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After WWII Americans knew they lived in the strongestand greatest country on earth They were however afraidof communism at home and abroad Through the reading anddiscussions in this class I have found the primary reasoningfor this fear was because they did not want to think ourAfter the war businesses were trying to get back tonormal and trying to convert form planes to cars so tospeak The entire economy was working to make life betterfor the country Communism was going on all over the worldin countrys like china and Russia The US must always bethe superpower so they put their two cents in when speakingabout foreign affairs The government did not want to dealwith other countrys because they did not want the communistinfluence to take effect in the US So the Americans weremaking their own things in factorys and such People wereunable to buy goods they wanted or neededDuring the cold war Joe McCarthy began t put out listof people whom he thought were communist in the US TheMcCarthyism era began a widespread fear of communism People in the US were taught that communism was bad andanyone affiliated wit it were bad too People were calledred or pink for showing suspicious signs of communism Communist countrys were not people whom you wanted to beaffiliated with McCarthy went crazy in accusing manypeople of being red or pink McCarthy blamed many innocentpeople and few like the Rosenburgs were killed and laterThe McCarthy era can be compared to the book TheCrucible The children in the book had done something badand got caught but to take the attention off them theybegan to accuse people of being witches People that hadcrossed them in some way became the ones who were accusedand later innocently convicted and killed I feel thatpossibly many of the people on McCarthys list could havebeen accused in the same way as the witches I think thatMcCarthy wanted power just as the US wants to be the powerof
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