- 1950's fear of Communism is high in the USA
- Led by Senator Joseph McCarthy (House of Un-American Activities Committee)
- Period of paranoia (1950-54)
- Becomes a witch hunt
- Suggestion of guilt was enough to ruin most people
The fear of communism was very high in the United States, making this a period of paranoia. Many innocent victims were accused of being communist, ruining countless civilians lives.