First up and possibly the most prominent example of censorship in 1950s America is the House un-American Activities Committee. Basically, it was a massive effort to censor Communist Activities that stemmed from the Red Scare in America. After World War II, Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin struck fear into the hearts of Americans by claiming that 205 Communists had infiltrated the United States Government (Simkin). As he went around accusing many people of being communist, fear and hysteria reined America....
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