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The Red Scare took place twice in American History First in the period of 1919 to 1921 which was triggered by a Communist take over of Russia The Red scare never really stopped since its first appearance but occurred again in the 1950s It was a label given to the actions of legislation race riots and the hatred and persecution of revolutionary objectors during that period of time After the war formally ended on November 18 1918 there was an ideological war still going on in the US It was a war which prompted mass paranoia and caused what would be known as the Red Scare beginning in 1919 and ending in 1921 First period of red scare began in June 1919 when the newly appointed US attorney general A Mitchel Palmer was waken up by the explosion on his door steps A bomber tripped over something blowing himself up It was later found that additional bombs had exploded on the doorsteps of other high-ranking government officials in at least 8 more cities This was the start of the first Red Scare throughout the country The next days New York Times newspaper reported that the attack was Bolshevik or WWI origin After all the unfair legislation passed by the government the scene was set for a disaster Palmer used the laws set down in 1917 to deport members of the WWI When the Palmer Raids began its two main targets were the Communist Party and the Communist Labor Party In 1918 after the end of the war all the groups which opposed the war came under fire They were seen as destructive to the peace and security of the American nation The focus of the attacks was no longer on the conscientious objectors since many of them had already been jailed during the war and were still in jail at the time It was now switched over to the Socialists they were still
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