The Cold War had greatly influenced the result of the Congressional elections and Presidential election with regards to the Red Scare. The Second Red Scare began as the Cold War intensified in the late 1940s and early 1950s, that represented the widespread concern Americans had towards the fear of Communists subversion within the government and society, which led to a range of actions including McCarthyism and the HUAC with the role of Senator Joseph McCarthy impact in American Politics being the most notable and significant. Soon after defeating the Democratic party in the 1946 Wisconsin U.S. Senate Election through his smear campaign, Senator McCarthy was being advised by anti-communist name Edmund Walsh to capitalise on Americans' fear of Communists and by February 9 1950 he claimed that he had a list of 205 people in the State Department who were known members of the American
In order to make France stop doing this, the Germans created the Triple Alliance in 1882 with Italy and Austria-Hungary. Germany’s main goal was to make France feel defenseless and threatened by the alliance but it also caused a lot of other nations feel threatened too. This then caused the formation of the Triple Entente which was an alliance between France, Britain, and Russia. This is significant to the start of World War 1 because the alliance that were created cause tensions to rise in Europe but it also caused the chances of a World war to highly increase. For example, before the alliances were created Germany had problems with France and Britain, and Austria- Hungary had issues with Russia.
we try to stop terrorism, but we still got terrorists here livin’ in the USA, the big CIA, The Bloods, and The Crips, and the KKK.” This verse, specifically, is very interesting. “Where is the Love” was released in 2003; post 9/11. The events that occurred on 9/11 were very gruesome for the United States. The lyrics emphasises the evil that is terrorism, and how the U.S is sending troops overseas to stop the terrorism in other countries even though there are still terrorists that still reside in the U.S.
During the second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union fought together as allies against the Axis powers. However, the relationship between the two nations was a tense one. Soon after the Germans’ defeat, Soviet expansionism in Eastern Europe fueled many Americans’ fears of a Russian plan to control the world. In addition, President Reagan believed that the spread of communism anywhere threatened freedom everywhere. In such a hostile atmosphere, it almost seemed like the Cold War was inevitable.
Pandemonium can dictate a country’s or settlement’s future when not taken under control. The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, perfectly illustrates the downsides of pandemonium, but also a real life event. In 1950s America, the Communist Party was sparking outrage and chaos that soon the United States would face a fascist government. Both situations lead to tension in society and people turning their backs against each other. In “Are You Now or Were You Ever?”, also written by Arthur Miller, the online article discusses the reasons to why Miller wrote the book such as the similarities to the Communist Party in America to the Salem Witch Trials, play scripts, actors, and the paranoia in society.
Communism: America’s Greatest Concern “I 'm entirely hostile to the principle of Communism,” (Porter 550). Like Porter, during the Second Red Scare, countless people feared communism due to the fact that it had permeated American politics, culture, and society (Storrs). The Second Red Scare occurred from the late 1940s through the 1950s. American author Katherine Anne Porter’s To Dr. William Ross was written in 1951, during the midst of the Second Red Scare when the fear of communism was at a high (The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica).
In chapter 15, “Self-Help in Hard Times”, Zinn’s overarching point is that unity among workers was not simple to achieve, and that white supremacy was a powerful, deadly force after the war. To support and further discuss these concepts, Zinn points out how relations between the American Federation of Labor and the Industrial Workers of the World were often tense, how city life often changed drastically during times of strike, and how immigration laws during the twenties began to favor Anglo-Saxons. One such way Zinn showcases these ideas is by describing how drastically life changed for cities when workers went on strike, hoping for an increase in their wages. As the strike continued on throughout February of 1919, Zinn recalls how all services, except for those that were consider essential to daily life, ceased.
Many Americans post-world war II were afraid of the spread of communism because of their belief in the domino theory, if one country falls then the rest will too. Under external and internal pressures such as the failure of the Potsdam conference Harry Truman adopted a foreign policy during the early years of the cold war ( the late 40’s) called containment. The objective was to stop the spread of communism around the world by creating military alliances such as NATO ,and providing aid to unstable/weak countries through the Marshall Plan. Unfortunately, like many other U.S foreign policies it was effective at times, but also dreadfully ineffective. In order to combat the continuous spread of communism, Truman passed the Truman doctrine, which allowed for foreign intervention in countries affected by Communism.
Many Americans began to despise monarchy and began to call the actions of the crown unjust. Leading to riots of the actions of the British Government and beginning the sparks for the American Civil War. As we can see the French and Indian War was a long and complicated war. This war caused the final sparks needed to stir up a rebellion by the Colonists in America.
Communism was on the brain, and the government and its citizens were trying to put out the fire before it could even begin. Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” takes place under very similar circumstances, in a very different time. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and 1693 were just as intense as the 1950’s, the setting was different, “Commies” were exchanged for witches, but hysteria remained a key player. Mass hysteria, like a plant, flourishes under the right conditions. While a plant needs sunlight, air, and water, hysteria needs fear,
The U.S. formed the House of Un-American Activities, which checked just about every foreign person for them being a spy. This action made every foreigner a suspect. On top of that the HUAC would attack anyone in their way and claim it was justified because they feared the Communists invading their nation. So domestic wise the
With all of the events that took place during this time, they all added up to cause a scare in America at the time. I believe that McCarthy was the main cause of the Red Scare because of his accusations of many American people. McCarthy accused American citizens as well as the United States government while HUAC only accused Hollywood
I learned that during the latter half of the 20th century, the United States was very involved with fighting communism, not only throughout the world, but in the Western Hemisphere as well, where it was deemed a threat to the American way of life. Rightist regimes were installed in various countries with aid from the U.S. government in order to remove this threat. Although Arditti states that the military coup and rightist regime are due to the succession of Juan Peron by his second wife, Isabell, the possibility for U.S. involvement should not be dismissed (Arditti, 1999). Furthermore, the anti-Semitism described by Arditti in these instances is present in the United States as well. Arditti mentions that many Nazis moved to Argentina after WWII, due to the large German community present there (Arditti, 1999).
In addition, this organization was established around 1938 and this origination was established because of the red scare and the overwhelming fear of communism spreading to the west. The primary Purpose of H.U.A.C.( House Un-American Activities Committee) was to investigate communistic influences and put an end to it. A common question most people would hear, if they were interrogated by of H.U.A.C was, " Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communistic Party? " This origination would go around excusing a lot of people being Communists or communist sympathizers, many of these people were even communist or communist sympathizers. The H.U.A.C was known for running carriers one of these carriers was Arthur Miler.
This leads to more problems like airports making bag checks more stricts or require a full body search for everyone which causes many people to become angry. Another big issue with the possible return of cold war tensions with russia is nuclear weapons. NATO does a good job in