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1 McCarthyism 6-9 and 13 McCarthyism HANNAH ROE, KOLTEN ESPINOSA, ELIZABETH HUTCHENS

2 What is HUAC? Describe its mission under McCarthy.  HUAC: "The House Un-American Activities Committee, a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, investigated allegations of communist activity in the U.S. during the early years of the Cold War.“  First created in 1938 by Martin Dies  McCarthy was able to call a number of Communists to this group

3 Who were the Hollywood Ten? What happened to them?  The names were Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dymytryk, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Robert Adrian Scott, and Dalton Trumbo. They refused to negotiate with the HUAC with their interrogations on their associations to the Communist party.  They were cited for contempt of congress and each man was found guilty and had to go to jail for 1 year and pay a $1000 fine.  Their more lasting punishment was that studio executive did not want their business for being associated with radical politics.

4 8. When such people as Larry Parker and Roy Huggins “named names,” what happened to the people they named? If you were “named” and refused to talk, what happened?  When these people were named they were investigated by the FBI, were rejected by their neighbors and community, and were practically isolated from society.  If one of us were to be named and refused to talk, we would most likely found to be guilty and be put in quarantine until some sort of confession was made. Because if we didn't plea guilty or non-guilty all they have to go on is that we are hiding something and

5 9. Who were some people that couldn’t work? Why?  The people that refused to cooperate with looking into the known communists within the United States faced jailing time or risked losing their jobs. Some people that were called to testify, even if they cooperated had the risk of losing their jobs.  Hollywood Blacklist  First occurred on November 25 th, 1947  Hollywood Ten:  Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Robert Adrian Scott, and Dalton Trumbo.  Ronald Regan and Walt Disney

6 13. Prediction: What bearing does all of this have on the play we are about to read?  How easy it is to judge people on their views and punish them for it.

7 Works Cited  "Joseph McCarthy." Wikipedia.org. Web. 14 Oct  Simkin, John. "McCarthyism and the Red Scare: Anti-Communism in the United States." Ed. Peter McMillan. Spartacus Educational. Spartacus Educationals Publisher Ltd.,Web. 14 Oct 


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