was communism feared

Why Was Communism Feared? After WWII, Americans knew they lived in the strongest and “greatest” country on earth. They were however afraid of communism at home and abroad. Through the reading and discussions in this class I have found the primary reasoning for this fear was because they did not want to think our country could be like the rest. After the war businesses were trying to get back to normal and trying to convert form planes to cars so to speak. The entire economy was working to make life better for the country. Communism was going on all over the world in country’s like china and Russia. The U.S. must always be the superpower so they put their two cents in when speaking about foreign affairs. The government did not want to deal with other country’s because they did not want the communist influence to take effect in the U.S. So the Americans were making their own things in factory’s and such. People were unable to buy goods they wanted or needed. During the cold war Joe McCarthy began t put out list of people whom he thought were communist in the U.S. The McCarthyism era began a widespread fear of communism. People in the U.S. were taught that communism was bad and anyone affiliated wit it were bad too. People were called “red or “pink” for showing suspicious signs of communism. Communist country’s were not people whom you wanted to be affiliated with. McCarthy went crazy in accusing many people of being red or pink. McCarthy blamed many innocent people and few like the Rosenburg’s were killed and later found out to be innocent. The McCarthy era can be compared to the book The Crucible. The children in the book had done something bad and got caught, but to take the attention off them they began to accuse people of being witches. People that had crossed them in some way became the ones who were accused and later innocently convicted and killed. I feel that pos…

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