1. The circumstances surrounding the Red Scare after World War I and
the blacklisting of certain actors and writers during the McCarthy Era
1. even in a society guided by constitutional rights, mass hysteria can
effectively deny people due process of law.
2. no matter what influenced the times, the United States has
consistently applied the guarantees of the Bill of Rights.
3. demands of minorities for racial equality have been increasingly
ignored in the 20th century.
4. the courts are rarely influenced by public fears and political
2. In the 1950's, Senator Joseph McCarthy was most closely associated
with issues related to
1. Communist infiltration and the denial of civil liberties.
2. farm problems and taxation.
3. military preparedness and foreign aid.
4. collective bargaining and the rights of unions.
3. McCarthyism resulted from
1. outrage over government corruption.
2. fear concerning internal security.
3. protest against government control of television.
4. opposition to U.S. foreign policy.
4. Joseph McCarthy built his power on the issue of
1. slum clearance.
2. the poor performance of U.S. students.
3. the extent of communist influence in government.
4. military built-up in the Soviet Union.
5. McCarthyism illustrates that
1. fear of communism has led to the violations of civil rights.
2. no Soviet agents penetrated the federal government.
3. freedom of expression is an unalienable right.
4. big businesses cannot be challenged by government.