The Cold War at home

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The Cold War at home Concept: the Cold War was fought not only abroad to contain communism, but in  the homeland as well. Ardent anti-communist crusaders searched for communist  sympathizers and disloyal Americans in the USA. Many citizens were unjustly  accused and lost their jobs. Some like the Rosenberg’s were put to death In a unique way, the Cold War had a domestic battle ground, not only just abroad Looking not only for communists abroad  but also in US McCarthyism Isn’t it a right to have free speech/beliefs If you can arrest someone from being communist supporter  you can arrest  someone for being a democrat Looking for disloyal Americans Roots of anti communism in 1930’s: Fears of large state (New Deal)  overwhelming individual freedom in free-market and lingering fears from  Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Thus HUAC (House Un-American Activities  Committee) founded in 1938 to look at Communist threat to America 1947: Truman calls for Loyalty Oaths of all federal employees/HUAC investigates 
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