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Unformatted text preview: Because of McCarthys accusations thousands of Americans were accused of being communists or communist sympathizers and many became subject to an investigation. This started McCarthyism, a wide spread cultural phenomenon that affected all of society and this became a great deal of conflict and debate. For that time period McCarthyism was appropriate. Many people were afraid of communism so this gave the people a reason to strengthen their fears by weeding out potential communist from the government. The way that it was brought about though was not in the best interests of the people....
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