The red scare
by kalan hampton and Eddie Mclean
As the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s, by Communists in the U.S. became known as the Red Scare Communists were often referred to as the Reds to the red Soviet flag The Red Scare led to a range of actions that had a profound and enduring effect on U.S. government and society. Federal employees the House American Activities Committee, as well as U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, investigated allegations of elements in the government and the Hollywood film industry.