Today we talked about Joseph McCarthy, the HUAC, and the hysteria created by potential atomic spying in the United States during the early 1950s. We looked at the rise and fall of McCarthy, as well as the lasting impact of his movement. We also analyzed a cartoon that you will definitely see again...
I've attached a video here that is a great summary of what we looked at today.
Your homework (due Thursday) is to complete the reading below. After the reading, write a brief reflection on how McCarthyism connects to the fear we've been discussing in the United States.