McCarthyism vs. Salem Witch trials

How are they simalar? Different?


-They both made many accusations based of suspicion, not fact.
-Both Abigail and McCarthy were popular at first, but after events ended, they both became nothing.
-Those who were believed to be witches were feared, while those who were believed to be communists were also feared.
-In both cases, one person caused major destruction.


-Not many people died during the Red Scare
-There was more prosecution towards government leaders in the Red Scare
-Much more widespread in the Red Scare
-Many more people were accused during the Red Scare