The communists within the american government

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the communists within the American government. McCarthy was once more inciting anxietyconcerning the subversive communists. The congress had conducted an investigation onHollywood on communism. In his speech, he claimed that the department of state in Americawas aware of the communists’ dealings. McCarthy had also claimed to have a list of 205 peoplewho were communists (McCarthy, 1950). But, a week later he gave fluctuating numbers within
McCARTHYISM AND ANTI-COMMUNIST CAMPAIGNS3the same state department. The senator had no reasonable evidence on his claims, although theAmerican population and some prominent republicans likeSenator Robert Taft and CongressmanRichard Nixon agreed with his charges (Corbett, 2018). His unsupported claims threatened manypeople’s lives as well as careers and scared the majority of American population.Analyze anti-communist sentiments during the Cold War era, were these sentimentsvalid. If so, how? If not, why not?

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Communism, Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Joseph McCarthy, Senator Joseph McCarthy

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