Joseph McCarthy

What did Joseph McCarthy do?

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April 18, 2010 12:18PM

In 1950 anti-communist hysteria began to emerge in the USA as

encouraged by the actions of Senator Joe McCarthy who began

accusing high-ranking US officials of being communists or at least

selling them secrets. Many government employees were found guilty

about passing on secrets about the Atom Bomb but he eventually lost

popularity and then soon power as his accusations grew wilder and

cruder each day. All this simply served to increase tension between

the two superpowers due to the hysteria created and the detest

shown by this senator towards the communists.


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