In American history, the First Red Scare of 1919–1920 was marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism. Concerns over the effects of radical political agitation in American society and alleged spread in the American labor movement fueled the paranoia that defined the period.

In American history, the First Red Scare of 1919–1920 was marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism. Concerns over the effects of radical political agitation in American society and alleged spread in the American labor movement fueled the paranoia that defined the period.

A "European Anarchist" attempts to destroy the Statue of Liberty in this 1919 political cartoon.

A "European Anarchist" attempts to destroy the Statue of Liberty in this 1919 political cartoon.

This is propaganda against Communism. This poster is trying to show that the Devil is behind Communism. This is trying to get people to see that it is bad because the Devil is influencing it.

This is propaganda against Communism. This poster is trying to show that the Devil is behind Communism. This is trying to get people to see that it is bad because the Devil is influencing it.

McCarthyism - the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from 1950 to 1954 - Destroying an infinite number of lives based only on hearsay ....

McCarthyism - the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence. The term has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from 1950 to 1954 - Destroying an infinite number of lives based only on hearsay ....

Republican Playbook: Global Find & Replace - Take Out "Red" Insert "Muslim"

Republican Playbook: Global Find & Replace - Take Out "Red" Insert "Muslim"

Loyalty day was originally called Americanization Day and was created during the 1st red-scare in the early 1920s. The name changed to Loyalty Day during the 2nd red-scare of the 1950s. It's not an accident that Eisenhower decided to observe it on the most important day to workers around the world -- scary pinko May Day and all.   The People For Bernie Sanders

Loyalty day was originally called Americanization Day and was created during the 1st red-scare in the early 1920s. The name changed to Loyalty Day during the 2nd red-scare of the 1950s. It's not an accident that Eisenhower decided to observe it on the most important day to workers around the world -- scary pinko May Day and all. The People For Bernie Sanders

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