The Cold War At Home Red Scare - began in 1919, revived in 46/47. Conservatives/religious people anxious of Communism and attacked Fair Deal programs by claiming they were communist/socialist. Conservatives always took a strong anti-communist stand, so liberals pressured to become anti-communist to keep voters. Due the broad public anxieties. Encouraged Americans to spy on neighbors, many scholars are fired, federal employees purged.Red baiting - Tactic that smeared people as Communists, denounced them and undermined theiractions. Spread throughout government elections. Loyalty boards were established to find Communists. Certain workplaces forced people to swear loyalty oaths. Promotion of anti-Communism became a means of increasing popularity. Generally used to denounce opposing groups/people.J. Edgar Hoover - 1919 Red Scare proponent. Urged the search for Communists. Director of FBI. Encourage people to spy on their neighbors.