The Communist Specter (11-8)

The Communist Specter (11-8) - 1. The Red Scare 2. Fuel for...

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1. The Red Scare 2. Fuel for the Fire 3. McCarthyism Two Superpowers: US and USSR Some evidence that the USSR was sending spies to the US Russia was stealing military secrets Cold War created fear of communism at home Repubs see political advantages 1. The Red Scare a. Russians take over of E. Europe creates more fear b. Mao Ze-Dong – communist that took over China c. Harry Truman and Dean Acheson d. House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) e. Open hearing in the house i. Many “witnesses” 1. Disclosed known communists ii. If not cooperative, witnesses were harassed by the FBI f. Truman, under pressure, ordered an investigation of all federal employees i. Many employees resigned, for other reasons 1. i.e. homosexual, affair 2. Some did resign because they did have leftist ties g. Extended to Hollywood, colleges etc. i. Had to name names h. Communist Party, itself, came under attack i. Was infiltrated by the FBI 2. Fuel for Fire a. Summer of 1948 – Elizabeth Bently and Whitaker Chambers testified to
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