Cold War
Alger Hiss Testifies Before HUAC

Alger Hiss was an American lawyer who was accused of being a member of the Communist Party by the House Un-American Activities Committee(HUAC). On August 3, 1948, a man named Whittaker Chambers testified before the committee that he and Hiss had both been secret communists for years. Despite questions over the reliability of Chamber’s testimony, Hiss was eventually imprisoned for 3 years and eight months for lying to Congress.

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