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1 COLD WAR AT HOME SPYING McCarthyism HUAC SPACE RACE Quiz

2 The House Un-American Activities Committee Created in 1938 Goal: to investigate disloyal citizens or organizations of communist ties Reorganized from previous incarnations as FISH COMMITTEE and McCormack DICKSTEIN COMMITTEE with new chairman Martin Dies Click on microphone

3 HUAC investigates KKK Originally HUAC investigated left and right wing political groups Click on KKK to learn more Many called to investigate KKK but leader of HUAC, Martin Dies, said it was unnecessary because he was a supporter of the Klan

4 OPERATION ABOLITION- movie When communism was a HUGE fear in the US almost everything was under suspicion, including MOVIES Click on the Hollywood sign to learn more! HOLLYWOOD UNDER SUSPICION OF HUAC BACK TO LOBBY OF MUSEUM

5 US and Soviets involved in SPACE RACE beginning in 1957 Click on moon Soviets launched “SPUTNIK”, shuttle into space sputnick Launch.mp3 BACK TO LOBBY

6 Alger Hiss was born on November 11, He went to Harvard Law School, where he met Felix Frankfurter -Hiss helped plan for peace as World War II was ending, Hiss was also in charge of setting up the UN U.N. Charter Click Me to Learn More -In 1945 Hiss was asked to fly the new U.N. Charter back to Washington

7 In 1948 Hiss was first charged of being a secret communist by Whittaker Chambers Hiss denied it, but Chambers showed that Hiss gave Chambers documents for transmission to the Soviet Union The trial ended and Hiss was sentenced to 44 months in jail Hiss said about jail that it had been a learning experience Hiss found 40,000 pages of FBI documents that had evidence that he was innocent and asked that the verdict be overturned It was turned down by the courts, but he was readmitted to the Mass. bar in 1977 Click me to learn more Click Me to learn more

8 The Rosenbergs were arrested in 1950 and could not post the $100,00 bond so they remained in the New York House of Detention. The jury was made up of non-Jewish accountants and auditors. Ethel denied the allegations against her but she was very composed, almost cold, and gave the false impression that she was in charge of the spy ring. Click Us to hear our death sentence

9 The jury found the Rosenbergs guilty on all charges and scheduled sentencing for April 15, The judge sentenced them to death on the electric chair in the week of May 21st The Rosenberg Ring received much worse punishments than the British spies People around the world were protesting the verdict They were executed on June 19th, in the electric chair Click Our faces to learn about our children The Rosenbergs left two children who were adopted by the Meerpols and both became college teachers, and maintained the innocence of their parents BACK TO LOBBY OF MUSEUM

10 Joseph McCarthy A senator from Wisconsin and who started McCarthyism. McCarthyism was when he would randomly interrogate people who he thought we communists He thought that there were a lot of communists in America click on his face in the bottom right to hear his hearing

11 McCarthyism Named after Senator Joseph McCarthy it was a campaign on finding communists in America Click senator McCarthy’s face on the right to learn more He ruined so many peoples Lives and took away their Passports and I.Ds

12 Edward Murrow A young reporter who was finding a lot about Joseph McCarthy and helped take him down and out of power Click on the microphone to here a clip from him about the McCarthy hearings

13 Edward Murrow He worked for CBS He had a lot of different stories in his life but the senator McCarthy story was the biggest in his life. Click on the telephone on the picture to the left to here an audio clip of Edward Murrow Click on the telephone in the second picture to learn more click Click there He helped a lot Of people by taking Senator McCarthy out of power He died in 1965 BACK TO LOBBY

14 McCarthyism HUAC SPYING What year was the HUAC created? Why was HUAC created in the first place? What fears did space race bring to US? Who was McCarthyism named after? Where did Edward Murrow work? What was McCarthyism ? What crime did the Rosenbergs and Alger Hiss commit? Who accused Alger Hiss of committing the crime? How were the Rosenbergs executed?

15 1938 BACK TO GAME

16 To investigate disloyal citizens or organizations of communists ties BACK TO GAMEGAME

17 Enemy satellite streaking over US air during the war BACK TO GAME

18 They were accused of spying on the US for Russia BACK TO GAME

19 WHITTAKER CHAMBERS BACK TO GAME

20 ELECTRIC CHAIR BACK TO GAME

21 JOSEPH McCARTHY BACK TO GAME

22 Joseph McCarthy WOULD RANDOMLY INTERROGATE PEOPLE HE THOUGHT WERE COMMUNISTS BACK TO GAME

23 CBS BACK TO GAME


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