Historical Challenge

By: Cameron Shonk

McCarthyism and the Salem Witch Trials

The Red Scare happened after WWII. It was a period of time where everyone was fearful about communism spreading to the United States and infiltrating the government. This type of scare happened before with the Salem Witch Trials earlier in 1692, where people would find guilty anyone acused of being a "witch" with no impending evidence. Instead the Red Scare would find people guilty of treason and supporting Comminusm without having the evidence that proves these people guilty.