Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy was a Wisconsin senator during the Cold War. He became well known for his outspoken views on anti-communism. McCarthy made accusations that there were Russian spies and members of the Communist Party working in the State Department. He was censured by the Senate in in 1954.

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Who was on Senator Joseph McCarthy's blacklist?

Nelson Algren, writer

Elmer Bernstein, composer and conductor

David Bohm, physicist and philosopher

Charlie Chaplin, actor and director

Aaron Copland, composer

Bartley Crum, attorney

Howard Da Silva, actor

Jules Dassin, director

Dolores del Río, actress

W. E. B. Du Bois, civil rights activist and author

Howard Fast, writer

John Garfield, actor

Jack Gilford, actor

Ruth Gordon, actress

Lee Grant, actress

Dashiell Hammett, author

Elizabeth Hawes, clothing designer, author, equal rights activist

Lillian Hellman, playwright

Lena Horne, singer

Langston Hughes, writer

Sam Jaffe, actor

Theodore Kaghan, diplomat

Garson Kanin, writer and director

Benjamin Keen, historian

Gypsy Rose Lee, actress and stripper

Cornelius Lanczos, mathematician and physicist

Arthur Laurents, playwright

Philip Loeb, actor

Joseph Losey, director

Burgess Meredith, actor

Arthur Miller, playwright and essayist

Zero Mostel, actor

J. Robert Oppenheimer, physicist, scientific director of the Manhattan Project

Dorothy Parker, writer

Linus Pauling, chemist, winner of two Nobel prizes

Samuel Reber, diplomat

Martin Ritt, actor and director

Paul Robeson, actor, athlete, singer, writer, political activist

Edward G. Robinson, actor

Waldo Salt, screenwriter

Pete Seeger, folk singer

Artie Shaw, jazz musician

Irwin Shaw, writer

William L. Shirer, journalist

Lionel Stander, actor

Paul Sweezy, economist and founder-editor of Monthly Review

Charles W. Thayer, diplomat

Tsien Hsue-shen, physicist

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What did Joseph McCarthy do to heighten anxiety over communism?

McCarthy claimed that there were known communists in the State Department. He held investigations and hearings and which ruined many careers. Presidents Truman and Eisenhower so feared his influence with the public that they did nothing to stop him. When McCarthy attacked the US Army as a hotbed of communist activity, the Senate finally censored him and he died a broken politician.

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What was the impact of McCarthyism in the US?

It created an atmosphere of fear and division in the American society. It casused hightened political repressions and false accusations of supporting Communism destroyed many people's careers and lives. Many unfairly accused people lost their jobs, some were imprisoned.

Some argue that its impact is still felt today, and portions of McCarran Internal Security Act remain in force, and some elements of US security are rooted in laws from that era.

Ellen Schrecker wrote that "in this country, McCarthyism did more damage to the constitution than the American Communist Party ever did."

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Where was Joseph Jonas born?

== == == == Joseph Adam Jonas, otherwise known as Joe Jonas was born in Casa Grande, Arizona on August 15th, 1989.

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How did McCarthy affect US politics and culture?

McCarthyism is the use of 'the big lie' and/or half-truths to gain publicity and deflect public attention and interest from the real issue. Although McCarthy was eventually discredited as a senator, his modus operandi was resurrected by Glen Beck, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and others in their campaign to discredit and slow every one of President Barack Obama's economic, health, domestic, and foreign policy, proposals

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What is McCarthyism?

McCarthyism was a campaign against so called communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950-54.
Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, although most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party. It was similar to what we now call witch hunts.
McCarthy was carried away as well because of all the attention he got through TV and radio. His claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere.
He was unable to substantiate his claims and that led him to be censured by the United States Senate.
He also used various charges of communism, communist sympathies, disloyalty, or homosexuality to attack a number of politicians and other individuals.
He died at the age of 48 of hepatitis perhaps caused by excessive drinking.

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Who was Joseph McCarthy and what public accusations did he make?

Answer He led the Red ScareJoseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14, 1908 � May 2, 1957) was an American politician originally aligned with the United States Democratic Party and later with the United States Republican Party. McCarthy served as a U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957. During his ten years in the Senate, McCarthy and his staff became notorious for aggressive investigations of people in the U.S. government and others suspected, on grounds of their political beliefs as Communists or Communist sympathizers, of being Soviet agents.

As a result of these controversial actions the term McCarthyism was coined to specifically describe the intense anti-Communist movement that existed in America from 1950 to about 1956, a time which became popularly known as the Red Scare. During this period, people who were suspected of varying degrees of Communist loyalties became the subject of aggressive inquiries, which became known as "witch hunts" to his opponents. People from the media, the motion picture industry, government, and the military were accused by McCarthy of being suspected Soviet spies or Communist sympathizers. Although McCarthy's activities did not directly result in any convictions or criminal prosecutions for espionage, the now declassified Venona Cables from the former Soviet Union indicate that some of the individuals he pursued were actually guilty. The term "McCarthyism" has since become synonymous with any government activity which seeks to suppress unfavorable political or social views, often by limiting or suspending civil rights under the pretext of maintaining national security.
Joseph McCarthy (November 14, 1908 - May 2, 1957) was a Republican Senator from the US state of Wisconsin who was known for his fears of widespread Communist subversion .
Basically he was a famous war hero during WW2 (World War 2)

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What impact did Joseph McCarthy have on American society?

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.

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How was Joseph McCarthy finally discredited?

Basically, he went far enough to discredit himself. Joseph McCarthy was a perfect example of the type of person who pulls out enough rope that they eventually hang themselves with it. His accusations became increasingly more ridiculous until finally, he accused the United States Army of being a "Communist front", and his goose was cooked from that time on.

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What were the causes of McCarthyism?

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What relationships did Arthur Miller have to the McCarthy trials?

arthur miller was Joseph McCarthy's protégé

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What is Joseph Mccarthy's middle name?

His full name was Joseph Raymond McCarthy.

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An attack on who led to Joseph McCarthy's downfall?

The US Army.

Members of the Army

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What was the result of Senator McCarthy's crusade against communist subversion in America?

The state department lost a number of Asian specialists who might have counseled a wiser course in Vietnam.

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What was the impact of McCarthyism on the US?

all i know is that my cousin dan has a really big head

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What were the Army-McCarthy hearings?

Early in 1954, the U.S. Army accused Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (Republican, Wisconsin), and his chief counsel, Roy Cohn, of pressuring the Army to give preferential treatment to former McCarthy aide and friend of Cohn's, G. David Schine. McCarthy claimed that the accusation was made in bad faith, in retaliation for his questioning of Brigadier General Ralph W. Zwicker the previous year. A special committee, under the chairmanship of Senator Karl Mundt, was appointed to adjudicate these conflicting charges, and the hearings opened on April 22, 1954. The hearings were televised, and many believe that they contributed significantly to McCarthy's subsequent decline in popularity. A month before the hearings began, TIME featured a cover story March 22, 1954 , with Cohn & Schine pictured and subtitled, "The Army got its orders." Ten years after the hearings, in 1964, the documentary film Point of Order! was released, which consists of 93 minutes of footage selected from the 187 hours of kinescope that covered the hearings.

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What was the US Congress's final response to Joseph McCarthys actions and how long after their response did he die?

Congress's response was to censure him after his long tirade of baseless Communist accusations in the Army, Government, and what not. His accusations began in 1950 and after three long years of hunting Communists without facts the Army, with the Presidents blessing, put McCarthy on trial for trying to get a former aide of his better treatment in the Army. This trial/ hearing were televised for the 36 days it went on and 20 million people watched. The people who watched realized McCarthy was just a bully and his popularity began to plummet. With his popularity gone Congress finally felt confident enough to try and censure him in 1954. The censure hearing held to see if he should be censured on 46 different accounts. After about two months the hearing ended and he was censured on only 2 accounts. This took away most of his power. No one listened to his speeches and television stayed away from him. After three years as a powerless senator he died of inflammation of the liver on May 2, 1957. He was 48.

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What was Joseph McCarthy really afraid of?

he began accusing high ranking

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What is the significance of Joseph McCarthy to American history?

responsible for the Red Scare, accused people in the US government for being communist or spies

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Role Joseph McCarthy in cold war?

Joseph used to call al of the people red or and communist at the time of the cold war.

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When did Joseph Barbara die?

oseph Barbera Born: Mar 24, 1911 in New York, New York Died: Dec 18, 2006 Occupation: Director, Writer Active: '40s-'60s Major Genres: Children's/Family, Comedy Career Highlights: Charlotte's Web, The Gathering, Mother, Jugs & Speed First Major Screen Credit: Tom and Jerry Cartoon Festival, Vol. 3 (1940) Biography For over four decades, Joseph Barbera reigned, along with his partner William Hanna, as one of the princes of American animation, second only to Walt Disney in infamy. Over the years, Hanna and Barbera created so many inimitable cartoon legends that their resumé reads like a laundry list of American television icons: Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, the Jetsons, the Flintstones, Top Cat, Jonny Quest, Huckleberry Hound, the Smurfs, and many, many others, far too numerous to mention. Working together, the men indelibly altered the landscape of American entertainment.

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How many siblings did Joe McCarthy have?

Joseph McCarthy had 6 siblings. He was the 5th of 7.

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What was Joseph McCarthy's downfall?

He had little to no proof of his accusations. The media was showing this and discussing his harsh tactics.The senate censured him because of his vulgarity and he lost almost all of his power.Finally he ended up drinking himself to death.

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What was Joseph's job?

clarification #1 - "Joseph" the son of Jacob in the book of Genesis.

clarification #2 - Joseph's job, while as a slave, prisoner and official in Egypt

Answer - Manager

Supporting documentation - Genesis 39:4;22 and Genesis 41:40

In the New Testament: Joseph, Mary's husband, was a carpenter.

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Who was Joseph McCartney?

He was a poet and author. He lived from 1943 to 1995. Here is a link to a short story that he wrote, called The Moon: http://www.josephmccartney.com/themoon.htm

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