McCarthyism

From Key Topic 1 (McCarthyism and the Red Scare) from the Edexcel exam course 'A Divided Union? The USA 1945-1970'

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1. How did Eisenhower deal with the communist threat?

  • He set up a Federal Loyalty Programme, similar to that of Truman and introduced the Communist Control Act which limited the rights of the party and made membership very difficult
  • He developed legislation that made it possible for him to ban the Communist Party in the USA.
  • He worked closely with his lawyers to institute the Loyalty Promise Act where members of the Communist Party had to pledge their loyalty to their president over their beliefs.
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2. When did the Army-Senate hearings begin?

  • In April 1955
  • In April 1954
  • In April 1953
  • In April 1952

3. How many US states brought in anti-Communist laws?

  • 15
  • 25
  • 45
  • 35

4. Eisenhower disliked McCarthy intensely but was reluctant to confront him whereas Richard Nixon continued to use his ideas to...

  • portray the Democrats as liberals and pro-Communists
  • exploit McCarthy as the bully he was
  • portay Eisenhower as the enemy, not communists

5. During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he ... the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.

  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he threatened the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.
  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he bullied the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.
  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he attacked the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.
  • During McCarthy's investigations, which were televised, he prosecuted the accused. His hearings and public statements ruined the lives of many people.

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