The first knowledge many American s had of Communism came from Winston Churchill s Iron Curtain Speech (Matusow, 45).
Churchill basically said in his speech that the Soviet Union was pushing forward a global Communist takeover.
That was the first time many American eyes were opened to Communism, and Mc Carthy made sure it was not the last.
The entire chaos that Senator Mc Carthy caused had become collectively known as The Red Scare (Feuerlicht, 34).
Mc Carthy used this entire Red Scare idea to boost his hopes for re-election.
But he said he did see some key Hollywood figures on it.
That was when the focus shifted to all of Hollywood.
By Joseph Mc Carthy abusing his powers, he not only destroyed many people s lives, but he also wronged the American public.