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Aiding the Enemy

Post 9/11, in some communities, patriotism morphed into hostility against those who didn't seem to fully support the government. The country again had to balance protecting the United States from attackers with allowing citizens to express political ideas.

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  • Cold War
  • Current Events
  • National Security
  • 7-12
  • College/University

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What is aiding the enemy?

Joe McCarthy

1954: Communism Fears Challenge Freedom of Assembly

Capitalizing on Cold War fears, a senator uses his position in Congress to target past, present and suspected members of the Communist Party for public persecution.


2010: Advancing Peace or Terror?

The Humanitarian Law Project challenges a law that bans working with foreign groups designated by the United States as terrorist organizations.

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