The McCarthy Hearings were inquiries made by Senator Joseph McCarthy into allegations of Communist subversion and espionage in the U.S. government and defense industries in the early 1950's. This period of intense inquiries was known as McCarthyism
Most of them were held in Room 357 or Room 357 of the Senate Office Building in Washington. Hearings were also held New York City , at the federal courthouse at Foley Square or at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Some executive sessions took place at Fort Monmouth , New Jersey and in Boston.
Senator Joseph McCarthy began investigating Communist subversion in the United States in 1950. This action led to the Army-McCarthy Hearings in 1954. This activities and methods involved during this period would become known as McCarthyism.
McCarthy used anticommunism as his only "explanation"
These "victims" were leaders and politicians McCarthy branded as being communists.
A Senate censure of McCarthy
Because McCarthy had a phat ole boner on television.
McCarthy lost all of his supporters, "he had no power" but he was still in the senate.
Trial by accusation
The Army-McCarthy hearings, held April through June of 1954, initiated the undoing of Senator Joseph McCarthy as far as his political power was concerned. By year's end McCarthy would be censured by the Senate and completely void of influence.
led to the discrediting of Senator McCarthy and his condemnation by the Senate