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1 McCarthyism By Jordan, Angelica, Cynthie, Raymond

2 Joseph McCarthy ( ) McCarthy was born on on November 14,1908 in Grand Chute,Wisconsin He was a Marine intelligence officer in World War 2 and stationed in the Pacific. McCarthy was elected to Senate in 1946 where he used his power to accuse and charge communists.

3 What is McCarthyism? McCarthyism is a term for the accusations of any communist activities in the U.S. Joseph McCarthy was the founder of McCarthyism. McCarthyism developed during the Cold War, a period of great hostility between the Communist nations. Today the term McCarthyism is sometimes used to refer to disloyalty to the U.S. What is a Communist? A communist is one who follows the beliefs of communism. Communism is a system of government in which all goods are equally shared among people

4 How It Affected People People were blacklisted They were fired from their job in the government because of Communist associations. Some lost their jobs even though they were innocent and were not in the Communist party.

5 Timeline Nov.14, 1908-Joseph Raymond McCarthy was born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin McCarthy was elected to the U.S. Senate,where he made a name for himself as a rabid Anti-Communist Feb.1950-McCarthy charged that the Dept. of State was infiltrated by Communists (or later)-McCarthyism occurred in the U.S McCarthy questioned people in the government if they are or have been a member of the Communists party (witch-hunts) 1954-Anti-Communists crusade faltered.

6 1957-McCarthy died on May 2nd in Bethesda, Maryland

7 Why Joseph McCarthy wanted McCarthyism He was influenced to be an anti - communist as a child. He was a powerful Senate. So he abused his powers because of what he was taught.

8 Until this moment, Senator, I never really gauged your cruelty or your recklessness. Let us not assassinate this lad further, Senator. You have done enough. Have You no sense of decency, Sir, at long last? Have you no decency? - Joseph N. Welch, Chief Attorney for the Army

9 What McCarthyism is Today Today the term McCarthyism is sometimes used to refer to reckless public accusations of disloyalty to the U.S. McCarthyism lives on, its definition as controversial as the man himself. For some it simply describes the senators outrageous political style of reckless accusation and guilt by association; for others it also encompasses the anti- communist furor he personified.

10 How It Affected People People were blacklisted They were fired from their job in the government because of Communist associations. Some lost their jobs even though they were innocent and were not in the Communist party.

11 Timeline Nov.14, 1908-Joseph Raymond McCarthy was born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin McCarthy was elected to the U.S. Senate,where he made a name for himself as a rabid Anti-Communist Feb.1950-McCarthy charged that the Dept. of State was infiltrated by Communists (or later)-McCarthyism occurred in the U.S McCarthy questioned people in the government if they are or have been a member of the Communists party (witch-hunts) 1954-Anti-Communists crusade faltered.

12 1957-McCarthy died on May 2nd in Bethesda, Maryland

13 Why Joseph McCarthy wanted McCarthyism He was influenced to be an anti - communist as a child. He was a powerful Senate. So he abused his powers because of what he was taught.

14 What McCarthyism is Today Today the term McCarthyism is sometimes used to refer to reckless public accusations of disloyalty to the U.S. McCarthyism lives on, its definition as controversial as the man himself. For some it simply describes the senators outrageous political style of reckless accusation and guilt by association; for others it also encompasses the anti-communist furor he personified.

15 Joseph McCarthy ( ) McCarthy was born on on November 14,1908 in Grand Chute,Wisconsin He was a Marine intelligence officer in World War 2 and stationed in the Pacific. McCarthy was elected to Senate in 1946 where he used his power to accuse and charge communists.

16 How It Affected People People were blacklisted They were fired from their job in the government because of Communist associations. Some lost their jobs even though they were innocent and were not in the Communist party.

17 5 Key Points 1.Thousands lost their job, reputations and lives were destroyed 2.McCarthyism is a term for the widespread accusations and investigations of suspected Communist activities in the U.S. during the 1950s 3.McCarthyism was based on Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthys idea. 4.McCarthy accused people of being communists sympathizers and were unable to continue working. Some had their passports taken away or jailed for refusing to give the names of other communists 5.Some people praised him as a patriot but others condemned him for publicly accusing people of disloyalty without sufficient evidence


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