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Alger Hiss

Hiss on trial, 1950
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Question 1314143

In the period following World War II, spies real and imagined plagued the U.S. government. One accused individual was Alger Hiss. All but which of the following are true of Hiss?

(A) he was part of the American delegation to the Yalta Conference in February 1945
(B) the investigation of his activities helped spur the political career of Congressman and then Senator Richard M. Nixon
(C) he was accused by Whittaker Chambers of being part of a communist spy ring
(D) he was found guilty of spying for the Soviet Union and was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison
(E) evidence used against him included film found hidden in a pumpkin

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