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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Why did Joseph McCarthy believe Hollywood might play a big role in a communist uprising in America?

Senator Joseph McCarthy did not believe that Hollywood stars would play a part of any communist uprising. He knew there would be none. Hollywood stars and writers came to his attention because a number of Hollywood "people" were members of the US Communist Party.

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How are the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism different?

Answer: There really were Communist spies operating in the United States... while there is no such thing as witches. ============================= At least McCarthy didn't actually burn his victims alive at the stake, although he did so in a figurative sense to many.

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Who did Joseph McCarthy accuse of being a communist?

McCarthy accused anyone who he disagreed with of being a communist. He particularly went after people who were populists or activists or had leftist leanings of any kind. He accused many of his political opponents and writers and actors in Hollywood. People who were accused were then brought before a senate committee and asked to name names. It became a witch hunt and many people were blackballed from their professions and unable to work.

Anyone and his sister who associated themselves with another accused communist. And then anyone who was close to that person, most people turned in others for their positions or for vengeful purposes.

McCarthy Vindicated At Last 12/18/2007 http://bit.ly/b2fmz8

"...These intercepted cables proved that there were over 350 Americans spying for the Soviets, and enabled investigators to identify about half of them. Joe McCarthy had access to the information contained in the top secret Venona intercepts, access given him by J. Edgar Hoover and others concerned with the extent of Soviet espionage and penetration, but he could not defend himself against charges of recklessly accusing people of being Soviet agents by revealing the source of his information without alerting the Soviets that some of their most important secrets were known to U.S. Intelligence..."

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Does Joseph McCarthy have any hobbies?

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What helped bring about Joseph McCarthy downfall?

Television

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Is Joseph McCarthy a Catholic?

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