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. When did McCarthy's researchers investigate libraries to see if they contained books written by communists, (which resulted in many books being banned)?

  • 1951
  • late 1952
  • late 1950
  • early 1954
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2. On the 10th Feb 1950 McCarthy changed this claimed number to ... and ... days later be told the ... he could name ...

  • On the 10th Feb 1950 McCarthy changed this claimed number to 57 and 10 days later be told the senate he could name 81
  • On the 10th Feb 1950 McCarthy changed this claimed number to 51 and 5 days later be told the senate he could name 15
  • On the 10th Feb 1950 McCarthy changed this claimed number to 63 and 8 days later be told the president he could name 37

3. 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.

4. 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 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'.
  • McCarthy continued with his campaign despite lack of supporting evidence. He ridiculed the US Secretary of State Dean Appleby as the 'Pinko Dean'.

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

  • 25
  • 35
  • 45
  • 15

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