McCarthyism and the red scare

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  • KT1: McCarthyism and the Red Scare
    • The Red Scare
      • McCarthy had a list of communist worker- Number changes
      • From 1945 onwards due to Cold war
      • resulted in communist hunting.
      • Fear of communism and the spread of it
      • Hollywood 10
        • Suspected of being communist
    • The Hiss Case
      • Atomic bomb increases USA fear
      • Arrested for being communist
      • Found guilty and reputation was ruined
      • 1948 Alger Hiss-government advisor
      • Citizens feared all the government was communist
    • Rise and fall of McCarthy
      • He claimed he had a list of communists working for the governemtn
      • McCarthy saw this as a way to gain power and fame
      • Communist hunts began
      • RISE- 1949 China bacame communist
      • FALL- 1950 People began to question McCarthy
      • He was called a fraud and a hoax
      • Produced fake photos and letters- banned from public speaking
    • Rosenberg case
      • Weak evidence but were sentenced to death
      • July 1950-accused of selling bombs to the USSR
      • They were killed in the electric chair.
      • Rosenbergs Julius and Ethel, worked on the atomic bomb


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