The Crucible and McCarthyism
False accusations ( Similarities )
- Untrue accusations.
- Those that were accused were assumed guilty put on trial.
- False accusations caused fear to those who didn't stand up .
- Untrue accusations
- Those that were assumed guilty who failed to tell was put on trial.
- False accusations caused people not to stand up to McCarthyism.
- Begin in 1692
- Innocent people were accused.
- Reverend Parris was chosen to be pastor.
- Abigail and a group of girls were caught dancing around fire.
- A girl named Betty had went unconscious.
- A doctor came, but he didn't really know what was wrong with her.
- Abigail refused to tell what happen in the woods that night.
- She threaten the others not to say anything.
- The people in Salem thought they were witches and practicing witchcraft.
- Mrs. Putnam was aware that witchcraft was supposedly been in Salem and she thought that was the reason her 7 babies die.
- Parris wouldn't declare that witchcraft was in Salem.
- Betty asked Abigail why was she drinking blood she responded that was her way to kill Mr. Proctor wife.
- John and Abigail was ex-lovers.
- Tituba didn't want to go through with what Abigail plan, so she began to tell Parris the names.
- So she wouldn't get hung or beaten to death.
- Spent almost five years trying to expose communist.
- Began in the late 1940s and the early 1950s
- Insinuations of disloyalty were enough to convince Americans that the government was packed.
- After WW II ended the events seemed to aboard many Americans to prove that The Red Menace was real.
- McCarthyism accusations were so intimidating that few people dared to speak out against it.
- Communist infiltrated the U.S. Government.
- Was referred to as "red's" because of their allegiance to the red soviet flag.
- Led to a range of action that had a profound and enduring effect on U.S. Government and society.