Domestic Cold War Fear.ppt - Communist expansion overseas into space brings fear of communist menace to America

Domestic Cold War Fear.ppt - Communist expansion overseas...

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Communist expansion overseas & into space brings fear of communist “menace” to America
Domestic Anti-Communist Hysteria during the Early Cold War Era
Government Promotes “Civil Defense” Ex: “Duck & Cover” Drills in schools
“Loyalty Oaths” Required for all Federal Workers Executive Order 9835 Pres. Truman March 1947
Politicians seeks to “root out subversives” – Example: House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) Hearings - 1947
“Blacklisting” of accused Communists ruins reputations Ex: The “Hollywood Ten”
Trial of Federal Workers Julius & Ethel Rosenberg “Infiltration” of Communists Seems Real Couple Executed in 1953 based on controversial evidence

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