This posting defines Red Scare and identifies the factors which led to the emergence of American fear of Communism after World War I.
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." ...
This posting provides resources related to this era.