Internal Security Act of 1950
- A law that was enacted in the United States during the Cold War era, obligating communist organizations to register and establishing the Subversive Activities Control Board for the purpose of examining people suspected of activities deemed un-American. This law was instrumental in tightening laws related to the exclusion and deportation of foreign nationals and permitted the detention of individuals considered dangerous, disloyal, or undermining the security of the state during periods of war or internal security crises. It's important to note that many of its clauses were later ruled unconstitutional
- The Internal Security Act of 1950 led to many communist organizations being closely monitored by the government.
- During the Cold War, the Internal Security Act of 1950 was enacted to put a check on un-American activities.
- Many aspects of the Internal Security Act of 1950 were later deemed unconstitutional, removing them from the law.