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Unformatted text preview: Senate seat. McCarthy's charges were never proved and were basically fraud and a hoax. What impact did he accusations have on people he accused? Many people like teachers have to take loyalty oaths, they had even banned the book Robin Hood because he stole from the rich to give to the poor and this was seen as too leftish. People were even screened for their choice of phonographic records, and even their subscriptions to newspapers. What are the largest implications of McCarthyism on American society? McCarthy had opened the door for anti-communists hysteria. Catholic leaders and conservatives saw McCarthy as a protector of communism and other foreign issues, although all his accusations and list of people were vague....
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- Spring '09
- Federal Bureau of Investigation, J. Edgar Hoover, United States Senate, Apollo Group