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Nahum Erigo P.1 Chapter 18 Section 3 Fear of Communist Influence LOYALTY REVIEW BOARD in March 1947, President Truman issued an executive order setting up the Federal Employee Loyalty Program, which included the Loyalty Review Board purpose was to investigate government employees and to dismiss those who were found to be disloyal to the U.S. government U.S. attorney general drew up a list of 91 “subversive” organizations; membership in any of these groups was grounds for suspicion From 1947 to 1951, government loyalty boards investigated 3.2 million employees and dismissed 212 as security risks. 2,900 resigned because they did not want to be investigated or felt that the investigation violated their constitutional rights’ THE HOUSE UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) first made headlines in 1947, when it began to investigate Communist influence in the movie industry HUAC subpoenaed 43 witnesses from the Hollywood film industry in September 1947

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