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The Red Scare: Spies Among Us?
The Red Scare

Julius and Ether Rosenberg, members of the Communist Party living in the U.S., were convicted of passing secrets to the Soviet Union in 1945 and sentenced to death.  Controversy surrounded the case, as many claimed the decision was the result of Cold War hysteria, not facts. In this program, students examine primary documents from persons both inside and outside of the Intelligence Community, as well as stepping into President Eisenhower's position to decide whether or not to grant executive clemency to the Rosenbergs.

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“The essence of leadership is to get others to do something because they think you want it done and because they know it is worth while doing.”

Dwight Eisenhower

Remarks at the Republican Campaign Picnic, President’s Gettysburg Farm, September 12, 1956