Miller showed the United States the dangers that came with carelessly accusing others and used the story of the Salem Witch Trials to prove it.
Although not completely alike, the similarities between the Salem Witch Trials and The Red Scare was undeniable.
In conclusion, “The Crucible” and the Red Scare have a few differences that make these events in history unalike.
In many ways, “The Crucible” was written to be a cautionary tale.
Miller wrote this play solely to show and compare the Witch Trials and the Red Scare.
His main purpose was to remind the country of the disaster and after effects that the Witch Trials had and how the Red Scare was heading in the same direction. You can use this password for unlimited period and you can share it with your friends! Once you place your order you will receive an email with the password.Politicians hastily enacted plans to contain communism in America.In 1947, President Truman issued Executive Order 9835, which authorized the attorney general to list Fascist, Communist, or subversive organizations, and made membership or even sympathetic association with such groups grounds for dismissal.The search for subversives started in 1938 when Texas Congressman Martin Dies established a special committee to uncover pro-Fascists in America.In 1945, the Dies committee evolved into the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) that investigated "un-American propaganda." Hollywood quickly became one of HUAC's primary targets.Many liberal East coast institutions, including Harvard and Columbia, became prime targets for investigators.Loyalty boards asked government employees about religion, racial equality, and even their preference for foreign films.Democratic politicians, meanwhile, tried to link Republicans with Hitler and his regime.The argument prompted national and state officials to initiate loyalty checks to identify and remove from office suspect government workers.