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Communism for AP Language by Mind Map: Communism for
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Communism for AP Language

Bolshevik Revolution

America Supported Provisional Government

Soviets won in October 1917

"Ten Days that shook the world" John Reed

Lincoln Steffens "I have seen the future and it works"

First Red Scare

Committee on Public Information

Made WWI Propaganda

Also democratic Russian propaganda

Occurred during/after WWI

Anarchist Bombings

mostly failed bombings by anarchists caused First Red Scare

1917 Espionage Act

made it illegal to interfere with the success of the US at WWI

1918 Sedition Act

made disloyalty to the U.S a crime.

repealed in 1920

Palmer Raids

Attorney General Mitchell Palmer

under authority of Sedition Act

FBI under J. Edgar Hoover collected names legally and illegally for Palmer

over 6000 arrested

IWW wobblies mostly taken out

Communist Party USA membership reduced 80% due to fear

Palmer predicted May 20th 1920 uprising that didn't happen

shot his credibility

"An assassin may have brilliant intellectuality, he may be able to excuse his murder or robbery with fine oratory, but any theory which excuses crime is not wanted in America." --source linked

Second Red Scare


Elizabeth Bentley named 40 spies in the government

Alger Hiss convicted of perjury

The Great Depression

Federal One Programs

Apparently full of Communists

Accused of leftist slant in its plays

Writer's Guidbooks also

Works Progress Administration was a New Deal Program

The New Deal created support for communists

50,000 members of CPUSA in 1939

Congress of Industrial Organizations

Communist Infiltrated

Soviet spies in front groups

Dies Committee

Politically against the New Deal

Investigated the Federal Theater Project

Martin Dies Jr and Samuel Dickstein

World War II

Soviet-Nazi Nonagression Pact

Kills support of Communist Party

Allied powers of USSR and US

Many spies infiltrate government

Lend-Lease to Russia

FDR "Soft on Communism"

Joe McCarthy

Jumped on the Anti-Communism Bandwagon for Political Fame

The real Communists were already gone

Had major media support

Relied on it

When he lost media attention he went downhill

Died in 1957 of alcohol related illness

Senate censured him in 1956

Used Korean War to support himself

"the boys dying" because of N. Korean Communism, Quote This

Also 1949 Mao Zedong CCP

Previously a divorce judge

character assasinator

Anybody who was against him he called a Communist

Ordered investigation of the CIA

J Edgar Hoover of the FBI helped him root out Communism and homosexuals

Communist Parties

Two formed in 1900s eventually merged

Communist Party of USA

Communist Workers Party of USA

Support for Spanish Civil War

As Anti-Fascism against Francisco Franco

Really in support of Communist satellite state

Gained members with Anti-Fascism platform

Lost members with Palmer Raids

Lost more members with Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

Paper Outline

Introduction: In the "war" on Communism and Un Americanism, like all ideological wars, rhetoric played a principal part in the various fronts of the First and Second Red Scare in the first half of the 20th century.

Bolshevik Revolution and Propaganda for both sides

Conclusion: something vaguely political about the war on terror and McCarthyism

Nationalism after the war

Dies Committee and Soviet Spies


Brief history of WWII

Paper Notes

Two Column Design

Illuminated Quote at the top of the first page

Comparing HUAC to Hitler's book burning

Illuminated Quotes within

Clever McCarthy Quotes