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. McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean ... as the '... Dean'.

  • McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean Appleby as the 'Pinko Dean'.
  • McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean Acheson as the 'Red Dean'.
  • McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean Anderson as the 'Commie Dean'.
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2. A ... was set up to investigate McCarthy's claims and found his accusations 'a ... and a ...'. The committee chairman was accused of being a ...

  • A Senate Committee was set up to investigate McCarthy's claims and found his accusations 'a hazard and a risk'. The committee chairman was accused of being a liability.
  • A Senate Committee was set up to investigate McCarthy's claims and found his accusations 'a fraud and a hoax'. The committee chairman was accused of being a communist.
  • A HUAC investigation was set up to investigate McCarthy's claims and found his accusations 'a laugh and a joke'. The committee chairman was accused of being a fool.

3. Fear of communism in the USA was turned into hysteria by who?

  • Senator Jack McCarthy of Minnesota
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin
  • Senator John McCarthy of Wisconsin
  • Senator Joseph McCarthy of Brooklyn

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

  • 15
  • 35
  • 25
  • 45

5. 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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