Joseph R. McCarthy , a senator from Wisconsin, claimed he had a long
list of communists who were working in the State Department. He never
produced the list. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, however,
McCarthy’s popularity soared. McCarthyism became a catchword for making
vicious and reckless charges. In 1954, McCarthy went after the United States
Army. He lost his strongest supporters after he badgered witnesses and
twisted the truth during hearings that were shown on television. The end of
the Korean War in 1953 and McCarthy’s downfall in 1954 brought the end of the
1. What events led to McCarthyism?
2. What 2 events led to the end of the Red Scare?