McCarthyism and the Red Scare

The MCQs

“McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled.”

“The State Department is infested with communists. I have here in my hand a list of 205 — a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.”

“Our job as Americans and as Republicans is to dislodge the traitors from every place where they’ve been sent to do their traitorous work.”

“The reason why we find ourselves in a position of impotency is not because the enemy has sent men to invade our shores, but rather because of the traitorous actions of those who have had all the benefits that the wealthiest nation on earth has had to offer — the finest homes, the finest college educations, and the finest jobs in Government we can give.”

* US Senator Joseph McCarthy, (D-Wisconsin)

Actor Gary Cooper testifying before HUAC. 1947. Getty Images

The SAQs

The LEQs

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The Second Red Scare by Adam Norris
The First and Second Red Scare by Yohuru Williams
The Second Red Scare by Steve Heimler



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