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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The Crucible (play)

How are The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Joseph McCarthy similar?

In Salem, Massachusetts; innocent people were accused of being witches and warlocks, many were tried and executed. Joseph McCarthy accused innocent people of being communists. Many lost their jobs, were sent to prison, and died in poverty or had their lives destroyed and never fully recovered.

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Who are the McCarthy and Tetrault group?

A very prestigious French Canadian Law firm.

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How did Joseph McCarthy rise to power as a politician?

By making irresponsible allegations.

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Joseph McCarthy Communist?

JOSEPH R. McCARTHY WAS AN ANTICOMMUNIST

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History of the United States
Decade - 1950s
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How did Joseph McCarthy impact US society in the 1950s?

He used television to control and invoke the spread of communism

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How did Joseph McCarthy's career end?

With his popularity on the decline the U.S. Senate saw an opening and began herrings to censure McCarthy on 46 accounts. After two months the herring ended with two accounts being censured. These censures made it impossible for McCarthy to hold any seats in committees and condemned what he has done on those two accounts.

From then on McCarthy was no longer of much interest. His speeches were barely attended or just ignored by his fellow senators; the news media no longer broadcast his every word.

On May 2, 1957 McCarthy died at age 48 from inflammation of the liver; the press hinted at alcoholism as the cause. His death marked the end of his career as well as the end of strong armed anti-communists from the state of Wisconsin that elected a Democrat that denounced McCarthy to his now vacant senate seat.

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What was Joseph McCarthy'S public accusation?

It was not an accusation, it was a question, asking if the person was or had been a communist.

McCarthy was, at best, a mediocre politician. He found a platform whereby he could bring himself to prominence. He was an egotist looking for power.

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Popular support for Joseph McCarthy began to fade when?

The senate censured him

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What ultimately happened to Joseph McCarthy's investigation?

Various things happened to McCarthy

  • some people disliked him as a person
  • some saw him as a man motivated only by personal gain
  • mostly people got bored with him.
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Communism
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What actions of Joseph McCarthy worsened the national hysteria about communism?

In 1954, the Communist-hunting senator Joseph McCarthy, in U.S. Senate hearings that were televised live, accused the U.S. Army of "coddling Communists." As many as 20 million Americans watched the combative senator malign people who had no chance to defend themselves..

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What did the people accuse Franklin D Roosevelt of being?

FDR is often accused of being a socialist, of creating a well-fare state in which people lose their self-reliance and expect the government to provide for their needs. He was also considered a traitor to his class by some .

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Senator Joseph McCarthy conducted a Senate investigation regarding communist infiltration of what which went too far and led to the demise of his career?

The U.S. Army

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Authors, Poets, and Playwrights
Decade - 1950s
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What were Arthur Miller's feelings about McCarthyism?

Joseph McCarthy accused Arthur Miller of being a communist, so the feelings that he harbored toward McCarthy were unpleasant, to say the least. His play "After the Fall" seems to be modeled on his feelings.

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Why was Joseph McCarthy important?

sorry for last im a stalker ps its k

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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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What is John Coltrane educational background?

it is at yale university probably?

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What did Joseph McCarthy do to Arthur Miller?

He made suspected communists get interviewed. If they could prove themselves innocent, they were freed. If not, they were sent to jail. Miller was called in and was asked to name other communists he knew of so that they could go after them too. Miller refused and was sentenced to jail. His sentence was eventually taken back. Miller and McCarthy did not personally know each other.

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What did low blow Joe McCarthy mean?

Joseph McCarthy was a United States Congressman renown for his tendency to hunt "reds," or Communists during the Cold War. His nickname, "low blow," came because of his over eagerness to accuse citizens as "Reds" and then proceed to ruin their careers.

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How tall was Joseph McCarthy?

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Vietnam War
Cold War
Communism
Joseph McCarthy

What action of Joseph McCarthy worsened the national hysteria about communism?

Joseph McCarthy basically ignited the Second Red Scare by testifying that he had proof that there were Communists working for the federal government. Even though very little precipitated from this, it caused widespread fear and suspicion among the American public.

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What made Joseph McCarthy famous?

McCarthy was a US Senator from Wisconsin who made a name for himself in the 1950s as a staunch anti-communist. He made numerous unsubstantiated accusations of being communist sympathizers against members of the media and Hollywood.

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Joseph McCarthy

What is sensate?

# Perceived by a sense or the senses. # Having physical sensation.

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How many communist did McCarthy uncover?

205 were on a list. but according to the McCarthy Era worksheet it was none there never was a list.

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What is the significance of Joseph McCarthy?

he gave most of the common people the idea of the red scare.

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How old was Joe McCarthy at death?

Joe McCarthy died on January 13, 1978 at the age of 90.

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