Nothing new • A. Mitchell Palmer • Mass Hysteria • Terrorist attacks (Wall St.) • Deportations
Sen. Joseph McCarthy • Bio • Wheeling Speech • Primary sources
HUAC • Questions asked • 5th Amendment
-June 1949- What is the Washington Post cartoonist portraying in his drawing?
-April 1949- "You read books, eh?" • Hundreds of elementary and high school teachers lost their jobs • Some individuals compiled and circulated their own blacklists. • The motives of some self-serving or vindictive accusers were summed up by Herb Block in a phrase: "If you can't crush the commies, you can nail a neighbor."
Misconceptions • Name • Length Soviets painting the world red with blood
Success • Alger Hiss • Julius Rosenberg
Failure • Ethel Rosenberg • Ayn Rand
Too Far • Ike and the Army • Edward R. Murrow • Movie clip
Consequences • African Americans struggle • Human rights vs. Civil Rights
Entertainment Industry • Hollywood Ten -Even W. Disney had to appear before HUAC. -The ten men were convicted of contempt. Their appeals of course were denied, all served prison terms of up to one year.
World view • Political chill in America • Joseph McCarthy