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The Red Scare ran amok in the U.S. during the 1950's. Was he/she caught up in it? What was his/her opinion about McCarthy? Use writing ideas from this Topic to describe how McCarthyism affected him.
In the 1950's, Senator Joseph McCarthy ruined many people's careers by accusing them of being Communists. Did McCarthyism affect him, his/her family, or his/her friends?
- In 1950, Joseph McCarthy ruined the careers of many people by accusing them of being Communists. Did he/she know anyone that was affected by this? What happened?
- How did he/she and others feel towards Joseph McCarthy? Did he/she believe or distrust him? Were people nervous to be caught up in McCarthy's charges?
- McCarthyism took place at the same time that war broke out in Korea. Did he/she think McCarthyism gained support because of the Communist actions in Asia?
- Did he/she believe that something like this could happen? After the turmoil died down, did he/she believe that it would ever happen again? Why or why not?