The Salem Witchcraft Trials

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Have you ever once wondered what it would feel like to see one witch, let alone a whole bunch of them? What it would feel like to witness one of the the most dramatic and devastating events of history? Well it ever so happened to be that in the year of 1692 that is exactly what happened. Sadly, twenty people lost their lives because other people were convinced that they were practicing witchcraft. In 1692 the Salem witchcraft trials began when a few deceitful girls accused faultless people for practicing the craft of the devil, leading them to be put in prison or executed and only to protect their dear religion, Puritan. In the month of February of 1692, a few girls in Salem became sick. They had fevers, seizures, convulsions, they even …show more content…
According to the book, “The Salem Witch Trials”, “Whenever the accused women were in the room, the girls would immediately have seizures.” and in any picture you saw it was so dramatic, you would have thought that the trials would be much more formal and not so much of a riot. During the trials most women avoided every accusation. "Sarah Good, what evil spirit have you familiarity with?” None. "Have you made no contracts with the Devil?” No."Why do you hurt these children?” I do not hurt them. I scorn it."Who do you employ then to do it?” I employ nobody.” What creature do you employ then?” No creature: but I am falsely accused.” it said in the online catalog, “The Examination of Sarah Good before the Worshipful Esqrs.” Although most denied everything a few people admitted to being a witch and no matter what the accused one said the crowd would always point fingers claiming them to be …show more content…
Eventually in the end everyone had realized what was really happening so everybody agreed that they would change the law to were not as many innocent people died because of the trials, but after the new law was made the trials did not go on to much longer. When the governor sir William Phips ended the the trials they had already left a mark and altered history

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