The Red Scare 1947–1954

Red Scare

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  • The Red Scare 1947–1954
    • Key People
      • Hoover
        • Head of FBI
          • Investigated gvnt. feds
            • 212 staff Com sympathisers lost jobs
      • Alger Hiss
        • State of Department
          • 1948 - Arrested for unpatriotic activities
          • Sent info. to Soviet U. (accused)
            • Not convicted
      • Hollywood Ten
        • Blacklisted could never work in Hwood again
          • Accused on being COM, pleaded 5th
          • Jailed for a year
      • The Rosenburgs
        • 1953-found guilty of passing information of atomic bomb to Soviets
        • First civilians executed
          • Shocked public
            • Anyone (neighbour) could be COM
      • McCarthy
        • Senator of Wisconsin
        • Tipping point - accused war heros
        • The accused never convicted of spying
        • Whipped up scare of COM
        • Americans saw him as a hero
    • Key Events
      • International Relations
        • Germany
          • 1948 - Berlin Blockade
          • 1949-Germany split into zones
        • Soviet Expansionism
        • 1949-Soviet Atomic Bomb
          • 1953-found guilty of passing information of atomic bomb to Soviets
        • 1949-China
        • 1950 - Korean war
      • WithIn America
        • Key People
          • Hoover
            • Head of FBI
              • Investigated gvnt. feds
                • 212 staff Com sympathisers lost jobs
          • Alger Hiss
            • State of Department
              • 1948 - Arrested for unpatriotic activities
              • Sent info. to Soviet U. (accused)
                • Not convicted
          • Hollywood Ten
            • Blacklisted could never work in Hwood again
              • Accused on being COM, pleaded 5th
              • Jailed for a year
          • The Rosenburgs
            • First civilians executed
              • Shocked public
                • Anyone (neighbour) could be COM
          • McCarthy
            • Senator of Wisconsin
            • Tipping point - accused war heros
            • The accused never convicted of spying
            • Whipped up scare of COM
            • Americans saw him as a hero
        • 1930s - HUAC set up
          • to investigate against 'foreign threats'
        • 1947-Marshall Plan
        • 1949- NATO formed
    • McCarthyism (1950-54)
      • The practice of making accusations without proper regard for evidence.
      • Why people supported McCarthy
        • National Figure
        • Capitalized on the fear of COM and fueled it
        • Speech in 1950 made huge impact on America
      • Why McCarthy lost support
        • his secrets would have been enough to discredit him like he did to others.
        • Eisenhower didn't approve on McCarthy bud never made this public/
        • 1953-Attacked Army General
          • Not fit to wear unofrm
          • Hearings televised
          • McCarthy-dishonest,reckless + bullying
  • to investigate against 'foreign threats'

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