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Communism at Home Unit 4 Lesson 10. Objectives Describe government efforts to investigate the loyalty of US citizens. Explain the spy cases of Alger Hiss.

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1 Communism at Home Unit 4 Lesson 10

2 Objectives Describe government efforts to investigate the loyalty of US citizens. Explain the spy cases of Alger Hiss and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. Identify Senator Joseph McCarthy and explain his role in the anticommunist crusade.

3 Warm Up Identify US policy to combat communism abroad and give an example of the policy in action. Containment – Truman Doctrine (Greece/Turkey), Marshall Plan, Berlin Airlift, NATO

4 Review Cold War Struggle between US & USSR Political, Economic, Military, Civil Rights Weapons Unconventional Warfare Propaganda, Diplomacy, Science, Finance, Espionage, Subversion

5 Think-Pair-Share What is loyalty? If you speak against your government does it mean youre disloyal?

6 Activity: Communism in the US Depression Failed econ system = growth in communist party WW2 Econ fix = #s decline Cold War Fear Communist expansion and subversion Identify the role of communism in the following eras of US history.

7 Second Red Scare March 1947 Federal Employee Loyalty Program Loyalty Review Board Smith Act Clear and Present Danger, cant be taught McCarren Act Registration w/Dept Justice

8 House Un-American Activities Committee May 1938 Investigate disloyalty, labor unrest, pre-WW2 1947 Investigates Communist influence in Hollywood Hollywood Ten Hollywood Blacklists See The Majestic Click the link above for a video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJzV6-wJ3SQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJzV6-wJ3SQ

9 Think-Pair-Share How did the fate of the Hollywood Ten violate the US Constitution? Was the US justified in its actions? Why or why not?

10 Spy Cases: Alger Hiss 1948-50 Whittaker Chambers accuses Hiss of spying for USSR in 30s Guilty of perjury (lied about documents) not espionage... 4 yrs in jail 1990s Soviet info proves?

11 Spy Cases: The Rosenbergs 1950 Ethel and Julius accused of supplying USSR with A-Bomb secrets Plead 5th…Jewish, radical witch hunt July 19, 1953- 1st citizens executed for espionage

12 Other Cool Spy Stuff WHY SPY? Gather info, destabilize govts, assassinations TOOLS: Surveillance satellites, planes Silencers, invisible ink, bugs, wires False cigs, poison-tip umbrella, suicide weapons

13 Modern Day Espionage 1994 Aldrich Ames 2001 Robert Hanssen

14 Joseph McCarthy ( R Senator Wis) Re-election tactic: Communists taking over US government! Feb 1950 List Communists in State Dept! 1954 – US Army Ike investigates TV Senate Hearings expose/discredit Witchhunt Dies alcoholism 57

15 Impact of McCarthyism Fear and suspicion End free-speech Loyalty investigations and oaths Deportations Weakened labor unions Ended careers Public Asst ($) Withheld America in the 20 th Century: The Cold War- McCarthyism America in the 20 th Century: The Cold War- McCarthyism

16 Activity Herbert Block Political Cartoons Coined McCarthyism March 29,1950 Critical cartoons 4 yrs

17 Fire!

18 Stand Fast…Theyre Armed!

19 Secret

20 You Read, Eh?

21 Freedom- From-Fear

22 Hunting Communists

23 Evidence

24 In My Hand

25 Closure What role do you think Herbert Block played in discrediting Joseph McCarthy and bringing an end to McCarthyism? Was Joseph McCarthy on to something? Red Scare Revisited


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