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Unformatted text preview: felt spirit of Americanism. By the time Truman had resigned as President things were way out of control. Teachers were required to take loyalty oaths, Government loyalty boards were established and asking employees what newspapers they subscribed to, what records the were buying, and movies were being banned from being too leftish. I feel that McCarthyism was very inappropriate for the time, because it just caused hysteria. It was mostly based on lies and only caused politicians to advance in their careers. There already existed an air of fear about anti-communism and McCarthyism only added fuel to that flame. Not only did it cause fear, but racism and discrimination and based on those two factors alone made McCarthyism wrong on all levels....
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- Spring '10