Compare And Contrast Salem Witch Trials And Mccarthyism

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During the 1692 Salem Witch Trials and 1950 McCarthyism Era, various societies under a great amount of tension and injustice introduced the idea of formal hearings in which the citizens of these societies accused others of violating social standards. These “social standards” included the experimentation of witchcraft, and the defiance to the beliefs of the United States of America’s government. The Salem Trials and Red Scare created a display of terror which permitted the government to have increased powers over the rest of the American population. Throughout the course of history both men and women, such as Abigail Williams and Senator Joseph McCarthy, have led a revolt that used society's fear for their own individual advancement. During …show more content…

The Salem Witch Trials began during the year of 1692, in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts. The event that sparked the trials occurred when a group of girls claimed to be enthralled by the devil and accused numerous other women of experimenting with witchcraft. As an upsurge of frenzy trickled throughout the town of Salem, a special group assembled in Salem to put their input in the cases. Based on statistics from an article it states, ”the first convicted witch was hanged. Eighteen others followed, while some 150 more men, women and children were accused over the next several months By September 1692, the hysteria had begun to abate and public opinion turned against the trials.” The great Salem Witch Trials were not founded as much on the Puritans belief of good against evil Satan but on human gluttony, the gluttony of those who established these movements especially. Though the Salem Court later refuted guilty parties, acrimony loitered in the community, and the excruciating endowment of the Salem witch trials would withstand for multiple decades. However, through the trials and tribulations of the events in the small town of Salem, a basis for an orderly justice was

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