Flashcards in Ch.26.3 Deck (15):
Who was accused communist in 1947 and was blacklisted in Hollywood?
When were thousands of victims accused by the anti-Communist hysteria that gripped this country?
Late 1940s and early 1950s
About how many Americans claimed membership in the Communist Party?
What investigated government employees and dismissed in those who were found to be disloyal to the US government?
Federal employee loyalty program which included the loyalty review board
From 1947 to 1951 government loyalty boards investigated how many employees and dismissed how many security risks?
3.2 million employees and dismissed 212 at security risks
What was the most famous committee that also investigated Communist influence in the movie industry?
House un-American activities committee (HUAC)
Unfriendly witnesses were called to testify but refused these men became known as what? They did not cooperate because they believe the hearings were unconstitutional.
What was a list of people whom they condemned for having a communist background? Approximately 500 actors writers producers and directors
What made it unlawful to plan any action that might lead to the establishment of a totalitarian dictatorship in the United States?
Who was accused of spying for the Soviet Union? Accused by Whittaker Chambers.
Who gained fame for pursuing the charges against Hiss?
In 1950 what German born physicist admitted giving the Soviet Union information about America's atomic bomb?
Who became the first US civilians accused for espionage? They were minor activists in the American Communist Party.
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
Who was the most famous Communist activist? He was a senator Republican from Wisconsin.