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  • McCarthy's Response Speech
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    The Rise and Fall of McCarthyism: An Explanation Of How the Media Created and Then Destroyed Joseph McCarthy. INTRODUCTION The U.S. Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy, was born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, Nov. 14, 1908, and died May 2, 1957, (Grolier, 1996) was best known for his attacks on alleged Communist subversion most notably within the administrations of the Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The activities of McCarthy and his followers gave birth to the term McCarthyism. Th...
  • Joseph R McCarthy
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    Who was Joseph McCarthy? Joseph R. McCarthy was born in 1908 on a family farm in Wisconsin. He went to a country school and decided he was done with his education at the young age of 14. After that, he explained to his family that he was finished with his studies and wanted to become a farmer like his father. Joe began a profitable business of raising chickens after borrowing a plot of land from his father. Unfortunately, Joe became very ill and his business perished. Joe decided that he would g...
  • McCarthy And His Committee's Extreme Accusations
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    Passion or Extremity? Deep Passion leads to extremity. Such as in the case of Senator Joseph McCarthy who instilled fear into the minds of the Americans with his deep rooted beliefs in anti-Communist. During 1950-1954, Senator McCarthy disrupted the United States with his HUAC (House of Un-American Activity Committee) Hearings. These hearings brought government workers, college professors, playwrights and Hollywood screenwriters, actors, artists, musicians, gays, Jews and anyone with a goatee un...
  • McCarthy's List
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    Times change and people come and go, but fear is a constant, and in "The Great Fear" by J. Ronald Oakley, he describes the wave of fear that occurred in the 1950's. In 1692, the townspeople of Salem were scared into believing that they were among witches, and in 1950's the "Red" Scare destroyed thousands of peoples lives that were accused of being Communists. Those accused in both witch hunts were put on trial, and while many were killed in Salem, the Red Scare had blacklisted those persecuted. ...
  • Lives McCarthy
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    Throughout the early 1950's, the nation was deeply engrossed in fears of a Communist takeover. At a time when Americas fears were at their very height, Joseph McCarthy, a Republican Senator from Wisconsin pushed Americas fears to an extreme. As a ploy to get himself re-elected, and to make America hate Communism as much as he did, the Senator devised a devious scheme. McCarthy, while giving a speech, held up a piece of paper and exclaimed, I have here a list of 57 known Communists who are curren...
  • Senatorial Career Of Joseph R McCarthy
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    Since Joseph R. McCarthy first used his political power to ruin the careers of hundreds of men, the term McCarthyism has forever been used to denote someone or something that uses their power to launch a groundless and mean spirited attack on a particular minority group. Joseph R. McCarthy, possibly the greatest demagogue in the history of America, was also the strongest anti-Communist. In the minds of his friends and foes alike, he was an incredible person whose mere presence could be overpower...

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