Political cartoon from the New York Evening Telegram, November 1, 1919In 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 labour movement fueled the paranoia that defined the period.

Political cartoon from the New York Evening Telegram, November 1, 1919
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 labour movement fueled the paranoia that defined the period.