Chapter 25 The Cold War Years

Anti-Communism in America.

Central Historical Question

What fears did America have about communism and how did they attempt to address those fears?

Task

    You will be assigned a specific topic below.  You will use the links below to learn about the topic and complete your graphic organizer.  You will then participate in a "speed date" activity where you will learn from you fellow classmates about the other topics.

  • What is it? (describe it/define it)

  • How does it relate to communism?
  • Does this contribute to the "fear" of communism?  EXPLAIN
                   OR
  • How does it react to communism?   EXPLAIN

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade

http://www.alba-valb.org/history/spanish-civil-war

The National Negro Congress

http://gdc.gale.com/archivesunbound/archives-unbound-national-negro-congress/

Federal Loyalty-Security Program and loyalty oaths

https://www.trumanlibrary.org/dbq/docs/loyaltyprogram/LoyaltyProgram_Background.pdf

Robin Hood and Communism

https://www.juancole.com/2014/05/mccarthyites-communist-movement.html

The Grapes of Wrath

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/220764%7C0/The-Big-Idea-The-Grapes-of-Wrath.html

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

http://www.coldwar.org/articles/50s/TheRosenbergTrial.asp

Alger Hiss

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/venona/dece_hiss.html

The “Hollywood Ten”

http://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/hollywood-ten

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/hollywood-ten-men-who-refused-839762/item/edward-dmytryk-1908-1999-839784


Joseph McCarthy
http://www.coldwar.org/articles/50s/senatorjosephmccarthy.asp

Fifth Column
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_column

Red Menace
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_menace

House Un-American Activities Committee
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_menace

Internal Security Act of 1950
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McCarran_Internal_Security_Act

The Communist Control Act
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=9998


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