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    Superpowers: The Cold War

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    Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Cuba were used as the culmination of the disagreements between the two superpowers (“The Cold War Erupts” 1-2). While battles waged on all over the globe, there were battles commencing within America such as the case of Alger Hiss. Alger Hiss was born on November 11, 1904 in Baltimore, Maryland (Sentman 168). He attended Baltimore City Colleges, John Hopkins University, Harvard University, and then earned a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1929. Also in 1929, Alger married Priscilla…

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    Why Is Joseph Mccarthy Bad

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    implement a new loyalty program which would require all of the government officials to go through a loyalty investigation. Truman 's program failed miserably because he had investigated over 2 million workers and fired 140 of them and did not find one spy. Truman succeeded to put in America’s minds the idea that communists had to be all over or Truman wouldn 't do this in the first place. Later in 1947, America and Russia officially began the cold war. In the year 1948, Alger Hiss, a well known…

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    Communist spies rated on other spies and people were accused of giving nuclear codes to the Soviet. Throughout the search for Soviet spies, a few people were found. An example was Alger Hiss. Alger Hiss was accused of espionage in 1948, and was sent to jail because of the pursuit of Richard Nixon. The Rosenbergs case rocked the nation, partially because of the international disputes occurring simultaneously. On September 3, 1949, the Soviet blew its first atomic bomb, but American experts…

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    McCarthyism established fear among Americans about the rise of communism within America. However, McCarthyism exploited an already feared thought of many Americans, making the situation even more tense than it was beforehand. Amidst fear of the rise of Communism in America, the article states, “In fact, the government’s efforts to stem the spread of Communism at home began well before McCarthy’s rise.”Consequently, McCarthyism invoked immense fear into next to everybody, turning neighbor…

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    social views, and helped create an even more diverse culture. During the 1950’s, one of the many trends conservatives rejected were communist beliefs and the idea of communists in the State Department, which is the lead U.S foreign affairs agency. On February 11, 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy sent a telegram to the former US president, Harry S. Truman, demanding the names of those placed in the State Department because they were considered security risks due to their communist connections. To…

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    Essay On The Red Scare

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    and it citizens become gripped by a self affirming, nationally unifying, fear of communism, called the second "Red Scare". It was driven by the Committee on Un-American Activities, and characterized by duck and cover drills in elementary schools, bomb shelter construction, and witch hunts for spies embedded in government institutions. Furthermore, it motivated many to build bomb shelters, distrust their neighbors and worry that their Judeo -Christian way of life was coming to an end. While…

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    Richard Nixon Biography

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    Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. The first and so far, the only, President to resign from office. From his poor origins, he rose to an astounding height before his equally astounding fall. In six years, he went from oblivion to fame, winning the congressional race of 1946, national preeminence in the Alger Hiss spy case of 1948, a Senate seat in 1950, vice president in 1952 and finally, after losing the presidency to John F. Kennedy in 1960, the presidency in 1969. Having…

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    Imagine living in a world where everyone believes lies and condemns people for the lies. This is what it is like if you live in the United States during the Red Scare. The Red Scare is a time period in which Americans were afraid of communist spies infiltrating their method of capitalism. These claims, rumors, are made primarily by Joseph McCarthy. His accusations began to accuse well known people and destroy their reputations. Brinkley states, “Hiss, who was now out of government, denied the…

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    Fear Of Communism

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    accusations and taking down the accused without much evidence. For example, the committee, or HUAC as it is often called, went after a group of actors, directors and screenwriters known as the Hollywood Ten with the belief that they were involved with communism. The members of the group were promptly blacklisted by HUAC, unable to work in their professions any longer for this accusation. The committee also went through a series of court cases in which simple citizens were accused of harboring…

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    his work with the Office of Price Administration. Nixon did not engage in combat, yet rose to the rank of lieutenant and received two service stars and several recommendations before his military retirement in 1946. (Biography.com) Nixon returned to Wittier, where group of local Republicans convinced Nixon to run for a Senate seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Nixon campaigned on the side of anti-communism. When running for Congress, he "exploited notions about [his competitor 's]…

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