﻿ The McCarthy Hearings
Senator Joseph McCarthy instilled fear into the minds of the Americans with his anti-
Communist thinking, with his ideals. Senator McCarthy, during 1950-1954, disrupted the United
States with the HUAC ( House of Un-American Activity Committee) Hearings. These hearings
brought government workers, college professors, playwrights and Hollywood screen writers,
actors, artists, musicians, gays, Jews and anyone with a goatee under suspicion.
Joseph McCarthy was an unknown senator from Wisconsin, who wanted to be in the
spotlight. During a speech in West Virginia, Senator McCarthy accused the State Department of
being full of Communists. The media immediately centered on McCarthy and his accusations. A
Senate committee was immediately appointed to look at these accusations. The United States was
already in the middle of a Communist witch-hunt. It was believed that the recipe for the atomic...