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Anticomunism and Mccarthyism

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Week 1 notes Anticommunism and McCarthyism Paper
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper written between 1947 and 1954 to see how these events were covered by the media. (New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor)
About anticommunism- Anti-communism is a set of beliefs, social values, or political opinions that communism or a one party system form of government that holds all power, including the economy is not acceptable.
-great anti-communist frenzy in the late 1940s and early 1950s that had corrosive effects on American life. Known to many as “McCarthyism,” after the Wisconsin senator who became the most famous and notorious voice of anti-communism for a time, the post–World War II Red Scare was a widespread phenomenon that affected almost every area of American life.
The early years of the Cold War coincided with a time of economic anxiety as the nation attempted to adjust to conversion from war to peace; but by the early 1950s, the American economy entered a period of high economic growth and stability.

McCarthyism during this period- Whereas, McCarthyism unfairly targeted and investigated men and women for being suspected of being a communist often destroying reputations and causing employers to place suspects names on the so called "blacklist" for fear of risking his or her own reputation (especially Hollywood) destroyed by the powerful Senator Joseph McCarthy. Throughout the late 1950's and even until the end of the cold war McCarthyism allowed government to violate the basic American political and civil rights.
*The New York Times (May 24, 1953). M'Carthyism Held Danger to Nation,

Including examples Quotes from each of the three articles you located

-The differences between anticommunism and McCarthyism

-The perspective from which the media covered anticommunism and McCarthyism

-American foreign policy decisions impacted by anticommunism

-How Americans’ lives changed because of the Red Scare

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