Joseph McCarthy: The Face of the Red Scare

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Melissa Jones (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: The Red Scare during the 1950’s was one of the most traumatic periods of American history. The decade would later be known as the “Era of McCarthyism” because of a Republican Senator from Wisconsin Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy became an influential man well-known throughout the United States for his avid attempts to persecute members of the Communist Party. McCarthy caused the Red Scare of the 1950’s and encouraged the spread of the anti-Communist movement in the United States.

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Jones Melissa. "Joseph McCarthy: The Face of the Red Scare" (paper for Dr. Dudley HIST 3000) 2009
Language: English
Date: 2012
McCarthy, Joseph, McCarthyism, Communist Party, Red scare, Government, Propaganda

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