HUAC Beginning and Purpose

HUAC Beginning and Purpose

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  • 1930s -1944
  • A lot of people in this country are supporting Un-American causes.
  • I think you're right.
  • President Roosevelt didn't agree. He didn't allow any permanent committees to form.
  • We need to make sure that citizens are acting in the interests of the United States.
  • I don't know about this idea.
  • 1945
  • What a great idea!
  • The HUAC will allow us to make sure the people are supporting our country.
  • Let's do it!
  • Maybe not.
  • It passed in Congress.
  • The seventy-ninth Congress didn't provide many regulations for the committee. This caused them to run wild with their investigations.
  • Congress gave us a wide range of authority.
  • We've got a lot of investigating to do. 
  • Don't forget the Communists.
  • Let's rid our country of the Fascists.
  • Communism is really becoming the bigger problem.
  • "House Un-American Activities Committee." American Decades, edited by Judith S. Baughman, et al., vol. 5: 1940-1949, Gale, 2001. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Accessed 18 Mar. 2019 "House Un-American Activities Committee." Civil Rights in the United States, edited by Waldo E. Martin, Jr. and Patricia Sullivan, Macmillan Reference USA, 2000. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Accessed 13 Mar. 2019.
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