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McCarthyism Joe McCarthy bought communism in much the same way as other people purchase a new automobile The salesman showed him the model he looked at it with interest examined it more closely kicked at the tires sat at the wheel squiggled around in the set asked some questions and bought It was as cold as that said Roy Cohn In fact Joe McCarthy was the leader behind the anti-communist force in the early 1950s His impact was so strong and powerful that the moment was called McCarthyism McCarthyism designated to America largely focused on the conception that there were communists corrupting Americas government as well as the entertainment and business industries McCarthy chose his opponents well and the newspapers swallowed up his false accusations and exaggerated speeches McCarthy had all the qualities of a leader and he led the American people into believing that America was threatened by communists Republicans also chose to side with McCarthy allowing McCarthyism to take priority in government matters With all the hype McCarthyism took people did not question if Communism could actually be a part of America they just believed McCarthy However the communist threat during the McCarthy trials was unrealistic and not potentially dangerous to American society American society had every reason to be afraid of communism In the aftermath of World War Two the Soviet Union was pushing for world domination and communism seemed to work for them The Rosenbergs had been tried and convicted as Soviet spies and had caused the United Statess domination of nuclear power to be nonexistent Since the United States could lose so much domination at once society would begin to think that the Soviets way of government Communism could be possible in the United States McCarthy certainly didnt help He made many wild accusations and the press was just as wild in printing them With newspapers making McCarthy a front page headline everyday
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