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Red Scare in America after World War I

This posting defines Red Scare and identifies the factors which led to the emergence of American fear of Communism after World War I.

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As you define and explore factors that led to The Red Scare after World War I, please allow these notes to guide you:

Please note that this term refers to America's nationwide fear of communists. It also embodied an overall fear of socialists, anarchists, and other dissidents in 1919 following a series of anarchist bombings. In sum, Americans feared a Bolshevik-style revolution (http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/SaccoV/redscare.html).

When looking at factors which fostered this fear, please note that during World War I, nationwide patriotism was strong. If a citizen was not patriotic, he or she was a likely "suspect." ...

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