Early American Literature and it's abouts

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Early American Literature and it's abouts

Arthur Miller

Born in Harlem, New York City, NYHe not only wrote The Crucibles but the Death of a Salesman.When Arthur wrote about the Salem Witch Hunts he was trying to make a parrallel to the false accussations of that time period with that of Joesph McCarthy who was accussing people recklessly and unfairly.


- Started in the house hold of the Church's leader's house (Samuel Parris)-Accussed witches included: Mary Warren, Bridget Bishop, Tituba, Ann Putnam, Abigail Williams -If a neighbor spoke ill of you and accussed you, you were immeadietly put in a hearing you must go through several different procedures that made no sense to prove you weren't a witch.

Early American Literature and abouts

Salem Witch Trials


- Extreme protestants - They wanted to eliminate every last shred of Catholic religion- They believed in predestination - The only righteousness was achieved through the bible -Had a theocracy They crossed the Atlantic because they want religious freedom in the New Land. They wanted even more reformation in the Church of England. The word Puritans translates to "against pleasure or enjoyment". They were very strict when it came to God. They wanted to go to Heaven so upsetting god was the last thing they wanted to do.

Joseph McCarthy was a man who American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin. The term McCarthyism dervied from Joe's actions of accussing innocent in a reckless and unfair way. Anti Communism is the opposition of having land owned as a community and earning money based on your ability and skills.



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