Joseph McCarthy

NOUN
  1. United States politician who unscrupulously accused many citizens of being Communists (1908-1957)
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How To Use Joseph McCarthy In A Sentence

  • In America in the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy led a witch-hunt against people suspected of being communists.
  • McCarthyism is named after the American politician Joseph McCarthy, who in the 1950s accused many Americans of being Communists.
  • Nor did a demagogue emerge to match Senator Joseph McCarthy, whose cynical witch-hunts in the l950s put a generation on trial.
  • He was among the earliest figures to publicly confront Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch-hunt.
  • The weathered face on TV, the weathered voice on radio, the Camel cigarette, his decision to end his adulterous affair with Pamela Churchill when his son was born, his savvy baritone as he righteously confronted Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Cool Is as Cool Was
  • Throwing out the term communism has all the demagoguery of Sen. Joseph McCarthy and recalls a dark chapter in American history. Byron Williams: Facts Left the Health Care Debate Long Ago, Emotion Is the Driver Now!
  • 1954 - Red Scare: The United States Senate votes 65 to 22 to condemn Joseph McCarthy for conduct that tends to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute.
  • Originally coined to criticize the anti-communist pursuits of U. S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, "McCarthyism" soon took on a broader meaning, describing the excesses of similar efforts.
  • The U.S. Congress, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Committee on Un-American Activities, conducted witch-hunts in search of Communist sympathizers.
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