Victims Of Communism

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A majority of the victims of McCarthyism were somehow associated with Communism; they either were Communists, former Communists, or worked with Communists. Between the late 1940’s and 1950’s, thousands of Americans were accused of supporting communism. Because of their political views, many organizations, such as the FBI, the HUAC, and the SISS, would try to weave out the American Communists. They would be scrutinized through investigations and questioning by these agencies. Those targeted included government employees, union activists and educators—the accused were often given credence of Communism despite the lack of evidence. Due to these accusations, many individuals not only suffered from employment but in turn, they suffered the loss

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