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Joseph McCarthy

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    The distribution of power is when power, influence or authority is distributed, spread around or apportioned.



    What Was Joseph McCarthy Really Afraid Of?

    Read:  The attached document, "What was Joseph McCarthy Really Afraid of?"

    Review information about the fear of communism in the U.S. following World War II and the rise of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

    Explore the career of Joseph McCarthy and the possible motivations for his anti-communist attacks.


    Complete the response sheet below.  

    Imagine you are a journalist interviewing McCarthy. Craft questions exploring his motives for accusing people of communist activities. Imagine you are McCarthy and craft the responses he might have had to your questions.

     Go to the next page to submit your response sheet and interview questions.