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McCarthy was a US senator in the 1950s, at the height of the Cold War. He accused numerous people of being communists, and ended many of their careers. When the other senators who supported him passed away in the late 1950s, he was voted out of congress. He ended up dying a few years later.

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The discovery that some of the people he had accused were innocent.

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He charged the army of being communistic which took his McCarthyism too far. After that event, his previous false charges were exposed and he fell out of favor with the Republicans.

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