Red Scare And The Red Scare

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Post World War II the United States was suffering from what is called “Red Scare”. The Red scare was a propaganda tactic to make the American public fear the communist countries. This propaganda was fueled further by the Korean War and the Cold War. This was fueled by a congressman by the name of Joe McCarthy. President Harry Truman also added on to this propaganda as well. The two men would fuel a propaganda for communist nations that are still being felt today. Examples of this propaganda is the Loyalty Order, McCarthyism, and the Cold War itself. Pre Cold War the country is on edge of communists trying to take over the country. President Harry Truman signed an executive order called the Loyalty Order. According to History.com “On March 21, 1947, President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) issued Executive Order 9835, also known as the Loyalty Order, which mandated that all federal employees be analyzed to determine whether they were sufficiently loyal to the government.” (History.com Staff). This executive order put a country that Is already on edge and afraid of communists in a situation where they would be even more afraid. People were concerned that groups from North Korea and the Soviet Union were in the country. …show more content…

Joe McCarthy was a Republican Senator from Michigan. McCarthy was a man who was determined to expose government officials of being involved with the communist nations. He would accuse various members of the government of being communists and try to scare the American people into doing what he wished. McCarthy created his own practice that would be called “McCarthyism”. McCarthy would have investigations out on various government officials that would yield no results of affiliation to the communist nations. His tenacious attitude towards trying to scare the nation eventually led to his

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