McCarthyism and the Second Red Scare PowerPoint Presentation

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Objective: To examine the Red Scare of the 1950's and beyond.

Topics Covered:

Soviets gain atomic weapons

Red Scare; fear of communism

Meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare

Cold War alliances

Key Terms and People:

Joseph Stalin

Igor Kurchatov

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg

Joseph McCarthy

Alger Hiss


Video clip: Fear of Communism (4:27)

Video clip: Bert the Turtle - "Duck and Cover" (9:15)

Video clip: The Deadly Miscalculation at Castle Bravo (4:42)

Video clip: Operation Crossroads at Bikini Atoll (1:25)

Video clip: Testing of an atomic cannon (1:17)

Video clip: Conviction of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1:18)

Audio clip: Senator Joseph McCarthy responds to Edward R. Murrow on CBS's See It Now

Total Pages
21 pages
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