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The 1950s Video & Audio

McCarthy's Demise

This exchange between Senator Joseph McCarthy and lawyer Joseph Welsh, in which McCarthy smeared one of Welsh's assistants, marked a turning point in the Senator's vicious career. It happened June 9, 1954 during the Army-McCarthy Hearings in Washington.

Eisenhower's farewell address.

In this television speech, the departing president warned of the influence of the "military-industrial" complex.

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