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Most Americans value three things: The right to free speech, the right to property, and the right to freedom of religion. Communism goes against these things. In Marxist teaching, the ideal society would contain no religion, and no individual property. Thus Americans fear communism.

There are many reasons why America was so scared of Communism:

  • The public associated communism with anarchy and immigrants trying to destroy their type of government.
  • There would be no individually owned property and everything would be publicly owned (owned by the government).
  • The 'American Dream' is based on the ability to make a successful future for yourself in your own way.
  • The American culture is based on ideas of freedom, individuality and capitalism
  • Corruption is more likely and would cause more damage with communism.
  • Americans are raised to believe that their society alone has complete freedom.
  • It removes the incentive and ability to aspire and be greater.
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