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. 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 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"
  • 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"
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2. Anyone who tried to change the USA, such as civil rights campaigners, was seen as...

  • wonderful.
  • saintly.
  • communist.
  • evil.

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 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.

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

5. 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 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.
  • 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.

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