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The Crucible Research Project

The Crucible Research Assignment 


Group 1 Topics

Playwright Arthur Miller Testifying to House Subcommittee, June 21, 1956

Arthur Miller

Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy charged that communists had infiltrated the U.S. State Department. He became chair of the Senate’s subcommittee on investigations.

Joseph McCarthy

“It’s okay – We’re hunting Communists, ” October 31, 1947. Ink, graphite, and opaque white over graphite underdrawing on layered paper from The Library of Congress.

Communism in the 1950’s

1950′s Bomb Shelter

Cold War

Group 2 Topics

The witch no. 1 is a lithograph representation, created by Joseph E. Baker, ca. 1837-1914, of the story of the witchcraft accusations, trials and executions.



Sarah Good — Accused Witch

The Salem Witch Trials (1692)

Group 3 Topics



Group 4 Topics

Characters from The Crucible (historical background)


Elizabeth Proctor

John Proctor


Rev. Samuel Parris

Abigail Williams

Giles Corey

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