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The Red Scare & Economy
Transcript of The Red Scare & Economy
Senator from Wisconsin
Announced 205 gov. workers
House of Unamerican Activities Committee-
Brought alleged communists in front of Congress for questioning
From 1945 to 1960...
average yearly income doubles
Gross National Product doubles
families owned more cars, houses
"In God we trust" became motto of US in 1954
"Under God" added to Pledge of Allegiance
More church-goers than ever before
WHY?- took comfort in having higher power during
period of nuclear threats
- Communism- atheistic
Television- "Many couples credit
television, which simultaneously eased
baby sitting, entertainment, and financial
problems, with having brought them closer"
Safety and Security- always stay on
the given path, it's the most familiar and sure
Women- job is support family/husband
-Teachers, secretaries, etc.
Growth of Suburbs
Baby boomers- veterans from WWII come
GI Bill of Rights- low interest mortgages and educational opportunities
Families move to away from cities for more
space and quiet
"so you read books do ya?"
Gov. accused Hollywood actors/writers for spreading communism
Many were blacklisted. Those accused lost jobs and reputations