In American history, the First Red Scare of 1919–1920 was marked by a widespread fear of Bolshevism and anarchism. Concerns over the effects of radical political agitation in American society and alleged spread in the American labor movement fueled the paranoia that defined the period.
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North Carolina Dem. Lee Slater Overman. The Overman (sub)Committee, operating Sept.1918 to June 1919, originally investigated pro-German sentiments in the U.S. LIQUOR industry. After WW I ended and the German threat lessened, it investigated Bolshevism, which had appeared as a threat during the First Red Scare after the 1917 Russian Revolution. The Committee's hearing on Bolshevik propaganda had a major role in constructing an image of a radical threat to the U.S. during the First Red Scare.
McCarthyism - The historical period that came to be known as the McCarthy era began well before Joseph McCarthy's own involvement in it. Many factors contributed to McCarthyism, some of them extending back to the years of the First Red Scare (1917–20), inspired by Communism's emergence as a recognized political force.