Mc Carthyyyyy

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Mc Carthyyyyy

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

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