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The Crucible Research Topics

The Puritans were extreme Protestants within the Church of England. They wanted to be rid of Catholic influence. So the Puritans traveled across the Atlantic to the new world colonies. They established Puritan communites such as Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay in order to practice their values in religion without ouside influences. The Puritans valued simple worship services and high moral conduct at all times.


June 10 - Bridget Bishop July 19 - Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Good, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe, Sarah WildesAugust 19 - George Burrough, Martha Carrier, John Willard, George Jacob, Sr., John ProctorSeptember 26 - Martha Correy, Mary Eastey, Ann Pudeator, Alice Parker, Mary Parker, Wilmott Redd, Margaret Scott, Samuel Wardwell

Joseph McCarthy was a U.S Senator of Wisconson who made claims that there were Soviet spies in the U.S. The term McCarthyism comes from Jospeh McCarthy using unfair investigation tactics to make unfounded accusations of communism during the 1950's.

Arthur Miller 1915 - 2005

Arthur Miller, author of the play The Crucible was born on October 17, 1915. Some of his other writings are Situation Normal (1944), In Russia (1969), and Death of a Salesmen (1949).In the play The Crucible Arthur uses the Salem Witch Trials as a metaphor about McCarthyism, or unfair accusations.


The Salem witch trials: The persecution and trials of men and women accused of witchcraft in the Purtian Colony of Massachusetts. This historic event took place from February 1692 and ended in May 1693. Twenty people ended up losing thier lives, by hanging, pressing or died in jail. Most of the accused were women.1. The afflicted person makes a complaint to the Magistrate about a suspected witch. 2. The Magistrate issues a warrant for the arrest of the accused person.3. The accused person is taken into custody and examined by two or more Magistrates. If, after listening to testimony, the Magistrate believes that the accused person is probably guilty, the accused is sent to jail for possible reexamination and to await trial.4. The case is presented to the Grand Jury. Depositions relating to the guilt or innocence of the accused are entered into evidence.5. If the accused is indicted by the Grand Jury, he or she is tried before the Court of Oyer and Terminer. A jury, instructed by the Court, decides the defendant's guilt.6. The convicted defendant receives his or her sentence from the Court. 7. The Sheriff and his deputies carry out the sentence of death on the specified date.






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