CHANGES IN SOCIETY-The Red scare and McCarthyism

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In the years after 1945 and the USA experienced a Red scare which led to a movement called?
McCarthyism
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This was largely the result of the onset of the cold war and the expansion of communism into Eastern Europe after WW2. In 1949 China also turned communist and between 1950-53 the korean war was fought?
To stop the spread of communism
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Many felt communist ideas were?
Infiltrating American society
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In 1947 HUAC in the US investigated the 'Hollywood Ten' for communist links. The hollywood Ten refused to answer questions and were?
jailed for 1 year
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In 1948 Alger Hiss of the US state Department was investigated as?
suspected communist
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In 1951 Julias and Ethel Rosenburg were found guilty of?
spying for USSR and were executed
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What does Red scare mean?
anti-communist hysteria in the USA
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What does McCarthyism mean?
the practice of making accusations of disloyalty or treason without evidence
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What does Cold War mean?
a war of nerves and mutual distrust between the USA and USSR from 1945-91
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In 1950 Joseph McCarthy , a young Republican Senator , claimed he had names of 205 communists who were working in?
the state Department
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As chairman of Senate Committee , McCarthy began to investigate ?
Communist activities in the government , interviewing hundreds
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Throughout 1952-53 McCarthy extended his investigations , he accused high profile figures with no?
little evidence
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The end of McCarthyism- In 1954 McCarthy accused?
45 army officers of being communist agents
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McCarthy was challenged and asked to ?
produce evidence to support his accusations
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The army-McCarthy hearings were televised - he was seen to be?
rude , abusive , and bullying in his manner
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McCarthy;s popularity fell dramatically and his 'evidence' was?
exposed as no more than rumours
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He was dismissed from office and died an?
alcoholic in 1957
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McCarthysim showed the extent of anti-communist feeling in America and brought?
great suffering to those who had been accused
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