Containment and the Anti-War Movement :

McCarthyism and the Red Scare

Analysis: What was the Red Scare? How did it create and contribute to an atmosphere of paranoia among American citizens in the 1950’s?

1 - 2 class periods
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  • McCarthyism & the Red Scare
    What was the Red Scare? How did it create and contribute to an atmosphere of paranoia amongst American citizens in the 1950's?
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    McCarthyism & the Red Scare

    Students will use the evidence from the documents provided to explain how the primary sources contributed to an atmosphere of paranoia and hysteria.

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