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Unformatted text preview: I. I n t roductory Paragraph A. Thesis: The Cold War and the effort to eradicate communism
l eft a heavy burden on the American people. As fears of communism and the conflict between the U.S. and the Soviet U nion intensified the American people were forced to adjust t o a new cultu re that labeled and persecuted many for being “ un-American.” Looking back on the situation it is a pparent that containment of communism and grappling w ith the Soviet Union was an unfai r t rade-off for American’s p eace of mind and political freedoms. I I. Body of Paper A. Topic Sentence: Many people expressed legitimate fear over
t he spread of communism, which led them to do drastic t hings. 1. One girl k illed herself, and her father said that in the suicide note that she left she talked about some of her fears, those being “fears of world communism and war,” a) Source: “Gir l, 14, Fears War, Ends L ife,” The Pioneer P ress, Februa ry 13, 1949 B. Topic Sentence: Many people were discriminated against
because of their political beliefs, some were blacklisted, and o thers were even th rown in prison. 1. Source: “Six Pastors Oppose Talk by Wallace; Catholics in D anbury P rotest Scheduled Speech Before Danbu ry L ions Club,” New York T imes, Februa ry 13, 1949, pg. 43 C. Topic Sentence: Many Americans experienced a loss of
f reedom of speech and other r ights, this can be seen in the m any cases where people were imp risoned for speaking of communist practices 1. Source: “Judge Orders Reds to State I n tention; Demands A nswer on Monday as to What They P ropose to P rove in J u ry Challenge,” The New York T imes, Februa ry 13, 1949, p g. 1 D. Topic Sentence: ...
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