Domestic Cold War Fear.ppt - Communist expansion overseas &...

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Communist expansion overseas & into spacebrings fear of communist “menace” to America
Domestic Anti-Communist Hysteria during theEarly Cold War Era
Government Promotes “Civil Defense”Ex:“Duck & Cover” Drills in schools
“LoyaltyOaths”Required forallFederalWorkersExecutiveOrder 9835Pres. TrumanMarch 1947
Politicians seeks to “root out subversives” – Example:House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) Hearings - 1947
“Blacklisting” of accused Communists ruins reputationsEx:The “Hollywood Ten”
Trial of Federal Workers Julius & Ethel Rosenberg“Infiltration” of Communists Seems RealCouple Executed in 1953 based on controversial evidence
“McCarthyism”Phenomenon ofearly 1950’s
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Term
Fall
Professor
Dr. Smith
Tags
US History, Cold War, McCarthyism, Sputnik, Harry S Truman, Joseph McCarthy, House Un American Activities Committee, domestic anti communist hysteria

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