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Meaning of House Un-American Activities Committee

House' Un-Amer'ican Activ'ities Commit"tee

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  1. an investigative committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Originally created in 1938 to inquire into subversive activities in the U.S., it was reestablished in 1945 as the Committee on Un-American Activities, renamed in 1969 as the Committee on Internal Security, and abolished in 1975. Abbr.: HUAC
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