The Crucible

Why did the Salem settlement need a theocracy? Why had the settlers begun to turn toward individualism?

what was there reason to to need a theocracy?

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The Puritans left England so they could create a theocracy unfettered by politics or royal lineage. They wanted their lives to be controlled by strict religious codes. In actuality Puritan settlers were no different than other settlers. Each had individual grievances and agendas that they followed.