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1 The Second Red Scare

2 Established 1947, The CIA Is the US spy network.

3 1949- The Soviet Union explodes its own nuclear weapon.

4 1949- China falls to the Communists

5 The Korean War

6 The House on Un-American Activities Committee. HUAC

7 Hollywood becomes the focus of the “Red Scare.”

8 “The Hollywood Ten “ “ Blacklisting” 1947

9 Lucille Ball 1953-Investigated by HUAC for registering to vote as a communist in the 1930’s at the urging of her Grandfather.

10 “The only thing ‘red’ about Lucy is her hair & that’s not even real.”

11 - Alger Hiss testifies before HUAC One time aid to FDR, Alger Hiss accused of spying for Soviets

12 RICHARD NIXON and The “Pumpkin Papers” Microfilm copies of secret State Department memos are linked to Hiss’ typewriter.

13 Although no solid proof links Hiss to espionage, his career in the US government is ruined.

14 1950- Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Accused of passing nuclear secrets to the Soviets.

15 1953- The Rosenberg’s executed for espionage.

16 1950-Senator Joseph McCarthy The Wisconsin Senator was looking for a campaign issue to earn him some media attention to help him get re-elected.

17 In a campaign speech in West Virginia, McCarthy claims to have a list of 205 known communist agents working in the US State Department.

18 McCarthyism- The use of unproven accusations to label someone as a communist.

19 1954- The Army-McCarthy hearings In nationally televised hearings, McCarthy is exposed as a bully and a fraud.

20 A “Witch Hunt” McCarthy is censured by the US Senate for conduct unbecoming his office.


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