Red Scare Essays
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The McCarthy trials put many in the crossfire of being accused of being a communist. Arthur Miller was one of these few that were put under the spotlight. Though McCarthy’s crusade for justice from communist infiltration of our public offices, Miller found it useful to look back to the past. The Salem witch trials characterized by their allegations of warlocks and witches as the public grew into hysteria. The Red scare possessed many of these qualities as the fear of...
Radicalism is defined as the belief or act of change in political and social reform in the forms of anarchy, socialism, and communism. Now communism is defined as a system of government in which the state plans to control the economy and the economic system is characterized by the collective ownership of property and the organization of labor for the common advantage. In World War I, The Red Scare period, and the 1920s the US faced different effects in the...
“The Cold War isn’t thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn’t sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.” These profound words came from President Richard Nixon, who along with many others adamantly condemned communism and its values. This quote helps portray the imminent threat that communism had on society and politics throughout the Cold War era. The Cold War had a wide range of effects on the United States, these effects changed aspects of U.S...
All Alone: Last Day in the Old Home The grey murky sky turned in an instant and became a bright, vibrant red tinge as if the devil himself had cast a spell of darkness, destruction and set the entire sky alight. The aftermath of spit fires between them and us caused great uncertainty and upheaval. Plane parts and enormous sparks from plane engines plummeted from great heights at a fairly high speed crashing on departure, making the earth tremble in...
The dictionary definition of Blacklist is “a list of persons under suspicion, disfavor, censure, etc.’ Blacklist refers to banning or rejecting something or someone. Those who use blacklists separate the negative from the positive. Blacklists are used for anything but it depends on the action taken after the list is made that make it legal or not. Phone companies are highly involved with blacklists and so are employment companies. Blacklists also has a history in the U.S. Blacklists were the...