McCarthyism

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    • Senator Joseph McCarthy encouraged anti-communist feelings
    • The Communist Party was banned from the USA.
    • After McCarthy had accused 45 army officers of being communists, he was asked to prove this – he had no evidence and so he lost his job. The court case was broadcast on television.
    • He accused people of being communists, stating that he had a list of communists who were working in government, in the army and in other important posts.
    • With no evidence against them, hundreds of people were accused of secretly working for the Soviet Union.
    • Ruined peoples lives

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