What series of events and ideological conflicts prompted the Cold War?
How did the Cold War reshape the ideas of American freedom?
What were the major initiatives of Truman’s domestic policies?
What effects did the anticommunism of the Cold War have on American politics and culture?
Hollywood on Trial
What are your thoughts on the House of Un-American Activities (HUAC) and the trial of Hollywood writers, actors, and directors after watching the video?
Who were the Hollywood Ten?
Do you think it was necessary for HUAC to blacklist actors, directors, writers, and staff from Hollywood?
What did you learn about the McCarthy hearings that followed the HUAC hearings?
Discuss anything else you found interesting in the reading or film for this week.