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09/02/1950 McCarthy says communists are in State Department

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Senator McCarthy Claims Communist Infiltration

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What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker

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Hunting the Communists! - Joseph McCarthy l THE COLD WAR

McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in the United States in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He is known for alleging that numerous Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the United States federal government, universities, film industry, and elsewhere.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Military service 

    • Senate campaign 

    • United States Senate 

    • "Enemies within" 

    • Tydings Committee 

    • McCarthy and the Truman administration 

    • Support from Roman Catholics and the Kennedy family 

    • McCarthy and Eisenhower 

    • Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations 

    • Investigating the army 

    • Army–McCarthy hearings 

    • Edward R. Murrow, ''See It Now'' 

    • "Joe Must Go" recall attempt 

    • Censure and the Watkins Committee 

    • Final years 

    • Death 

    • Legacy 

    • HUAC and SACB 

    • In popular culture 

    • Post-censure reaction 

    • Reconsideration