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History of the United States
How many communist did McCarthy uncover?
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What political role did Joseph McCarthy play?
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How were the accused by McCarthy investigated?
McCarthy accused many Americans of being communists. Ironically, he was never able to actually identify any communists. People who McCarthy named were brought before a senate committee and made to testify, and try to explain their innocence. McCarthy ruined many careers by falsely accusing people of being communist.
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What US senator accused the US government and military of being communist?
Why was Joseph McCarthy able to have a anti-communist campaign?
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Did Mcarthy lose power when he was reavealed to be communist?
Why is senator Joseph McCarthy remembered in American history?
How could people accused of being communist by Joseph McCarthy prove their innocence?
Joseph McCarthy was said to be on a witch hunt for communists. He accused many unfairly. Many innocent people lost their careers and good reputation. Drew Pearson fought back by thoroughly investigating McCarthy. As a direct result of his inquiries, McCarthy was discredited and the witch hunt was over.