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. In ..., McCarthy was officially rebuked by the ... for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.

  • In December 1954, McCarthy was officially rebuked by the Committee Chairman for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.
  • In January 1955, McCarthy was officially rebuked by the President for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.
  • In May 1954, McCarthy was officially rebuked by the Committee Chairman for endless interruptions and for showing contempt for its proceedings. McCarthy then lost the Chairmanship of the Committee on Operations of the Senate.
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2. 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.

3. 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 bullied 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 prosecuted 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.

4. When did McCarthy die?

  • 1967
  • 1959
  • 1957
  • 1960

5. McCarthy was made .... This enabled him to investigate state bodies and interview hundreds of individuals about their political beliefs.

  • McCarthy was made Chairman of the Government Committee on Operations of the Senate.This enabled him to investigate state bodies and interview hundreds of individuals about their political beliefs
  • McCarthy was made President. This enabled him to investigate state bodies and interview hundreds of individuals about their political beliefs
  • McCarthy was made Chairman of HUAC.This enabled him to investigate state bodies and interview hundreds of individuals about their political beliefs
  • McCarthy was made leader of the Republican party. This enabled him to investigate state bodies and interview hundreds of individuals about their political beliefs

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