The Poem In The Poetry Of The Salem Witch Trials

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The Salem Witch Trials began late 1691, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts said they were possessed by the devil and accused three local women of witchcraft. During this time, those that were religious believed that the devil could give certain people the power to harm others. The accusation created panic between people and quickly created a massive witch hunt. A special court was created in Salem to hear the cases of those accused of being a witch. At some point, accusation of witchcraft spread to people of any age including kids.The punishment for practicing witchcraft was hanging. As accusations and executions increased, the governor realized that there was something wrong with the colony’s system of justice. Many …show more content…
In 1761, Wheatley was kidnapped from West Africa and enslaved. She was purchased by John Wheatley as a servant for his wife. Although Phillis was brought as a slave, the Wheatleys took a great interest in Phillis’s education. Phillis learned to read and write English, and she became familiar with Latin, Greek, the Bible, and other classics at an early age. Wheatley had a hard time publishing her poems because of the bad economy. Phillis published her first poem in a new england newspaper in 1765. At the end, after both Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley died Phillis was freed. ("Phillis Wheatley.")

Massachusetts School Act- In 1642, the Massachusetts Bay Colony passed the first law in the New World that required children to be taught to read and write. The founders of the colony, the Puritans, wanted their kids to be able to read the bible. They believed that school would provide children some values of good citizenship. Due to this act, in 1647 Massachusetts passed the law that all towns had to establish and maintain public
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It was a plan to create a unified government under the thirteen colonies. It was proposed to make the colonies stronger than the French and Indians. Also, it intended to make communication and cooperation between the colonies easier. This plan also proposed that representatives would be able to levy taxes to support the colonial government. The Albany Plan was the first important proposal to unify the colonies under one government. The Albany plan was rejected by individual colonial assemblies and by the British Government. ("Albany Plan of

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