Hist 488R - Notes
So who was supporting mccarthy?
republican party did. Saw it as a weapon to attack Truman and gain power
(which they did in election of 1952). Unscrupulous. Leading republican of
those days Robert taft told mccarthy to name these names
Still, despite republicans owning congress, FDRs memory is strongest thing. Democrats
are still in power but new republicans are coming up. Nixon, etc.
McCarthy asid there were either 205 or 15 soviet spies in Congress or something. He
drank a lot so his
McCarthy was SUPER right wing
In the space of about 20 years, its important to remember what the Americans had
been through. McCarthy phenomenon shows what can happen in a mass society like
America under that kind of pressure which has never happened befo
Class Notes Hist 488R
The Armys cooperation with our subcommittee was less than wholehearted. We had
difficulty obtaining personnel records on possible security risks. Obstacles were placed in
our path when we sought to question Army personnel about how s
A persistent belief to emerge from the McCarthy era is that the Senators decline and fall
can be traced to the poor television image he projected in the hearings. How true is this?
I must begin by agreeing that McCarthy did indeed make a poor impression.
Book Notes Hist 488R
Author takes issue with the legality of the charges in the first of the two counts. He
says that he remains unconvinced that the Senate has the right to take action
against a member for conduct during a previous session. The Watkins C
Roy Cohn McCarthy book notes
Cohn starts by saying that everything with McCarthy started in February 1950
where he accused 205 people employed by the government of being Communist and
engaging in Communist activities.
I do not think the reader can properl
Notes on the hearings
These were stunning defeats and they contributed to McCarthys decline.
McCarthy did not become a recluse in 1956 and 1957. He even contemplated running for
Senate again in 1958. Two things stopped him though: liquor and ill
Rovere mentions that McCarthy took an anti-Communist stance in 1950 in hopes that it
would help him keep his Senate seat in the upcoming 1952 election.
However, Cohn goes into more detail as to why the senator fr
He spends time going through the Army-McCarthy hearings and the censure hearings that
followed and describes in a tremendous detail McCarthys fall from the national spotlight
as well as what might have been had h
Senator Joseph McCarthys rise to political dominance in America during the
1950s has both intrigued and puzzled American historians for decades.
As the first national demagogue America had ever seen, McC