Comparing The Crucible And Mccarthyism

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In the witch trials and McCarthyism both had innocent people that were wrongly accused, had their reputations ruined, put in jail, or worse. The accused had a very little choices after being accused. In both theses cases, many people were also wrongly accused of being a witch or being a communist. Stated in ‘The Crucible’ Abigail and Betty were accused many of being “with the devil”. Once one person accused another it started, “whole country’s talkin’ of witch craft!” Mccarthy was one that accused others of being communist to help stop the fear of communist, to stop uprising against then government, and to stop espionage. The choices were to: one to confess, and live and not be jailed, two to name others, or three be silent and be put in jail

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