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Which group was the target of the red scare during the 1950s?

For the most part the US Senate hearings conducted by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the early 1950s were designed to expose communists in the film industry and to an extent question whether communists had penetrated the US Government. Eventually the Senate censured McCarthy for practices not in line with the Senate's respect for policies and procedures and personal privacy.For a time, however, the general public was, to a degree, alarmed by McCarthy's accusations. His position was given some credence by the conviction of Alger Hiss and the trial of the Rosenbergs, charged with giving atomic bomb secrets to the Soviet Union.Of note is that for short time New York lawyer Roy Cohn and Robert F. Kennedy were on McCarthy's staff.

Joseph McCarthy's actions caused the Senate to charge him with conduct unbecoming to a member of the U.S. Senate?


How did Joseph McCarthy impact US society in the 1950s?

McCarthyism was a modern day witch hunt with anyone who had ever even talked to a communist being immediately guilty. 67 US Senators censured McCarthy. Communist Americans and others who disagree with the majority, continue to live in the US. McCarthy's attempt to drive out people who didn't agree with him failed miserably.

How were McCarthys tactics justified?

They were not justified. Senator Joe McCartney branded many people communists who were not and ruined their lives. He was a disgrace to the USA and to the Senate. One of the worst elected officials in the history of our nation. Communism was a threat in the 1950s, but, that did not excuse McCarthy's witch hunts. He was a terrible person. Cruel and evil. The ends did not justify the means.

What was McCarthy's career in the senate like before he began his political attacks on suspected communists?

Joseph McCarthy had a fairly unremarkable career in the Senate prior to 1950. He was popular in social circles but not like very well among his fellow Senators. He was voted the worst Senator in office after an incident related to the 1944 Malmedy Massacre.

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What event led to the senate hearings on joseph McCarthy's accusations?

McCarthy claimed that the U.S. Army was full of communists.

Joseph r McCarthy went after the US army in televised hearings claiming that is was full of communists what did these hearings lead to?

A Senate censure of McCarthy

What were US congress's final response to Joseph mccarthys actions?

in December 1954, the senate voted to censure, or formally criticize, him for "conduct unbecoming a senator"

The hearings to impeach a president always start in the Senate?

The hearings to impeach a president do not start in the Senate. They start at the House of Representatives before proceeding to the Senate.

Do the members of the President's cabinet go through Senate hearings?

Their appointment must be approved by the Senate, so Senate hearings are a possibility.

What events led to senator McCarthy being censured by the US Senate?

holding televised hearings to sort out allegations from army leaders. then lost many supporters. they censured him for his reckless accusations.

Do The hearings to impeach a president always start in the Senate.?

Yes, hearings to impeach a president always start in the senate.

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How did the army-mccarthy hearings lead to mccarthy's downfall?

Because McCarthy had a phat ole boner on television.

What was the significance of the Army-McCarthy hearings?

The Army-McCarthy hearings, held April through June of 1954, initiated the undoing of Senator Joseph McCarthy as far as his political power was concerned. By year's end McCarthy would be censured by the Senate and completely void of influence.

Why did the Senate hold the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954?


What were Educational Hearings on Vietnam about?

they were informing the senate on military strategy.