The McCarthy era

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The McCarthy Era was the product of Joseph McCarthy, one of the most notorious politicians in United States history. Obsessed with routing out communists, McCarthy persecuted thousands of innocent Americans, destroying careers and ruining many lives. His tactics of making public accusations based on innuendo instead of proof became known as McCarthyism. From the time he was a child growing up in Wisconsin, McCarthy burned with ambition. As a teenager he started his own business; he earned his high school diploma in less than a year; and he became the youngest circuit court judge in state history. When he was elected to the U.S. Senate, he became the youngest senator in Congress. By the 1950s, average Americans viewed communism as a direct threat to their democratic way of life. McCarthy played on those fears to persecute anyone suspected of having communist affiliations. His crusade brought him power and fame and ultimately led to his stunning public downfall.
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subject_facet Anti-communist movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Internal security -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Legislators -- United States -- Biography
McCarthy, Joseph, -- 1908-1957
United States -- History -- 1933-1945
United States -- History -- 1945-1953
United States -- Politics and government -- 1933-1953
United States. -- Congress. -- Senate. -- Biography
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History
Internal security
Juvenile Nonfiction
Legislators
McCarthy, Joseph
Politics and government