Poli Sci 2304
Mar 8 99
What Senator Joseph McCarthy has taught me about Politics, America and Myself.
Senator Joseph McCarthy was one of the most relentless, ambitious, and strongest anti-Communist Americans America has ever seen. America in the state of panic it was in formed the House Un-American Activities Committee, which was overshadowed by McCarthy alone. His Allegations cost people their job, families, lively hood, and anything that mean anything to them.
Joseph loved his country and the people in it. He viewed communism as a serious threat to Federalism and Capitalism. He used his power in congress to make sure that his way of life did not evaporate over night. His strengths in the political mainstream were unbelievable. For instance McCarthy had the most of the support of both houses that gave him the means and the power to attack and expose the Communist Americans in the country. His list of 200 communists put America in a state of panic. This gave him the power to gain the trust of Americans. They feared him, he could destroy them, because America was scared and he showed them leadership, strength and determination. He was disgusted at the fact that Americans would allow the thought of a communist take over. McCarthy altered the way people thought and showed extreme patriotism. People would think twice of who they could trust and who not to. He really got the ball rolling and got HUAC to really start looking for!
communist activities. They would check out the people he claimed to be a communist and report their findings. It did not matter if he was right or wrong that person he claimed to have been a communist life was completely ruined for ever.
One of the many ways McCarthy changed America is he told you which citizens were communist or had wanted to have communism in America. Joseph considered citizens disloyal and traitors if they had any affiliation with a communist...