SAT Subject US History Practice Question 1112: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 1112

3. All of the following are associated with the anti-communist movement of the late 1940s and 1950s EXCEPT the

A. hearings of the "Hollywood Ten."
B. trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.
C. McCarren Act.
D. G.I. Bill.
E. Army-McCarthy hearings.

Correct Answer: D


The anti-communist impulse cast its shadow over many facets of American life in the late 1940s and 1950s, but the G.I. Bill occurred before the movement gained strength and was concerned with the nonpolitical task of helping G.I.'s adjust to civilian life. Hollywood was a prime target of anti-communism because of its ability to reach the public. The Rosenbergs were accused of spying for the Soviet Union and were executed. The McCarren Act was a broad act aimed at eliminating threats to the nation's security; it was passed over Truman's veto. And the Army-McCarthy hearings involved McCarthy's accusations of communist infiltration of the Army.

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