From the following two lists, choose five events from each column. Identify the basic facts, dates, and purpose of the event in two to three sentences in the Identify column. Include why the event is significant in the significance column, and add a reference for your material in the reference column.
Fabulous 50s Culture
The Hula Hoop
The Mickey Mouse Club
Cold War Society
House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)
Ronald Reagan (President of the Screen Actors Guild, not as the future U.S. president)
Senator Joseph McCarthy
In this scenario, you are a set designer for a Hollywood movie production company in 1952. You decide to write a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times against Senator Joseph’s McCarthy’s anti-communist pursuit of the entertainment industry in Hollywood.
Review the required reading on the Red Scare and McCarthyism.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word letter to the editor.
Include many of the following terms in your essay:
- Hollywood Blacklist
- Ronald Reagan’s HUAC testimony (1947)
- House Un-American Activities Committee
- Senator Joseph McCarthy
- Richard Nixon
Include one source besides your textbook.
Format the text of your letter consistent with appropriate course-level APA guidelines.
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