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Overall, it is fair to assume that although the Communist party posed a threat to American society, the anti-communist witch hunts went much further and accused innocent Americans that did not provoke the oppression that was thrust upon them. The demonisation of Communism allowed Americans to blindly follow the hysteria created by anti-communists without questioning whether their actions were reasonable. To conclude, the American anti-communist crusade was not a justified reaction to the threat faced by the United States as the American communist threat was blown completely out of proportion and affected too many innocent people. Even though the communist threat may have been real, it was not justifiable to start a public hysteria-induced crusade against supposed un-American ideologies that prevented innocent citizens from exercising their constitutional rights.
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