HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee)
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry Truman
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Cold War: American Leaders
Cold War: American Leaders(13 Photos)
From 1945 until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, U.S. presidents and politicians developed strategies to limit the spread of communism.
Communist Leaders(12 Photos)
During the 20th century, the worldwide spread of communism took many different forms under the direction of each country's leadership.
Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman(19 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Harry S. Truman.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt(20 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower(19 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt's New DealVideo Clip (1:54)
Video Clip (1:54)
How did President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal get the American economy back on track, and which components still have a major impact on today's society?
Franklin D. Roosevelt Denies Communist Agenda
Franklin D. Roosevelt Denies Communist AgendaVideo Clip (1:35)
Video Clip (1:35)
Find out how Franklin D. Roosevelt responded to being called a communist by his detractors during his 1936 presidential campaign.
History Rewind: Red Spy Films Chambers Farm Yields Top Secret Documents
History Rewind: Red Spy Films Chambers Farm Yields Top Secret DocumentsVideo Clip (0:55)
Video Clip (0:55)
In a History Rewind video, Council for the Un-American Affairs Committee and Congressman Nixon examine microfilm, a state department document found on the farm of Whittaker Chambers, self-confessed one-time Communist spy.
Kennedy: Communism within the U.S.
Kennedy: Communism within the U.S.Video Clip (0:50)
Video Clip (0:50)
Senator John F. Kennedy talks about the internal threat that communism poses to national security. Kennedy describes that these internal factions are serious and should be taken care of by supporting laws that the U.S. has already passed.
Nixon: Communism within the U.S.
Nixon: Communism within the U.S.Video Clip (1:38)
Video Clip (1:38)
The Cold War was a serious issue that engulfed the United States. Coupled with this war was the fear of communism in the United States. This fear became a central issue between Kennedy and Nixon. Hear their debate in this History Channel video.
Speeches & Audio (5)
The Hollywood 10 Placed on Blacklist
The Hollywood 10 Placed on BlacklistAudio Clip (1:40)
Audio Clip (1:40)
A New York report describes the fate of the 10 movie directors and writers who appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in October 1947 and refused to answer questions regarding their suspected communist affiliations.
Jackie Robinson Appears Before HUAC
Jackie Robinson Appears Before HUACAudio Clip (0:33)
Audio Clip (0:33)
In 1949, Jackie Robinson was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee to discuss the appeal of communism to black America.
Margaret Chase Smith Denounces McCarthy
Margaret Chase Smith Denounces McCarthyAudio Clip (0:39)
Audio Clip (0:39)
In protest to Sen. Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist crusade, Republican Sen. Margaret Chase Smith presents, on June 1, 1950, her "Declaration of Conscience" and delivers one of the most memorable speeches of her career.
McCarthy Defends His War on Communism
McCarthy Defends His War on CommunismAudio Clip (12:40)
Audio Clip (12:40)
In March 1954, Sen. Joseph McCarthy appears before the Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago to discuss the continuing threat of Communism.
Earl Browder Runs for President on a Communist Party Ticket
Earl Browder Runs for President on a Communist Party TicketAudio Clip (1:06)
Audio Clip (1:06)
Earl Browder, who was the Communist party's candidate in 1936 and 1940, reaches out to progressives in a speech on the campaign trail. While appealing a passport forgery conviction in 1940, he was forbidden to travel and thus ran his campaign exclusively out of New York.
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