What US senator accused the US government and military of being communist?
Joe McCarthy from Wisconsin
the full name is Joseph McCarthy
As a senator, he exploited the people's fear of communism. The Russians had the a-bomb, China went communist, the stalemate that ended the Korean war. The American people feared communism and Senator McCarthy expressed their fears for a while, until he went to far and accused almost everyone of being a communist. His paranoia got the better of him and he lost power fast.
McCarthyism. Investigations lead by Senator Joseph McCarthy lead investigations, mainly against entertainers and educators, accused of being communist sympathizers. Many movie stars, public university professors were accused of anti-American conspiracy with little or no evidence, and were blackballed from working in their industries.
Senator Joseph McCarthy's most important job was acting as a Senator. His self created role of hunting down communists in the US government helped no one and hurt many. McCarthy's tactics were finally censored. With that said, the public was made aware of the fact that many US citizens were members of the US Communist Party. This party was legal, however, many people viewed the Party's goals of creating a communist style government in the…
He accused members of the federal government of being communists. He did it to create anti-communist sentiments, and improve his approval rating. He attempted to discredit his critics and political opponents by denouncing them as communists and Soviet Union sympathizers during a time in American history when fear of communism was at an all-time high.
Senator Joseph McCarthy frightened Americans by claiming communists had infiltrated the United States, and were working to bring the country down. He and the House Committee on Un-American Activities subpoenaed, interrogated and posted the names of hundreds of Americans who had been accused of communist activity.
The Crucible was an extended metaphor. It showed how McCarthyism was like the Salem witch hunt. Minnesota Senator, Joe McCarthy, convicted over 200 government emoployees of being communist. He had a list of names that was constantly growing. Names were added to the list if someone said someone else was a communist. No one ever saw the list of names. When McCarthy started to convict members of the US Military of being communist, the American…
Senator Joseph McCarthy claimed that he had knowledge of Communist infiltration in the United States State Department. He held Senate hearings and not only accused people of being communists but of working to help the communists infiltrate the government. He ruined many careers with his accusations. When he attacked the Army, the government and the public had enough. He was finally censured in the U.S. Senate. McCarthyism became a catch-word to indicate a "witch hunt."
Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarty accused George C. Marshall, Truman's Secretary of Defense, of allowing China to become a communist nation. Marshall had been involved in American foreign policy with China, and McCarthy charged that Marshall was directly responsible for the loss of China to Communism
You have to be a little more specific. If in context with The United States of America, the biggest fear was the "Second Red Scare" which occured after WWII. People were terrified of communism and being bombed by the Soviet Union. Something huge was being accused of being a communist. Once accused, you basically had to no friends, maybe even family and couldn't get a job. One of the major accusers was "Senator Joseph McCarthy".
Before he was elected president, Barack H Obama was from the Legislative Branch of government, having served the people of the state of Illinois as their state senator, 13th district, from 1997 to 2004 and their US senator from 2005 to 2008. Barack was never in any of the military branches. He now is part of the Executive branch of government, as the president.