Essays Tagged: "Red Scare"

This is an essay relating the Red Scare of the 1950's and Arthur Miller's The Crucible

The Fear FactorThe Salem Witch Trials and the 1950's Red Scare were both the product of fear, hysteria, suspicion, and false accusations. These black eve ... it was given that their voice was the word of god.The equivalent of the Witch Trial jury during the Red Scare was the committee that charged people of communism. It was named the House Committee on Un ... wn as blacklisting. The people, who were believed to be a communist, were added to a list that rendered them shunned and they had to pay a fine of $500. Many of these people's lives were ruined, emplo ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Guilty or innocent? The story of Ethyl and Julius Rosenberg all about j & e Rosenberg

yl and Julius RosenbergIt was shortly after World War Two, and the nation was going through another Red Scare. Being a suspected communist made one as guilty as being a serial murderer in America. Com ... Communist North Korea and China had recently invaded South Korea, and the USSR had recently discovered the secret to atomic weapons. When Russia detonated its first atom bomb, Americans were infuriat ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Red Scare Describes the causes and consequences of the Red Scare of 1919

Red ScareThe Red Scare of 1919 was the first of two major periods in American History when fear of r ... ericans thought to be radicals (communists, anarchists, or socialists). An unprecedented event, the Red Scare of 1919 exhibits how popular suppression and fear of radicalism can have disastrous conseq ... s how popular suppression and fear of radicalism can have disastrous consequences.The causes of the Red Scare are numerous and varied, however, one of the most important factors that contributed to th ...

(4 pages) 99 1 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

The 1920s as a New Age.

and foreign encroachment on American government and values led to much anxiety and intolerance. The red scare, for example, 'red listed' Hollywood actors and blue collar workers alike, causing employe ... although shunning and discriminating against many new groups of Americans and immigrants also fostered the modernist culture and new American values.

(1 pages) 95 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Cold War, Vietnam War, Anti-War"

d return it to a republic state. If the U.S. were successful, it would be a great leap against the "Red Scare" and containing this stronger growing party.At home in the U.S., the people were strong be ... ixon. In the end, Nixon got the vote, and as promised, began pulling troops out of Vietnam, but offered the South Vietnamese help at anytime.In the end, the people always get what they want; by protes ...

(2 pages) 105 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

The growth of communism throughout the world.

e rather than sound reasoning. It is that same fear that gave the world the Cold War and McCarthy's Red Scare. The purpose of this paper is neither to support communism over capitalism nor the reverse ... Marxism, 11). (Dueto Marx being the more widely known influence, he will be the one most often referred to.) It was his belief that private property was the cause of the poverty and degradation of the ...

(7 pages) 80 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Langston Hughes and the Civil Rights Movement.

as Langston Hughes whose poems and writing contributed directly to the rhetoric of the day and inspired many African-Americans, both in and out of the Civil Rights movement. Much of this grew out of w ... movements throughout the third world. In America, twenty years of progressive reform ended with the red scare, race riots, and isolationism throughout 1919 and led to conservative administrations thro ...

(7 pages) 229 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Arthur Miller and his distorted historical accuracies.

in response to a fear of Communism that had developed in the United States during that decade. The "Red Scare", as it was later called by historians was led by Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose paranoia ... pert on the subject of Puritan Salem and acts of hysteria.The question is, why is Arthur Miller revered by so many as "the man to ask" regarding the Salem Witch trials when his play had many inaccurac ...

(8 pages) 49 0 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

McCarthy- Force for Good or Evil?

ive members. In reality, the US itself was not at any real threat from communist takeover. Yet this Red Scare caused people to become unnecessarily mistrustful and fearful. Anyone suspected of being a ... a spy was dismissed from his occupation and blacklisted. He could never work again. McCarthy later reduced the list of 205 to around 60, and even then all of the accusations turned out to be false. P ...

(2 pages) 52 1 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War


ces and wages remained static thus, mainly businesses profited.*Secretary of treasury Andrew Mellon reduced income taxes to benefit the rich*Those who received the highest incomes had increased throug ... e. The US was extremely dependent on the spending of the rich.*The unions were made weak due to the red scare. The steel industry was still working a 12 hour day. This was ended by President Harding a ...

(2 pages) 42 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Some notes on the "Crucible"

influence, but refused to give the commitee names of other writers who had attended communist-inspired meetings, so he was convicted of contempt of Congress in 1957Mc Carthyism, Red Hunt, "Witch Hunt ...

(1 pages) 20 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The King of Hollywood"

The time of great prosperity and change began to increase in the USA in the 1920s. "The Red Scare" frightened the minds of Americans and immigrants were coming from all over the world to t ... s of entertainment were invented: automobiles, improved airplanes, radio and especially movies captured the society of that time. One recognized figure of cinematography was Douglas Fairbanks Sr., who ... the city. His mother took him to theater performances and shows. As a result young Doug met the retired actress Maude Fealy, who was his first instructor. Soon after, Doug was brought to the attention ...

(4 pages) 44 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Evolution of American Civil Rights and Its Implication Today

icans during World War II were rounded up and forced to live in concentration camps. There was the "Red Scare" and the persecution of communists in the 1950s. Finally, Blacks in the South fought a lon ... vention of July 1848 was the start of a long campaign for women's suffrage. Susan B. Anthony registered to vote in her hometown of Rochester, NY, in 1872. When she cast her ballot, she was arrested. A ...

(6 pages) 121 0 3.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

The Symbolic Dystopia presented in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

Ray Bradbury was born in August of 1920, and by the age of ten discovered the wealth of information available at his local library. However, no one imagined the creation ... ing in Fahrenheit 451 in response to the persecutions resulting from a fear of communism during the Red Scare, which gripped the nation mid-century. Similar to other anti-utopian novels, such as Orwel ... threat of government suppression. Bradbury's inspiration in the creation of Fahrenheit 451 can be credited to the influence of the fear of dystopia running rampant through his society. This was due t ...

(9 pages) 182 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Grapes of Wrath: A Criticism of Capitalism

criticism of capitalism at a time when the United States was experiencing the remnants of a 1920s "red scare". He begins the novel by showing the reader the sickness of capitalism, then reveals the g ... t have - as though the Bank or the Company were a monster, with thought and feeling, which had ensnared them" (Page 42). He uses Interchapter 5 to tell the stories of the families that have fallen vic ...

(3 pages) 15328 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Crucible essay",the story is not so much a bout a wich hunt as it is an illumination of human weakness...

y other methods such as being pressed. The play the Crucible was wrote by Arthur Miller during the "Red Scare", which was almost parallel with the Salem witch hunts in that many innocent people were a ... isy, and vindictiveness are what the play is actually about. Just like what was going on during the Red Scare during Arthur Miller's time.

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Red scare, fear of communism essay. Argues that politicians used the Red Scare to gain power

Was the Red Scare Bad News for Everybody?In life, people often use their surroundings to help them progress. ... . For instance, during the late 1940's and early 1950's, politicians have used the influence of the Red Scare in order to gain political control. The Red Scare, or fear of communism, was started when ... ut the world. Communists like Mao Zedong spread communism and so did the Soviets. Most Americans feared communism and politicians like Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon found ways to utilize that fear an ...

(7 pages) 116 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers


The Red Scare, also known as the Era of McCarthyism, spanned from 1950 to 1954, and was a movement of an ... osing political party, allowing them to successfully regain presidency with Eisenhower in 1952. The Red Scare, originally directed towards a foreign ideal, was played on by party politics and internal ... by McCarthy and his two assistants, Roy Cohn and David Schine, in highly publicized trials and suffered immensely under the often unproven humiliating accuses. In 1950, Congress passed the McCarran In ...

(4 pages) 136 2 1.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"The Crucible" vs McCarthyism.

to McCarthyism to influence him in his writing the play "The Crucible". The episodes involving the Red Scare and Joseph McCarthy are extremely analogous to the witch hunt in Salem, Massachusetts. It ... insanity engulfed the entire town. This is why all the rationale that ever existed in Salem disappeared during the witch trials. The setting of The Crucible also creates and delineates character, espe ...

(8 pages) 51 1 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The 1950's An American History: Brief overview of 1950's culture.

hula hoop. People dressed the same, talked the same, and acted the same. It was also a time of the Red Scare and Korean War. The government used fear tactics and were mostly unquestioned. When addres ...

(2 pages) 63 0 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History