McCarthyism. The use of intimidation and unfounded accusations in the name of fighting Communism. Joseph McCarthy. He impressed few people in first three years in Congress (1947) He had a drinking problem and became violent at times. He was not well liked but he became respected through fear.
The use of intimidation and unfounded accusations in the name of fighting Communism.
McCarthy claimed he had a list of 205 people from the State Department who were communists
He also accused them of sharing secret information with the Soviet Union.
This list of people eventually was narrowed down from 205 to 81 to 57 to “a lot”
The Government Committee on Operations of the Senate identified and banned over 30,000 books
Many libraries across the U.S. banned books from their shelves that had anything to do with Communism
McCarthy supported Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidential campaign in 1952
Eisenhower allowed McCarthy to continue his anti-Communist hearings.