• Crucible Comparison Mccarthy Salem Accused
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    Most people know that Author Miller wrote The Crucible as a reaction to more recent events in our countries history. The McCarthy hearings, as they came to be known, which dominated our country from 1950 to 1954, where hearings in which many people suspected of being related to communism, where interviewed and forced to give up names of others, or they where imprisoned, and their names were black listed. There are several similarities between the McCarthy Era, and the time of the Salem which tri...
  • Red Scare Government War Palmer
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    The war was over. The last cry of help had been heard and peace was supposedly coming to the United States. But everyone was wrong. An ideological war which prompted mass paranoia known as the Red Scare had spread through the US. It began in 1919 and ended in 1921. Red Scare was the label given to the actions of legislation, the race riots, and the hatred and persecution of 'subversives' and conscientious objectors during that period of time. At the heart of the Red Scare was the conscription l...
  • African American Culture People War
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    The Roaring 20's the post war changes were economic first, because the factories had to change again there was not a demand for war goods and returning vets faced unemployment. Now those who had jobs like women and African Americans lost their jobs. In Russia, the Russian revolution had started and the red scare began also. The change after war was a very social thing. The start of communism had come about. This idea of communism gave hope to the weary Russians. The red scare was the fear of co...
  • Red Scare Palmer War First
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    The Red Scare took place twice in American History. First in the period of 1919 to 1921 which was triggered by a Communist take over of Russia. The Red scare never really stopped since it's first appearance, but occurred again in the 1950's. It was a label given to the actions of legislation, race riots, and the hatred and persecution of revolutionary objectors during that period of time. After the war formally ended on November 18, 1918, there was an ideological war still going on in the US. It...
  • Pressed And Pressured People Names Crucible
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    The Crucible by Arthur Miller was set in one of the most chaotic times in American history but not the last. In the 1950's a similar haze of disarray fell on the people of America, in a period referred to as The Great American Red Scare. Like in The Crucible many were pressed and pressured to give names of the involved, whether it be witchcraft or "communist dealings." Even highly respected of both societies were tried for a mere mentioning of there name. Then those who wouldn't admit to the cri...
  • Grapes Of Wrath Americans Blacks Okies
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    During the Dust Bowl, hundreds of thousands of southerners faced many hardships, which is the basis of the novel called The Grapes of Wrath. John Stein back wrote this fiction novel to portray the harsh conditions during the Dust Bowl. However, is the portrayal of the Dust Bowl in The Grapes of Wrath valid? When one considers the merit of this novel, one thinks, how can Americans treat other Americans so horribly. After reviewing American History, the mistreatment of the 'Okies' in The Grapes of...
  • The Red Scare Government Palmer Socialists
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    After World War 1 paranoia and cruelty swept across the United States during a period known as the Red Scare. The year 1919 had a large number of social conflicts including strikes, prohibition, women suffrage, and the Chicago race riot (2, 27). Anarchists set off bombs, targeting political officials. Objectors and those who spoke against the government were subject to attack. During this period of chaos, the United States government tried to minimize radicalism as best to their ability (2, 29)....