The Red Scare
People and Events
House Committee on Un-American Activity: Established in 1938 to investigate fascist groups in the United States.
Hollywood Ten: A group of California film directors and writers who went to jail because they didn't want to answer HUAC'S questions.
Alger Hiss: A New Deal lawyer that was accused of being a communist spy and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg: Two Americans accused of providing the Soviet Union with atomic-energy secrets during World War II.
Senator McCarthy and his tactics: Fueled suspicions that spies and Communist sympathizers were everywhere. He used his position as chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to wage war against alleged Communist sympathizers in the federal government.
Declaration of Conscience: Speech made by Senator Margaret Chase Smith on June 1,1950 and refers to the text of the speech itself. She criticized the national leadership and called for the country and the Republican Party to re-examine the tactics used by the HUAC and Senator Joe McCarthy.
Army-McCarthy Hearings: A series of hearings held between April 1945 and June 1945. The hearings were held for the purpose of investigating conflicting accusations between the United States Army and Senator Joesph McCarthy.
Main Character: That Guy from Wisconsin
Edward R. Murrow