1. The blacklisting of certain actors and writers in the early 1950's shows that

1. constitutional rights are no guarantee against mass hysteria and
abuses of the due process of law.
2. the U.S. has consistently applied the guarantees of the Bill of
Rights.
3.they were guilty of subversion.
4. business leaders were in favor of defying McCarthy.

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2. Critics of McCarthy stressed that

1. Government should be on guard against communist subversion.
2. fears of subversion can erode constitutional liberties.
3. senators are often untrustworthy.
4. communism is likely to gain influence in times of prosperity.

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3 One way in which the Red Scare of the 1920's and McCarthyism of the 1950's were similar is that both

(1) jeopardized the rights of individuals suspected of un-American activity
(2) occurred during times of economic depression
(3) addressed the issue of increased government bureaucracy after a world war
(4) led to the imprisonment of ethnic minorities during wartime

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4 The growth of McCarthyism in the early 1950s was based on

(1) public fear concerning the spread of communism
(2) outrage over government corruption
(3) dissatisfaction with the results of World War II
(4) opposition to the policy of containment

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