Ericca Branch Yvonne Arevalo Luke Strother Tony Ramirez 1st Period The McCarthy Era
McCarthy Era The McCarthy Era was a time when the Americans saw the Soviet Union as a threat because they were turning to Communism.
Joseph McCarthy Senate for Wisconsin Most famous political figure in the Nation after President Harry Truman. The most important issue during his time was the thought of Communism taking over the United States. View slide
Historian:The Alien Registration Acts It made it illegal to abet or teach anyone the desirability of overthrowing the government. It was a requirement of the “alien residents” of the U.S. to be registered(anyone over the age of 14) or there would be consequences. View slide
Historian:HUAC(House un-American Activities Committee) It was to investigate Americans of German origin and to keep an eye on subversive behavior in the U.S.
Made to insure that immigrants would adhere to the American way of life. Acted as a barrier to prevent Communists from becoming citizens. Was used to prevent Communism from gaining a foothold from outside influences. Analyst:Alien Registration Acts
Enacted to insure that all citizens were adhering to the American way of life. Acted as a way to suppress Communist activities within the border . Was used to prevent Communism from gaining a foothold from internal influence. Movie industry and Hollywood took a big hit because of their ability to influence all Americans. Analyst:HUAC
If America is a junkyard, the Alien Registration Act is the barb wire fence and HUAC is the pack of watchdogs . In tandem, they enabled the government to protect America from Communist influences which is why many Americans supported and rallied behind these two things. Analyst:HUAC & Alien Registration Acts
Countries were falling one by one to Communism this is known as the domino effect. Americans saw Communism engulfing these countries and needed a way to protect themselves from it. HUAC and the Alien Registration Act provided the protection from Communism that Americans wanted. Analyst:Communism is coming.