Joseph McCarthy
Censuring Senator Joseph McCarthy

Library of Congress

Senator McCarthy discusses the comments he made about McCarthyism as well Congress’ decision to censure McCarthy’s remarks about the situations. In the 1950′s the United States went through a period of time where many conservatives believed in something known as McCarthyism. Headed by McCarthy, this was the idea that many … Continue reading

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


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


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