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The United States was on the allied side which was winning during World War II After war communism spread to Europe and Asia Joseph McCarthy ran a campaign against communism to keep from it spreading to the United States People against McCarthy believed he would go too far Some agreed with him that America shouldnt be communist and that it should be forbidden McCarthys speeches accused about two hundred and thirty-two people Most of the accused were innocent His crusade continues and his supporters followed The red scare was the fear that communist would invade and infiltrate the United States The red scare was in 1919 to 1920 Many foreigners radicals and strikers labors were arrested beaten or deported in the palmer raids The palmer raids were led by attorney general A Mitchell Palmer In 1938 the HUAC House Un-American Activities Committee focused on extremists groups night-wing fascists and leftish communists After World War II the United States focused on danger communist infiltration of American government and society The alliance with the Soviet Union diminished The members of communists party singled out the soviets A known spy for the soviets was Elizabeth Bentley The HUAC focused on Hollywood in 1947 the Hollywood Ten refused testifying and were sentenced and black listed Alger Hiss Jullius and Ethel Rosenburg were all sentenced for communistic beliefs In 1946 McCarthy was elected senate later McCarthy mentioned in a speech he had two hundred and five names the secretary of state knew as being members of the communist party McCarthy sent Truman a telegram listing on seventy-five names Another time he said there were eighty-one loyal to or part of the communist party During an investigation a committee party found no proof of these allegations The Army-McCarthy hearings started and he claimed that the government was infiltrated by communists Twenty-five percent of responded supported McCarthy in a poll McCarthy later was stripped from chairmanship due to many more false allegations
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