The Communist Control Act ushers in anti-communist propaganda

This day in 1954, at the height of the "Red Scare," President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Communist Control Act, outlawing the Communist Party in the U.S. and criminalizing any activities by individuals seen to be in support of the party. Anti-communist propaganda flooded newspapers, radios and movie theaters, including films like, "How to Spot a Communist" ( and the cartoon, "Make Mine Freedom." (