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Running head: MCCARTHYISM 1 McCarthyism Jamie Jordan HIS/135 February 3, 2011 Keri Cross
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MCCARTHYISM 2 McCarthyism Joseph McCarthy ( 14 November 1908 - 2 May 1957 ) was a Republican Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957. He is best known for making accusations of membership in the communist party or of communist sympathies against people working in sensitive sectors of the U.S. government. The late Joseph R. McCarthy, a United States Senator from Wisconsin, was in many ways the most gifted demagogue ever bred on these shores. No bolder seditionist ever moved among us-nor any politician with a surer, swifter access to the dark places of the American mind.” (excerpted from Richard H. Rovere’s Senator Joe McCarthy ) In the late 1940s and all the way through the 1950s, the American people endured a political and national panic produced by concern and unease about the threat from the Russian and Chinese Governments. This is believed to be do to when the end of World War II was coming about, the United States of America set off two atomic
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