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. Was McCarthy a Republican or a Democrat?

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

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. On the 9th Feb 1950, McCarthy claimed to have "a list of ... names known to the ... as being members of the ... and who are still working and shaping policy in the State Department"

  • On the 9th Feb 1950, McCarthy claimed to have "a list of 2005 names known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who are still working and shaping policy in the State Department"
  • On the 9th Feb 1950, McCarthy claimed to have "a list of 105 names known to the president as being members of the CND and who are still working and shaping policy in the State Department"
  • On the 9th Feb 1950, McCarthy claimed to have "a list of 205 names known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who are still working and shaping policy in the State Department"
  • On the 9th Feb 1950, McCarthy claimed to have "a list of 106 names known to the president as being members of the Communist Party and who are still working and shaping policy in the State Department"

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