The Red Menace In The 1920's: A Case Study

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a) When we place these two sets of rituals of the “red menace” in the 1950’s, and the “Palmer raids” in the 1920’s we see some differences. The red menace occurred in the 1950s around the Cold War time period; it involved communist parties in the Soviet Union. The red scare only grew. “Like a prairie-fire“, wrote Palmer. With the Palmer raids there was a man named Mitchell Palmer who was a Quaker. He was an attorney general, and invoked the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 allowing his troops to deport aliens without a trial or hearing. The differences are just the thirty year difference, but still the same hysteria. Security has evolved overtime making public places safer, but on the other hand has people still worried for
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