For our discussion of the Cold War you’ll be completing a short
writing assignment based on the attached two documents from the Red
Scare. Both are from Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy (a speech and letter
to President Truman) and address the issue of Communist influence
within the United States. In a 1-2 pages response, I want you to respond
to the following questions based on these readings.
1. What tactics/references did McCarthy employ to increase his audience’s fear of the potential Communist threat?
2. What evidence does he supply to support the assertions he makes in regards to Communism?
3. Is it possible to balance free speech and the need for security in a time of crisis such as the early Cold War?