Because Cheever arrested Martha Corey for reading books, it is clear that her right of reading books is in threat and that she has faced injustice. In the 1950s, many Hollywood writers and directors became victims of the McCarthy “witch” hunts for their communist views, and they supported each other while they fought against injustice. Giles and Martha Corey spoke out in the right circumstance because their rights were under
McCarthyism shed light to my eyes that there was more to Salem. Many people had ulterior motives their motives profited themselves. During McCarthyism many people had a reason not to sacrifice their career, so they accused others of communists. They did this to protect themselves. “ The FBI had long since infiltrated the Party,
In Congress, Nixon was able to secure a Senate seat by implying that the opposing candidate was a Communist sympathizer because she voted against the HUAC. Nixon accused Alger Hiss, a convicted former spy for the Soviets, and pressed the HUAC to go further into the investigations until Alger Hiss was proven guilty. This investigation gave Nixon a national reputation and he was labeled as a young star. The views of Nixon made him acceptable to east and west in the early 1950s. However, Nixon was a man that would go to extreme lengths and tricks if it achieved political success.
In 1956, the FBI created their counterintelligence program (COINTELPRO) to deal with the threat of communism in the United States. Placed within the framework of a fight against subversive activities by agents and organizations, the FBI used the program against anyone they deemed a threat to the American way. The mandate of the program was to destroy the communist infiltration, not by external harassment, but by exacerbating the internal fight currently raging within the party. (Something Happening Here, pg. 27) In the following years, COINTELPRO were used against various other groups and organizations, including what the FBI referred to as “Black Liberation / Black Hate” groups.
Also, one of the prominent men accused and executed in the Crucible, John Proctor, was also a real person, based on Arthur Miller himself. During the Red Scare, Miller was blacklisted and questioned in court about being a Communist. In opposition, he posed the argument that the trials threatened freedom of expression. In the Crucible, Proctor argued the legitimacy and the corruption of the trials in court, and he was also accused of witchcraft. Lastly, the court cases for the accused in the Red Scare and the Salem Witch Trials were very alike.
These event caused large amounts of discrimination that was depicted in the media because, many feared the unknown dangers they believed they would cause. Moreover, such ideas were usually from someone whom the general public trusted, a person of high power. For instance, the person could be of government authority that could easily manipulate the minds of others. Consequently, this posed a problem to humanity as manipulation could cause people to be conditioned into believing to metaphorically stay within a box, and that anything outside of the box was seen as a threat or something unfamiliar. This idea became prominent during World War II and again after 9/11 due to terrorism, discrimination, propaganda and violence.
My opinion on the possibility of information corruption leans towards the agreement side. During the Great Depression, hearings were conducted by congress to investigate suspected communists. This is where McCarthyism came in play and completely ravaged the lives of individuals or organizations that were rumored to be communists. Most of the rumors were biases and rarely had hard evidence against them. According to the author of The Crucible, Arthur Miller, this is another repeat in American history where mass hysteria occurred and threaten people’s freedom and reputation.
Indonesia lost a total of thirty-five billion dollars due to his corrupt practices, though his presidency wasn’t what caused his corruption. His unstable childhood was the cause of his corruption, his presidency just exposed him for the crook he already was. (nytimes) This is just one example out of the many corrupt leaders. Desire can affect how one uses power. (Hutson “why power brings”) If the ruler desires control or strength they might force the people below them to bow down to their ever will.
There are multiple reasons why people would choose the latter. Such as, if Charlie knew that Joe was making fun of him, instead of making jokes he would have never came to the bar and gotten hurt. As stated in the quote, “but i had a headache and a big lump on my head and a black and blue all over. I think I maybe fell but Joe Carp says it was they cop they beat up people drunk sometimes”. Clearly in this quote you could recognize that Charlie wasn't beat up by the police, but beat up by Joe Carp.
The Nixon presidency is one of the most unusual public offices held in the United Sates because despite his popularity with the Republicans he still resigned his post and left the public eye. Nixon's speech was emotionally charged and really showcased Nixon's public speaking talents. Nixon addressed the people in a speech on September, twenty third nineteen fifty-two when he was a senator in the state of California. Nixon had been accused of stealing money that had been gifted to him for his campaign. The speech lasted a half an hour and in this half an hour he defended himself and defended the fact that he was innocent of what he was being accused of by his opponents.