Compare And Contrast The Fear Of Communism In The 1950s And Early 1960s

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In the 1950s and early 1960s, communism was America’s biggest fear. Many were afraid that the communist ideologies of the Soviet Union were a threat to the thriving capitalistic democracy of America. As communism continued to spread throughout Europe and other parts of the world, it became America’s duty to prevent the political theory from growing further and eventually reaching the western hemisphere. From 1954 to 1961, the United States established several policies to contain communism, such as the Truman Doctrine, Brinkmanship, The Interstate System, and others due to fear of communism from both the government and the general public. In the United States, the fear of communism was taking a toll on American citizens. In Document A, Eisenhower

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