As a part of GCSE History students will learn about the USA between 1840 and 1975. The final part this section covers from 1945 until 1975 and this is the first of four quizzes on that topic, focussing in particular on McCarthyism and the fear of Communism in post-war USA.
There had been a previous "Red Scare" in the USA just after the Great War. The fear of Communism that swept the country after the Second World War was more serious. From 1950 to 1954 Senator Joseph McCarthy (after whom McCarthyism is named) conducted a powerful campaign against alleged Communists at the heart of the American government.
Test your knowledge of McCarthyism and the fear of Communism in post-war USA in this quiz.