Army-McCarthy Hearings
Edward R. Murrow on McCarthy: We Must Not Confuse Dissent With Disloyalty

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Edward R. Murrow defends our nation, claiming that McCarthy has “confused the public mind” and stepped over the line with his accusations. During the Cold War Senator Joesph McCarthy made many claims against people within the government,¬†fearing disloyalty from communists. The televised Army-McCarthy Hearings began on April 22, 1954.

Army-McCarthy Hearings
Joseph McCarthy’s Telegram to President Truman

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Senator Joseph McCarthy sent a telegram to President Harry S. Truman on February 11, 1950, two days after giving a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia that claimed more than 200 members of the State Department were card-carrying members of the Communist party. In his telegram, McCarthy reiterates that he has … Continue reading