1. What claims does the report make about homosexuals? On what evidence are these allegations based? 2. Why do the authors believe that homosexuals should not be federal employees? 3. What does this reading suggest about American political culture in this era? FOCUS QUESTIONS 1. How does McCarthy describe global affairs? 2. Whom does McCarthy hold responsible for the problems facing the United States? 3. What impact did McCarthy's charges have? 4. Why do you think that McCarthyism gained so much popular support?

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