Red Scare & Salem Witch Trials

Compare & Contrast

Red Scare

The Red Scare was the hunt for Communists. The communists were known as the "Reds". The Red Scare was more of a political scare rather than spiritual. There was more than one investigation for the Red Scare.
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Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials was the hunt for witches. People thought that there were witches among the community and they were trying to find them. People thought that the witches took over the women's body. People were trying to do what they thought God wanted. It was more of a spiritual thing.
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Salem Witch Trails & Red Scare

Both The Salem Witch Trails & The Red Scare struck fear into everyone's lives. Both were based on the perception that the community was being attacked by a secret enemy. Both took many lives and jobs and was a set back for the community.