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The Red Hunt Of The 1950's

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American Society was very willing to go along with the Red Hunt of the 1950’s that was led by the HUAC and Joe McCarthy. What started the Red Scare was Truman’s Federal Employee Program, which meant that any employee could be fired if "reasonable doubt" of loyalty was found. However, the Americans main concern was communism, because it was rapidly spreading throughout the world and they knew it would eventually get into the U.S. Therefore, the HUAC made headlines by investigating famous Hollywood personalities for having Communist ties. Some of those investigated went before the committee, but most of them claimed that they were patriotism and many others besides communist. Moreover, an individual who also changed Americans perspective was
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