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Domestic Anti-Communist Hysteria during the Early Cold War Era.

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1 Domestic Anti-Communist Hysteria during the Early Cold War Era

2 Government Promotes “Civil Defense” Ex: “Duck & Cover” Drills in schools

3 “Loyalty Oaths” Required for all Federal Workers Executive Order 9835 Pres. Truman March 1947

4 Politicians seeks to “root out subversives” – Example: House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) Hearings

5 “Blacklisting” of accused Communists ruins reputations Ex: The “Hollywood Ten”

6 Trial of Federal Workers Julius & Ethel Rosenberg “Infiltration” of Communists Seems Real Couple Executed in 1953 based on controversial evidence

7 “McCarthyism” Phenomenon of early 1950’s illustrates fear & paranoia Definition: Unfairly accusing people of disloyalty made possible in a climate of fear

8 The Rise & Fall Of Sen. Joseph McCarthy

9 " We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility." TV Journalist Edward R. Murrow Publicly criticizes “McCarthyism” In March, 1954

10 Communist expansion overseas & into space brings fear of communist “menace” to America

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