McCarthy Hearings

Katie Lootens


~In 1954 Senator Joseph McCarthy began hearings concerning communism.

~In these years, everyone believed that everyone was a communist.

~If you were believed to be a communist, you were sent to a jury for them to decide if you were or not.

~If believed to be a communist, you lost everything.

*Back then, they believed everyone was guilty until proven innocent.


McCarthyism "is a term used to identify accusations made of people being disloyal or Un-American without proper evidence"
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