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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1954: Communism Fears Challenge Freedom of Assembly
Capitalizing on Americans’ Cold War fears, Sen. Joseph McCarthy uses his position in Congress to target past, present and suspected members of the Communist Party for public persecution.
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