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  1. Originally coined to criticize the actions of U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, "McCarthyism" later took on a more general meaning, not necessarily referring to the conduct of Joseph McCarthy alone

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  2. The primary targets of such suspicions were government employees, those in the entertainment industry, educators and union activists

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  3. a term describing the intense anti-communist suspicion in the United States in a period that lasted roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s

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  4. During this time many thousands of Americans were accused of being Communists or communist sympathizers and became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private-industry panels, committees and agencies

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  5. This period is also referred to as the Second Red Scare, and coincided with increased fears about communist influence on American institutions and espionage by Soviet agents

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