Communism? Red Scare?
Communism frightens America
When the Cold War began, many people feared the spread of Communism. This was known as the Red Scare. Fear of communism began when the US fought with many different countries in order to try to contain communism from spreading to the US. Some efforts of containment were successful, while others were not. Fear of communism rose throughout America when the Soviet Union developed the A-Bomb. Many feared that with nuclear weapons now involved that the spread of communism would be much harder to contain. Anti-Communist Republicans then accused President Truman of begin "soft" on communism. In other words, Truman wasn't doing much to try to retaliate after the Soviet Union created the bomb to try to keep communism from spreading further.