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.
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”Details:
Many libraries across the U.S. banned books from their shelves that had anything to do with CommunismOverseas Library Program
Eisenhower allowed McCarthy to continue his anti-Communist hearings.