The Red Scare: The Era Of Communism

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Communism was an economic-political philosophy founded by Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels. These men both had similar principle which lead to their book named " The Communist Manifesto ". They both desired to end capitalism feeling that it was the social class system that led to exploitation of workers. This led to many conflicts between capitalism and communism as economic systems. Communism posed a domestic threat to America because communism resulted in Red Scare, Era of McCarthyism, and Cold War. Communism is one of other reasons that lead to the Red Scare. The Red Scare in the late 1940s and early 1950 was the fear of communism. During the Red Scare events communist pushed for basic rights , by having John Huston and Myrna Loy create the committee for the first amendment in protest of HUAC's hearings. Communist were also known for being a foreign threat because foreign communist begin to influence society. When the Red Scare kicked off as people who were suspected of having communist ties were often terrorized and jailed. This called communist to speak out against the government claiming that they were wrong. …show more content…

The Era of McCarthyism received the name after the U.S. senator from Wisconsin who exposed domestic communist. McCarthy believed that there were communist working against the U.S. government from within. This caused communist to leave the entertainment industries. Which caused their names to be blacklisted and the HUAC called a variety of assumed communists to testify to being a communist. Many communist refused to comment publicly regarding their beliefs. This made America threaten because The American Communist Party made strides among large number of Americans to defend their

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