Salem Witch Trials And Mccarthyism

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In 1692 the beginning of the Salem witch trials began. A few decades later a similar occurrence happened in 1950 with the spread of McCarthyism. What started both the Salem witch trials and McCarthyism was the spread of fear and mass hysteria. Puritans during 1692 believed that the new world should be a holy place with freedom to practice your own personal religion. When witchcraft came around the puritans noticed strange behavior between the young teenage girls for example being choked by an invisible force or falling out on the floor as if possessed. The puritans as a way to help solve this problem started to point fingers and that 's what began the Salem witch trials. McCarthyism starts out a very similar way. After World War Two Americans
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