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What is HUAC and what did it set out to do in the 1940s and 1950s?


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HUAC was the House Committee on Un-Amercan Activities. It was created to investigate disloyal and subversive organizations, such as Fascism Nazism and Communism. Largely associated with McCarthyism, HUAC set out to investigate and convict peole of holding left-wing (communism) views. In 1947, HUAC began blacklisting Hollywood actors and producers.