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The House Un-American Activities Committee: Case Study

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The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began to completely obliterate Communism in the U.S.
They questioned Hollywood filmmakers in case they were showing pro-Communist messages in movies
The Hollywood Ten ( a group of unfriendly witnesses) decided to not answer the questions. They said it was against the Constitution to ask about political beliefs, hoping to spike up the public.
The public was more scared about the spread of Communism than the government violating their rights.
The Hollywood Ten were sentenced to prison for six months to one year.
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