The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Suspicion and Fear (p. 430)
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How have fear and suspicion served to hurt and destroy people throughout history? Find out by looking through books about American and world history. Write a short summary of a tragic situation that was caused by irrational fear and prejudice, such as the Salem witch trials or the "Red scare." Then explain how you think people could avoid repeating the same mistakes if that event were to occur again.