UNIT 3 NOTES - UNIT 3 NOTES Oral History McCarthyism...

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UNIT 3 NOTES Oral History - McCarthyism Drews History 2112 2/18/2013 Plagiarism “Submission of material that is wholly or substantially identical to that created or published by another person or persons without adequate credit notations indicating authorship…” (Georgia Tech Honor Code) Plagiarism in Two Flavors 1. Identifying a source, but not using quotation marks when the words are exactly as they are in the source. 2. Making only minor changes in words to pass them off as your analysis when you have not added originality to the content. Oral History Good Collaborative Can clarify in a way not possible with other sources Bad Memory is faulty Parties can be biased Notes & example interview will be placed in the resources folder McCarthyism “Red Scare” – Anticommunism Different views of the world/different philosophies Discredit individuals or ideas Aimed at leftist or liberal supporters Tied to collapse of the American – Soviet Alliance Linked to disclosures of Soviet espionage Ethel and Julius Rosenburg Executed for spying and treason in 1953 Joseph McCarthy – Senator from Wisconsin House Un-American Activities Committee Truman’s loyalty program Didn’t want to be seen as communist Can be investigated for relationships with communists Guilty by association Eisenhower elected in 1952 McCarthy made charges against: Hollywood Movies being made about communist
State Department U.S. Army McCarthy’s fall from power: Went too far without evidence “Have you no decency?” Senate voted for censure over Army hearings Edward R. Murrow’s television program played a role TV newscaster stationed overseas during WWII Very first evening TV newscaster Had a lot of credibility Began attacking McCarthy Video Walter Cronkite is the narrator Murrow gave Cronkite his chance in TV Cronkite became the face and voice of TV news Government investigators used excessive power The 1950s – Abundance Drews History 2112 2/20/2013 GI Bill (1944) Passed before the end of the war Offered education to16 million veterans Provided unemployment compensation Furnished low interest loans o Housing o Small Business Impacts effected a whole generation and many more to come o Baby Boom End of WWII – Economic Impacts Harry S. Truman became president after Franklin D. Roosevelt o The S stands for nothing o Called the last common man to become president o Never sought presidency o Never completed college o Fought in the war, didn’t reach the level of an officer o From Kansas City o Haberdasher o Got involved in local politics and got picked as presidential candidate during Roosevelt’s last term o Didn’t have a really high ranking at first but later grew o Continued New Harry S. Truman’s Fair Deal
o Continued FDR’s New Deal o Civil Rights o Housing o Education o Health Care o Full Employment Government’s Role o

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