Red Scare in the 1950's

By: Jenna Cagle

McCarthyism was the morphine to those dying for their fear of the communists

Main Character

The main character of this movie is a senator from Wisconsin known as 'McCarthy'. He believes that agents from an enemy country have infiltrated the government and national army and he is determined to convince the people that he is right.

Communism is the freezer of the cold war

Supporting Cast

Good Guys- support the anti-communist panic

  • McCarthy
  • Loyalty Review Board
  • House Committee on Un-American Activities

Bad Guys-Communist affiliates

  • Alger Hiss
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Event 1: L oyalty Review Board

The loyalty review board is set up and investigating potentially corrupt government officials as we speak. This is due to the insisting of men like McCarthy, and thank god for it. As many as 12 men have already been removed from power due to the high likely hood of their being involved with the soviets. The creation of this board is a huge jump into keeping out country free of communism.

No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices.

Event 2: Army-McCarthy Hearings

These hearing are a perfect example of how communism must have it ties in our military. The hero McCarthy was brought before the courts and accused of attempting to utilize his connections throughout the government to get special treatment for his supporters within the army. This of course was un-true and he brought up the striking point that this attack on his character must be communism within the army rearing its ugly head,

Communism is a hammer used by the enemy