Visualization of the Red Scare

The flowchart created can be accessed with the link above^


This flowchart comically looks into the paranoia and obsession with radical elements during the first Red Scare from 1919 to the early 1920’s. It looks into the intense fear of immigrants because of their alleged connection to radical ideologies and how different they were perceived as from the typical American, as well as the fear of unions fueled by connections between some unions and radical organizations. For example, the accusation that you’re a communist/dangerous radical if you are an immigrant who doesn’t like American values or isn’t patriotic enough comes from the bias that was given against Sacco and Vanzetti because they were anarchist immigrants from Italy who were atheist (while most of America was Christian at the time). Let’s find out if you’re a patriotic American worthy of the beautiful freedoms, or an evil communist radical who should immediately get out of the country.




American Pageant Eleventh 11, chapter 34, pages 746 and 747


Made by William Kang


2 thoughts on “Visualization of the Red Scare

  1. I enjoy the fact that I can interact with this visual and it is fun to see what would’ve happened, however bad it may be. It’s eye opening really, to think that people could actually be deported for something so simple and seemingly harmless by today’s standards.

  2. This visual is actually very well done and funny. You did a good job of incorporating humor and historical reality. You cleared that idea up for me a little too, so thanks! It is almost laughable how racist and terrible our country behaved back then, but it is more important to be thankful for how far it has come. True? Yeah, true.. The pictures, especially of the union worker and union symbol added a lot to the visual. Nice job dude.

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