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The anti-communist scare of the 1950's in America was known as the "Red Scare" The movement was originally designed to locate and call out anti-american activities in government , education, science and the Arts. The leading force behind this effort was led by Senator Mc Carthy. Suspected communists were subpeoned by Congress to testify before the House Committe on Un-American Activities. These hearing were televised to the American public and became a witch hunt and a circus combined. Many individuals were black listed for suspected communist beliefs and had their careers and life ruined.

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The name given to the anti-communist panic in the US was the Red Scare, which refers to the widespread fear and paranoia of communism and communist influence during the early to mid-20th century.

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