red scare

NOUN
  1. a period of general fear of communists
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How To Use red scare In A Sentence

  • The Red Scare occurred in the United States in the 1950s.
  • The Red Scare caused many innocent people to be afraid to express their ideas. They feared they might be accused of being a communist.
  • I would prefer the term concentration camp — just as I would prefer that term be used for the concentration camps built and staffed (but not filled) under Title II of the McCarran Act (Red Scare Right Wing Reactionary time). The Volokh Conspiracy » “Paranoid Conservatives”:
  • Hoover interrogated the group's leader and extracted the only direct evidence about the 1919 anarchist bombings that prompted that year's Red Scare.
  • This will not prevent their ‘discovery’ after the event, but few any longer attach much importance to this tattered scarecrow.
  • Leaders of this campaign accused thousands of people of being communists, or "reds. "The campaign became known as the Red Scare.
  • 1954 - Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.
  • Woodrow Wilson's Red Scare was the earliest and most extreme resort to state power in twentieth-century America to suppress labour, political dissidence, and independent thought.
  • The black windcheater and jeans stuck to her lean form, making her appear like a withered scarecrow.
  • 1972 - Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist in the early 1950s during the Red Scare.
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