Essay on The War Of The Cold War

1824 Words Mar 27th, 2016 8 Pages
The end of WWII marked the start of the Cold War between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. During this time period there was a clash between Capitalism and Communism that engulfed the world. These two very different ideologies caused thousands to dye, billions of dollars to be spent, and great advancements in technology. As a result of the Cold War and the fear of the spread of communism, America’s citizens and culture were changed drastically.

During the 1950s a Senator named Joseph McCarthy went on a national witch hunt trying to find communist loyalist within America. McCarthy’s witch hunt caused the fear of communism to become even stronger in America. This fear of communist spies taking over America, spread to other places besides the Federal Government. “McCarthy was not the only individual to seek out potential communists.The HOUSE COMMITTEE ON UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES (HUAC) targeted the Hollywood film industry” (“McCarthyism”). Many actors, directors, and producer’s reputation were ruined, just like many people in the federal government, because of a witch hunt for communist spies. Many of these people were found to be guilty even though there was no creditable evidence against them. American’s fear of communism is shown in many different things, but one of the major places is movies during the time period. Many of the movies produced during this time period deal with communism. An example of a movie playing off of America’s fear of communism is the 1952 film Walk East on…

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