Red Scare

Red Scare

Red scare was a period in US when there was a suspicion of communism and fear of widespread infultration of communism in US. As fighting during World War II raged on, Allied leaders Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill grew suspicious of Joseph Stalin's postwar plans for the Soviet Union. They came to realize that the Russian dictator could not be trusted and cautiously evaluated how wartime strategies might affect postwar outcomes. Roosevelt, and later President Harry Truman, worried that the spread of communism would threaten the safety of the United States and all democratic countries. By the time the U.S. entered the Korean War in 1950, America was entangled in a second Red Scare so intense that it overshadowed the Red Scare of 1919-1920.

Gilded age politics