(Solution) Hist 405N Week 7 Discussion: The Cold War and America

How did the Cold War affect the social and political climate in the United States during the 1950s? In particular, how do you explain McCarthyism and the Red Scare? Can you think of any modern parallels to these events, when fear and paranoia threatened basic American liberties? Elaborate.


The Cold War, as explained by Keene and O’Donnell (2012) had substantial impacts on the American society particularly. As such, these impacts escalated owing to the opposing values that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union. Precisely, according to Tindall and Shi 2016), while the United States represented capitalism, the Soviet Union represented communism.   Given that the United States and the Soviet Union were considered the dominant world powers after the Second World War, competition between the two nations became a significant global conflict.  In regards to economic perspective, while the US advocated for free market, the Soviet Union advocated for communism.  In relation to political perspectives, both nations wanted to influence new governments particularly in the European countries.  Taking this into account, while the US represented democratic…..Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $5