Daycare Abuse And The Salem Witch Trials

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The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials took place between February of 1692 and May of 1693, by the end of the trials hundreds were accused of witchcraft, nineteen were executed and several more died while imprisoned awaiting either trial or execution. Some of the ‘symptoms’ associated with witchcraft could have included fever, contortions due to excessive pain, stress, asthma, guilt, boredom, child abuse, epilepsy, and delusional psychosis. One scientist did research and found that the strange behavior could be associated with poison that was unknowingly ingested. In the year 1962, a serious fear of devil worshiping and witchcraft swept through a small town in Massachusetts like a plague, women ‘s rise and fall from power throughout
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The people misunderstood everything happening around them and therefore began killing. The way the people’s minds were was so close-minded, they were frantically searching for answers so they believed everything they heard. Similar to the Daycare Abuse trials of the 1980’s, which were stories of children being abused and/or sexually molested while at daycare. The children told stories of being hit, or inappropriately touched but surprisingly there were no signs or marks left on their bodies, even after thorough doctors examinations. Although the stories did not have evidence they still arrested several people and imprisoned them on serious charges, despite evidence. Both this as well as the Salem hysteria was funded by false accusations and both urged others to “believe the children” which generally meant to believe the children when they are making remotely plausible accusations, but ignore the inconsistencies in the end. People always freak out about things that could be so harmless, in the Witch trials people freaked out about strange behavior, which could have just been ignored all the same. Similar to this is a mosque being built in downtown Manhattan after the attacks of 911, people built up this massive fear of the entire Muslim society. People automatically characterized all Muslims as part of the radical terrorist as one. This church was built because America is the land of the free and they were free to practice any religion they desire. These people in both stories were treated poorly because they were strange or

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