Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 28, 29, 30
Minimum of 1 primary source
Minimum of 4 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)
Pick one (1) of the following topics
. Then, address the corresponding questions/prompts for
your selected topic. Use at least one (1) documented example of the corresponding primary
source in your writing.
Option 1: McCarthyism and Anti-Communist Campaigns
The Cold War brought about an irrational fear of communism and communist activities in the
United States. As we are learning this week, one of the most vocal instigators of this paranoia
was Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy delivered a speech about the imminent threat of
communism on February 9, 1950. Perform a search on the internet and locate and read Joseph
McCarthy's speech given in Wheeling, West Virginia on February 9, 1950. Copy and paste the
following keywords into your Google search bar: "Joseph McCarthy, Wheeling, West Virginia."