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The Red Scare took place twice in American History First in the period of 1919 to 1921which was triggered by a Communist take over of Russia The Red scare never really stoppedsince its first appearance but occurred again in the 1950s It was a label given to the actions oflegislation race riots and the hatred and persecution of revolutionary objectors during thatAfter the war formally ended on November 18 1918 there was an ideological war stillgoing on in the US It was a war which prompted mass paranoia and caused what would beknown as the Red Scare beginning in 1919 and ending in 1921 First period of red scare beganin June 1919 when the newly appointed US attorney general A Mitchel Palmer was waken upby the explosion on his door steps A bomber tripped over something blowing himself up It waslater found that additional bombs had exploded on the doorsteps of other high-rankinggovernment officials in at least 8 more cities This was the start of the first Red Scare throughoutthe country The next days New York Times newspaper reported that the attack was Bolshevik orAfter all the unfair legislation passed by the government the scene was set for a disasterPalmer used the laws set down in 1917 to deport members of the WWI When the Palmer Raidsbegan its two main targets were the Communist Party and the Communist Labor Party In 1918after the end of the war all the groups which opposed the war came under fire They were seenas destructive to the peace and security of the American nation The focus of the attacks was nolonger on the conscientious objectors since many of them had already been jailed during thewar and were still in jail at the time It was now switched over to the Socialists they were still aAnother reason for the Red Scare was the strike held by mine workers They werethought to be making threatening moves against the Capitalist system through
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