CheckPoint McCarthyism - Communists from finding work....

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McCarthyism affected the lives and political thinking of people in the U.S. by putting them in fear. Libraries were burning books fearing of their lives and one library in Indiana had banned Robin Hood because it was an idea of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. McCarthyism was the bad bitter fruit that Truman and the Democrats reaped. 32 states had laws requiring teachers to take loyalty oaths. Government loyalty boards were asking employees what newspapers they subscribed to or phonograph records they collected. Studios also fired any actors suspected of leftist leanings and adopting a blacklist that prevented, admitted, and accused
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Unformatted text preview: Communists from finding work. Since no judicial proceedings were involved, Victims of false charges, rumors, or spiteful accusations found it nearly impossible to clear their names. I criticize McCarthyism as inappropriate for the time in which it occurred and for any time at that. The reason is because I find what McCarthyism is about is politically motivating accusations of disloyalty or treason without having evidence or having enough evidence....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course HIS/135 AAFO0NDH19 taught by Professor J.bauer during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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