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Introduction to Anti-communism in America: Assessment 2

The following documents illustrate the chronological span of anti-communist feelings and show how the Federal government, through the use of propaganda and legal documents, campaigned to gain support for it's anti-communist stance. Several of these documents are long. Students must read through the entire document before answering the questions.


Executive Order No. 9835 Letter from Seth W. Richardson dated December 4, 1947 PDF version (0.9MB)

Please read the following document and answer the two questions following the reading.


Assessment 2

  1. According to this letter, what must each employee provide to the Employee Loyalty Program?
  2. If one is a member of a subversive organization as described by the Executive Branch of the Government, is that person automatically disloyal to the United States? Explain.