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Unformatted text preview: Changes in U.S. foreign Policy and the Cold War (cont’) I. The Cold War at Home: “Second Red Scare” a. Background b. In government i. HUAC ii. Joseph McCarthy c. In Public d. Overall Results II. Korean War III. Status of Containment after Korean War Notes: • Notesawp.com • Red Scare – 1946 – Igor – From Russian consult in Canada. Brought with him a list of known spies and supporters. • Truman after this pass the Federal Employee Loyalty Program – tried to find disloyal Americans who could become Russian agents – Screened all federal employees. Fired alcoholics, debtors, and those homosexuals. o These three groups were seen as threats because they could be blackmailed or bought o Link between homosexual and communism- Already deviants o As a result 5 million were screened- only 2/3 hundred were fired because of personal lives o Government created an atmosphere of fear Events in 1949 also contributd to this atmosphere of fear • Loss of China • Nuclear Testing • Editor of times Magazines – Whitaker Chambers o Member of soviet underground before World War 2 o Left the underground during World War 2 – went to FBI with list of spies in American gov’t – e as ignored – went again during the cold war o Accused Alger HIst Hist gets Chambers to say it outside of courtroom – sues Chambers for libel - Chambers produces the pumpkin papers Hist put on trial for purgury not treason (5 year limitations) • Guilty • Hist was in an important position in the State Department...
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