greenglass; and, sentences him to fifteen years in prison. Additionally, Greenglass confessed to his crimes and disclosed that Julius and Ethel Rosenberg had also committed espionage. Consequently, the Rosenbergs were sentenced to death for their actions. “Though the pair steadfastly proclaimed their innocence, the Rosenbergs were convicted in 1951 and were sentenced to death. In 1953, the U.S. government carried out the execution” (1). This execution caused global protests and was highly debatable and arguable by many people in the country. “Some felt the Rosenbergs failed to receive a fair trial as a result of their suspected ties to communist organizations during a time of heightened sensitivity to communism in the U.S.” (1). Even now, this controversy never died

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