The second Red Scare was a time period where government officials were questioned whether they had Communist affiliations. To eradicate the security threats in the government, President Truman issued Executive Order 9835 to search out “infiltration of disloyal persons.” This action caused the investigation of people like Alger Hiss and other suspected Communists. The government along with the citizens set up effective ways, Blacklists, to bar Communists from getting hired for work. In 1950, Red Channels, a book that exposed 151 writers, actors, musicians, and other radio and television entertainers as Communists, was published. This book completely devastated the people on the list and placed these people on Blacklists.
Totalitarianism is a strict form of government with no means of privacy. People had to be careful of what they said and did because they never knew if they were being watched. This is a huge exemplification of loss of freedoms because the people had no privacy from the government. Another freedom that Stalin removed was religion. He stated that “the party cannot be neutral towards religion, and it conducts anti-religious propaganda against all religions because it stands for science” (Document 4).
The author, Arthur Miller, displays a theocracy to demonstrate a court's ignorance towards actual facts. A theocracy is a religion based government. Throughout the novel, The Crucible, the religion of the government corrupts decisions that are made in court. If someone was not a part of the church or did not attend every Sunday they were thought to be a witch, or at least dishonorable. Danforth, deputy governor, brought forth the main issue of the whole novel, "A person is either with this court or he must be counted against it, there be no road between" (Miller 94).
1984 is a novel that shows the severity of totalitarian and communist rule by showing what London would be like in the future if it were under totalitarian rule. The novel shows the life of a low ranking member of the society, Winston Smith. Everywhere that Winston goes, he is watched by the government and forced to look at propaganda showing the government is watching him. The government, Big Brother, even watches Winston and others in their own homes. At the start of the novel, Winston feels frustrated by the oppressive rule of Big Brother which even prohibits free thought and expression of individuality.
The main accuser during this time was Joseph McCarthy. The people who were accused were just everyday people. Joseph McCarthy said that he knew people who are members of the communist party working for the government, he may have done this because he didn’t like those people. This scared everyone, primarily because during the years that followed WWII everyone feared communist. So after McCarthy made these statements, it almost made like a ripple effect by having everyday people, being accused of people that “suspected” that they were communists as well.
From Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier to Martin Luther King Jr. standing up for all colored people in America, racism has been fought against by millions of people in American history. Whether people are being targeted by racist acts or comments in baseball, or placed in internment camps in the 40s, merely because of the way they look, all racism is the same and is not acceptable. In 1942, at the start of the second World War, Executive Order 9066 was put into place in order to relocate Japanese-Americans to military internment camps. Thousands of innocent Japanese American families were put into these camps by the US government because they were afraid that an attack such as Pearl Harbor might be attempted again by those same people. The prisoners were told they would be kept until the end of the war then they would be released to completely restart their life
Adolf Hitler used chaos, violence, propaganda and a crippled government to make himself the Führer of Germany. By the end of 1932, six million people were out of work. In despair more and more people were attracted to political parties, who appeared to offer a simple solution to the growing problem. Many joined the communist party however many started to march under the banner of the nazi political party. A party looking for a scapegoats to attack,
Orwell’s personal experiences fighting against Franco in the Spanish Civil War planted the seeds for his anti-Fascist/Totalitarian political view. Orwell fought against Franco’s regime under a non-stalin left wing militia called the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unification(1984). He originally planned to fight exclusively against Fascism, but pro-stalin forces branded his party as traitors (1984). This led to the state charging Orwell with treason which prompted him to flee the country along with his wife.This conviction also revealed to him his true enemy, not Fascism or Communism, but Totalitarianism(Newsinger). Many readers of the novel fail to realize this and simply understand it as a warning against Fascism.
Fight club by Chuck Palahniuk is about an average-Joe living an average life, you never get to know his name so I’ll just refer to him as the Narrator. I belive that Palahniuk is expressing his frustration with the upper class and how they still are treating the working class in a bad way, there are many examples in the book that point towards this. Fight club is about a revolution led by the workers to try to overthrow the upper class. There’s three scenes from the book which highlights this perfectly. The first one is when Tyler puts a split second of pornography into films watched by the upper class.
The United States and Hirabayashi vs. The United States. Both court cases had defendants that proclaimed that the concentration camps had violated the 5th Amendment and the Constitution, but Congress voted in favor of the US’s side both times. During the internment camps, male interns were enlisted and formed an all-nisei army, also known as the 442nd Regiment Combat Army. They won many battles against Germany and Italy, further spurring on the US’s reason to shut down the war camps.
The Sons of Liberty club sprang up to oppose the tax, so they burned the stamps and drove out all the stamp collectors. The Boston Sons of Liberty, headed by Sam Adams, was one of the most uncontrollable patriots in the country. Townshend Acts: •Named after the Chancellor Charles Townshend became the birth of six new laws. The motivation for these acts was to use the money to pay the salaries of governors and judges so that they would stay loyal to Great Britain. Mainly so that the governors and judges would punish the province of New York for failing to obey the Quartering Act.
Why did the government did not pay them their bonus early?If the government would have pay their bonus earlier, all that would have been prevented. Herbert Hoover did not react to the situation, all he did was provide some sanitary facilities, clothes, tents and food. After a month, President Hoover gave the order to remove all veterans from the capital. “The police tried, but when a officer panicked and fired into a crowd, killing two veterans, the secretary of war asked if he could send in the army troops” as it was stated on the US History book on chapter 9, page number 303. What president Hoover did was insane, he knew that those people were in need of jobs and homes.
America had robust intentions to try to stop communism from spreading to South Vietnam, however the outcomes of this war were too overpowering to call this war a success. The United States invested billions of dollars in the Vietnam war, we spent nearly one billion dollars every year we were in the war, which amounts to around 7 billion dollars. We invested money in missiles, bombs, ammunition, war vehicles instead of, The Great Society social programs such as, housing, urban renewal, and welfare. As the war dragged on, more and more Americans grew weary of mounting casualties and escalating costs. To make the situation worse, our government ,who is supposed to be for the people, was lying to us regarding what was
She thought these people were crazy because they thought all of that over one poster and wouldn’t even give her mail to her. That’s how many people were against communism back than. When they first initiated the draft she knew a guy that got number three she was saying how upset he was because he knew if they went to war he’s going for sure. The war, she described it as a time where everyone came together, Black, white; Mexican it didn’t matter everyone of every race was going through something. She described how the draft work and the corruption she saw in it.