The Communist Control Act 1954

The Communist Control Act 1954
The Communist Control Act 1954`

The Communist Control Act 1954

Congress passed the Communist Control Act of 1954 (CCA) as a correction to the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950 “to ban the Communist Party, to restrict individuals from Communist associations from serving in specific delegate limits, and for different purposes.”

Socialist Control Act restricted Communist Party of the United States
Though the Internal Security Act commanded that socialist associations register with the head legal officer of the United States, the CCA prohibited by and large the Communist Party of the United States to keep socialists from holding office in labor associations.

The CCA was the brainchild of U.S. Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., who supposedly had worn out on being named “delicate toward socialism” (Ybarra 2004: 743).

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