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Salem Witch Trials and the Red Scare
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How was the practice of witchcraft viewed in 17th century New England?
Witchcraft was viewed as a poor practice during the 17th century in New England
Who was executed during the Salem Witch Trials?
Bridget Bishop, Sarah Good, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe, Sarah Wildes
In relation to the witch trials, who were the two girls that initially began acting strangely and what supposedly caused the girls' behavior?
Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams, their actions were as a result of witchcraft.
When and in what type of social environment did the accusations of witchcraft occur?
The accusations of witchcraft occurred during 1692 in highly religious environments
What was the most infamous trial during the Salem Witch Trials and who was on trial? What were the events surrounding her being charged with witchcraft?
The most infamous trial was the trial of Bridget Bishop, before her trial young girls claimed to be possessed by the devil. After her trial, many other people were put on trial and hanged.
What role did Tituba play in the Salem Witch Trials?
She confessed to committing witchcraft and was arrested.
In relation to the Salem Witch Trials, what was the difference between being "afflicted" with witchcraft and being "accused" of witchcraft?
he afflicted were possessed and the accused named who was possessing them
What happened in Salem after the trials were over?
After the trials were over, everyone was released from prison
What position in the U.S. government did Joseph McCarthy hold?
Joseph McCarthy was a senator.
During the Red Scare in the United States during 1952, what was Joseph McCarthy's infamous list?
Joseph McCarthy's infamous list was a list of communist that were thought to attack the US government.
What was the House Un-American Activities Committee? What was the only way witnesses could "cleanse" their name?
The HUAC was an organization that kept an eye on thought-to-be communist. They could cleanse their name by surrendering other names.
How are events during the Salem Witch Trial comparable to what happened with McCarthyism in the 1950s? (Provide at least 3 comparisons)
They both punished people of different beliefs or doings.
One hunted Communist and the other seeked witchcraft.
People suffered consequences in both.
What was the U.S. Congress's final response to Joseph McCarthy's actions and how long after their response did he die?
The congress wanted to censor him. He died 7 years later.
Who was Arthur Miller, what was the name of the play he wrote that was an allegory about McCarthyism, what does its title mean, and when was it written?
Arthur Miller was a famous playwright. His play was The Crucible, it means a severe test. It was written in 1953.
What was the Hollywood Blacklist and who were three of the famous people that were blacklisted?
A list of people who were accused of being communist. Three people Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, and Lester Cole.
When someone refers to a "witch trial" today. What does that mean?
It is referring to the Salem Witch Trials.
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