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While newsmen take notes, Chairman Dies of House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities reads and proofs his letter replying to Pres. Roosevelt's attack on the Committee, Oct. 26, 1938

The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was originally created in 1938 to uncover citizens with Nazi ties within the United States. However, it has become better known for its role in investigating alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having ties to Communism. In 1969, the House changed the committee's name to "House Committee on Internal Security". When the House abolished the committee in 1975,<ref name="'70s 265">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> its functions were transferred to the House Judiciary Committee.

The committee's anti-Communist investigations are often compared with those of Senator Joseph McCarthy.<ref>For example, see {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> McCarthy, as a U.S. Senator, had no direct involvement with this House committee.<ref>Patrick Doherty, Thomas. Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture. 2003, page 15-6.</ref> McCarthy was the Chairman of the Government Operations Committee and its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the U.S. Senate, not the House.


House Un-American Activities Committee sections
Intro  Precursors to the permanent committee  Standing committee (1945\u20131975)  Chairmen  Notable members  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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While newsmen take notes, Chairman Dies of House Committee Investigating Un-American Activities reads and proofs his letter replying to Pres. Roosevelt's attack on the Committee, Oct. 26, 1938

The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was originally created in 1938 to uncover citizens with Nazi ties within the United States. However, it has become better known for its role in investigating alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having ties to Communism. In 1969, the House changed the committee's name to "House Committee on Internal Security". When the House abolished the committee in 1975,<ref name="'70s 265">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> its functions were transferred to the House Judiciary Committee.

The committee's anti-Communist investigations are often compared with those of Senator Joseph McCarthy.<ref>For example, see {{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> McCarthy, as a U.S. Senator, had no direct involvement with this House committee.<ref>Patrick Doherty, Thomas. Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture. 2003, page 15-6.</ref> McCarthy was the Chairman of the Government Operations Committee and its Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the U.S. Senate, not the House.


House Un-American Activities Committee sections
Intro  Precursors to the permanent committee  Standing committee (1945\u20131975)  Chairmen  Notable members  See also  References  Further reading  External links  

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