This is a power point which provides background information for The Crucible, by Arthur Miller. Early Puritan society, theocracy, and the current social setting (McCarthyism) during which the play was composed is discussed. This was developed for a lower level course, but feel free to edit for a higher level group. You may want to download my guided notes which coordinate with the presentation. It should take approximately one 50 minute class period to complete or longer depending on class discussions.