The Fear Of Communism Affected American Life

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This contrasts to the world outside of the text, as children are often seen as innocent beings and are shielded from many things. However, in the text, the government places children in war zones and several dangerous situations. During the Cold War, when the text was written, children were also exposed to various unsafe situations. According to an article, "Schoolchildren practiced 'duck and cover exercises and air raid drills...Television programs were interrupted by tests of the Emergency Broadcast System, reminding viewers that in the event of an actual emergency they would be instructed where to go" (How the Fear of Communism Affected American Life). Similar to the text, children and families played a significant role during that time,
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