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Langston Hughes . an American poet social activist novelist playwright and columnist. Jazz Poetry Harlem Renaissance Hearing Transcript. The Fall of Joseph McCarthy. Intro to Good Night and good Luck. Read The reporter and See it Now handouts. Answer the following questions.

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Langston hughes

Langston Hughes

  • an American poet

  • social activist

  • novelist

  • playwright and columnist.

  • Jazz Poetry

  • Harlem Renaissance

  • Hearing Transcript


The fall of joseph mccarthy

The Fall of Joseph McCarthy


Intro to good night and good luck

Intro to Good Night and good Luck

  • Read The reporter and See it Now handouts. Answer the following questions


Public opinion on mccarthy 1954

Public Opinion onMcCarthy: 1954


What else happened

What else Happened?

  • Eisenhower (New Republican President) vs. McCarthy

    • McCarthy great for republicans when Democrats were in charge. But when republicans took control of white house he continued to go after the fed government for harboring communists

    • Declining popularity


What else happened1

What else Happened

  • Army McCarthy Hearings

    • CRUCIAL MISTAKE - In early 1954, he charged that the United States Army was "soft" on communism.

    • McCarthy was indignant because David Schine, one of his former investigators, had been drafted and the Army, much to McCarthy's surprise, refused the special treatment he demanded for his former aide

    • FIASCO for McCarthy

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO2iiovYq70

    • “Have you no sense of Decency?”


Senate resolution 301

Senate Resolution 301

Senate Committee investigating McCarthy, and found that his claims were unsubstantiated

Senate voted to censure Senator Joseph McCarthy

Senate voted to condemn McCarthy for conduct "contrary to senatorial traditions."

By the time of his death from alcoholism in 1957, the influence of Senator Joseph McCarthy in Congress was negligible.


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