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    The Crucible Research Paper By: Ashley Cocayne Topics: McCarthyism & Family Teacher: Mrs. Firzlaff Period: 2 McCarthyism is an anti-communist movement. It was enforced by looking at the citizens political parties and views to see who would likely be a communist or have communistic ties. It was similar to the Salem Witch Trials in that to not be named a witch you had to give names of others, in McCarthyism you were forced to give names. If you did not give them names you were either believed to be a communist or a communist synthesizer. Some even said that giving names was an issue of personal morality. McCarthy went through this movement using congressional investigating committees such as the FBI or HUAC. These committees made a narrowly focused…

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    Witch Trials”, then could we say that The Crucible to be considered to be called “The Light of McCarthyism”? Could being accused of being a witch can be considered to be the same as being accused of being a communist? Both events had a person of power (or a person who gained power over accusations) who accused people of being either a witch or a communist (Abigail Williams in The Crucible, and Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Second Red Scare) (Bonnet,…

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    1952, the events that occurred in the play shadows the events that occurred during the Red Scare. Arthur Miller’s tragedy, The Crucible, is an allegory for the Red Scare of the 1950s called McCarthyism. In February 1692 to May 1693, the…

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    McCarthyism is a term used to describe the actions of US Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House of Un-American Committee during the span of the Second Red Scare. Lasting from 1947 to 1956, this movement was characterized by political oppression as well as a campaign led by Senator McCarthy spreading fear that America was under serious influence from the Communist party. He convinced a majority of the nation that many of those in impactful positions such as governmental figures or even the local…

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    Crucible And Mccarthyism

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    McCarthyism was made by Joseph McCarthy, he was both an American politician and U.S. Senator. Joseph grew the concerns of Communism by saying things as “ In the hyper-suspicious atmosphere of the cold war, insinuations of disloyalty were enough to convince many americans that their government was packed with traitors and spies “. McCarthyism or Red Scare was the way that Joseph felt, he felt as if communists had taken over the U.S. State Department. Therefore he became chair of the Senate’s…

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    SP A main theme portrayed all throughout The Crucible: Belief vs Truth. The Puritans would rather do what their religion says than to open their eyes and accept the truth, and it’s because of that-that so many are killed. This is similar to McCarthyism in the 1950s. Senator McCarthy was out to expose all members of the communist party. However, apparently the real communists weren’t enough once he started blacklisting famous people that he only thought were communists. That’s where the…

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    McCarthyism and The Crucible: How it Changed America Joseph McCarthy was the senator of Wisconsin from 1947-1957. During this time, America and the Soviet Union were involved in the Cold War. All throughout America, the Red Scare was in full swing, and the fear of communism was strong. McCarthy knew this, and used it to his advantage while re-running for his senate position. As part of his anti-communist campaign, McCarthy claimed that the Soviets had high-profile spies in the government. He…

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    Joseph Mccarthyism Quotes

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    This quote is showing that he is going to accuse many people of communism because they believe there enemies are not outside of their city but it shows that the people that helped build the city are communist trying to destroy this town from the inside out. This quote has to do with how easily a rumor can be spread, rumors can come either out of imagination or hate towards one person. Many people come up with rumors to not only hurt somebody’s self esteem but it hurts the person image in the…

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    McCarthyism established fear among Americans about the rise of communism within America. However, McCarthyism exploited an already feared thought of many Americans, making the situation even more tense than it was beforehand. Amidst fear of the rise of Communism in America, the article states, “In fact, the government’s efforts to stem the spread of Communism at home began well before McCarthy’s rise.”Consequently, McCarthyism invoked immense fear into next to everybody, turning neighbor…

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    McCarthyism “Are you now, or have been, a member of the Communist party?” Many people stood before the court and had been asked this question. Why? In the 1950s a Senator from Wisconsin named Joseph McCarthy had feared the idea of communist infiltrating the United States during the Red Scare, a period in which many feared the growing of the communist party. In order to keep the communist out of the United States, Senator McCarthy had started a process to find them. This process became known as…

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