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McCarthyism 1 McCarthyism Lissa McLaughlin HIS/135 5/28/2011 James Seelye
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McCarthyism 1 o Explain how McCarthyism affected the lives and political thinking of people in the U.S. - McCarthyism put fear into the citizens. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy tapped into the citizens fears, where he knew that their fear would take over their rational thoughts and concerns ( , 2005). Being called a Communist was not a good thing in the 1950’s. Being labeled a Communist could cost someone their job and reputation. This happened in a time where anti- communism was a big deal. It turned into somewhat of a “witch hunt”. o Defend McCarthyism as appropriate or criticize it as inappropriate for the time in which it occurred. - McCarthyism was very inappropriate no matter what time it occurred. I cannot say that what he
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Unformatted text preview: did was in any way appropriate. He reaped citizens of their sanity. The mediocre Senator, Joseph R. McCarthy, wrongfully accused several senators by stating that they were Communists ( , 2005). After an FBI investigation, the named senators were then cleared because it was proven that the selected senators did not practice Communism. Senator McCarthy was immediately removed from his seat as a Senator along with Senator Millard F. Tydings ( , 2005) who called him out as a liar. McCarthyism 1 References (2005). Cold War America (1945-1954) . Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database....
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