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Name: Period: “Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only one question: When will I be blown u
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   Video Questions 1. What were the Soviets afraid of after WWII and how did they plan to solve the problem?2. If communism were to spread widely, how would U.S. global trade be affected?3. What did President Truman mean when he pledged to support “freedom-loving peoples against communist threats?” 4. What foreign policy is the more effective way to help countries in need and to prevent the spread of communism, the Marshall Plan or the Truman Doctrine? Why?5. What were some of the pros and cons of anti-communist domestic policy during the Cold  War? Name:Period: How is Faulkner describing the era? What is the fear he is discussing? “Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only one question: When will I be blown up?” - William Faulkner  Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech (1950)   Name:Period: McCarthyism Through the Years DescriptionQuestions House of Un-American  Activities Committee (HUAC)-What was HUAC’s mission/purpose?-Who is Alger Hiss? President Harry S. Truman’s Executive Order 9835-What was the executive action designed to do?-What did J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI do to enforce the order?Joseph McCarthy -What was the issue that he primarily focused on in Congress?-How did he criticize the state department?Hollywood Blacklisting-Who were the Hollywood Ten?-How do you think the victims of McCarthyism felt about the government questioning their loyalty to the United States?-Do you think something similar can happen nowa-days? Why or why not?  Name:Period: McCarthyism Through the Years (cont’d) Draw your own cartoon representation of McCarthyism! 1. What led to the downfall of McCarthyism?2. Were the domestic anti-communist policies during McCarthyism justified? Why or why not? 3. Fill out the timeline on the next page.  TIMELINE: A LOOK BACK AT M C CARTHYISM 1940 June 28  1947 March 12 Nov. 25  1950 Jan. 25 Feb. 9 March 1Sept. 23  1945 Jan. 3  1951 March 29  1954 April 22 Aug. 24  1952 June 27  19351938 May 26  1955
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