Act that made calling for the overthrow of the US government or belonging to an organization that did that a crime
Ten Hollywood directors and writers that were found guilty by HUAC of holding radical political views and were sentenced to 1 year in jail.
Former government official charged with lying under oath. He was, however, tried for giving away top-secret government documents, but too many years had passed for him to be charged with that crime.
The Nationalist party was overthrown by the communists and China became the People's Republic of China.
Soviets got the plans for this from a German-born scientist named Klaus Fuchs that worked on the bomb with the US.
Gave communist organizations the option of registering with the government and made a special board to investigate communist involvement. Also made it illegal to plan for a totalitarian dictatorship and did not allow communists or other radicals to enter the US.
February 9, 1950
US senator that claimed he had a list of 57 names of communists working inside the US government. Started McCarthyism.
Spy ring leaders charged with conspiracy and espionage and were executed.