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Joseph McCarthy. By: Cole Williams and Eric Espino. Background Info. Born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin Graduated from Marquette in 1935 1939 won election as a circuit court judge During WWII joined the Marines and served in the Pacific. General Info. U.S. Republican Senator from Wisconsin

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Joseph mccarthy

Joseph McCarthy

By: Cole Williams and Eric Espino


Background info
Background Info.

  • Born in Grand Chute, Wisconsin

  • Graduated from Marquette in 1935

  • 1939 won election as a circuit court judge

  • During WWII joined the Marines and served in the Pacific


General info
General Info.

  • U.S. Republican Senator from Wisconsin

  • Gained power when the Republican Party won control of the Senate in 1952


Mccarthyism
McCarthyism

  • Gained national attention in 1950 by claiming that he had a list of 205 known communists in the State Department

  • “Use of accusations, slander, and innuendo to tarnish his opponents’ reputations.”


Hollywood ten
Hollywood Ten

  • Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, and others, all entertainers in the film industry

  • HUAC (House of Un- American Activities Committee) investigated the film industry.

  • They refused to answer questions and plead the fifth.


Results of his actions
Results of His Actions

  • McCarthy overstepped himself by challenging the United States Army when one of his assistants was drafted.

  • Many Americans saw McCarthy’s savage tactics for the first time.

  • The Senate finally condemned him for his conduct.


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