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Tragic Times In Salem
Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials was a horrific event that occurred in colonial Massachusetts between the years 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft and 20 ended up being executed. Some researchers believe that there may have been other current events that were affecting the trials during the same time period. Throughout this research paper I will explain the Salem Witch Trials and show the research I have done in terms of the events that may have a connection to the event, along with other factors that may have influenced the Salem Witch Trials. In the late 16 hundreds in colonial North America, the supernatural was highly considered to be a part of
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Basically if you acted in any way that was not considered “normal” then you could be accused of witch craft. The executions at Salem were not the first of their kind in the American colonies, but these were the first cases that really caught the citizens eyes, because of all of the executions and harsh punishments. Witchcraft was first thought to be seen in Reverend Samuel Parris’s daughter Betty Parris. She screamed, threw herself and other objects around the room, uttered strange sounds and noises, crawled under furniture, and contorted themselves into peculiar positions all over the house. She complained of being pinched and pricked with pins all over her body. The doctor, which history believes to be William Griggs, could find no physical evidence of any ailment. Prior to 1692, there had been some rumors of witchcraft being used in other villages neighboring Salem Village and other towns nearby. After other young women in the village began to exhibit the same, or similar behaviors people started to look to witchcraft for the answer to such strange actions. The first three people that were accused and arrested for affiliation with the devil through witch craft were Betty Parris, Abigail Williams, and Ann Putnam. After these three main girls got accused, outbreaks of with craft started to infect the town, and there were people everywhere getting accused for witchcraft, or affiliation with the devil. The

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