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  • Witch Trials In The Salem Witch Trials

    The Puritans followed the Bible as closely as possible. The magistrates referred to one scripture in the Bible time and time again as to see how to deal with the accused witches, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” (Exodus 22:18). Since the Puritans followed the Bible so strictly, they believed all accused witches that had been proven guilty were to be hanged or burned at the stake. The Puritans also believed North America to be the Devils country. They began to fear anything new and anything that went against or made them question their beliefs. In 1620 a new era was on the rise, an era that would become more science based and had less church involvement. This made Puritans cling on to their beliefs and ways of the church. They continued…

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  • The Salem Trials And The Salem Witch Trials

    after being accused of using witchcraft in 1692. In Massachusetts Salem Trials first began in January of 1692 when a group of young girls, who later came to known as the “afflicted girls” felt sick after playing a fortune-telling game and began behaving strangely(Brooks). More than 200 people were accused of using witch craft. Like many other people the write, found this information interesting that she chose to learn more about it. Doing so she used the website…

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  • The Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials What is the cause of and the effects behind their actions during the Salem Witch Trials? Thesis The infamous “Salem Witch Trials” occurred during the turn of 17th century in Salem, Massachusetts in which many of the citizens were “17th Century Colonial American Puritans who were devoted to God and community” (King, Mixon 680). In this current state, the remaining citizens, non- Puritans were the ones condemned as a witch due to their rebellious attitude towards this Puritan…

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  • Salem Witch Trials

    According to Blumberg, the Salem of witch trials it was a really bad part of the United State. There were people who didn’t understanding why they were getting accused. This happed during the 1692 and 1693 in Massachusetts this really happed during this time. The main parts that started atnd fueled the trials were politics, religion, family, feuds, economics, and the imaginations and fears of people (Sutter). The seeds of the hysteria are afflicted Salem village, Massachusetts was sown on…

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  • Witch Trials: The People Of The Salem Witch Trials

    The People of Salem The Salem witch trial was a period of time where the citizens of Salem (mostly women) were persecuted of witchcraft. The panic took place around February of 1692 to May of 1693. The occupants of Salem were mostly Purist, Protestants who left the Roman Catholic Church due to corruption during the reformation period. They were a group of hard working individuals who were heavily God fearing. During the trials 19 people were executed, from either hanging or body pressing. Among…

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  • The Scenes Of The Witch And The Salem Witch Trials

    The last person someone would ever expect to turn on them is their neighbors, friends, or even relatives, but the people of Salem, Massachusetts often found themselves in this situation. In 1692, a small town called Salem on the coast of Massachusetts began a horrific time period which was named the “Salem Witch Trials.” Innocent people were being hung because of these girls that pointed their fingers at someone they felt like accusing. The witch hunts that occurred in Salem, Massachusetts back…

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  • Witch Hysteria In The Salem Witch Trials

    Witch Hysteria From June 10 through September 22, 1692, Salem, Massachusetts experienced a witch hysteria. Over the 15 week period, 19 men and women were hanged for witchcraft, and more than 100 accused people were jailed. Although some believed the cause for hysteria was a factor such as ergot poisoning, the cause was actually class division. Foremost, class division played major a role in the Salem area. The sharpest distinction was between the port’s residents living in the Salem Town area…

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  • Causes Of The Salem Witch Trials

    At the tail end of the witch craze in Europe, comes the Salem Witch Trials. The European witch craze lasted from the fourteenth century to mid-seventeenth century. During this time period, between “200,000 and 500,000 witches” were executed most of these people were women . The vast majority of these trials took place in a sixty-year time period between 1570 and 1630. During this time period “four out of five victims were women”. Most of these women were homeless, widowed, never…

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  • Symptoms Of The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch Trials is a series of tragic events that occurred in colonial American history. Hundreds were accused, many sat in jail for months and five died there, nineteen men and women were hanged, one man was pressed to death, and two dogs were allegedly killed. Most people have heard about the Salem Witch Trials, but few know the details about the incident. It all started in February of 1692. Six-year-old Betty Parris, daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris, became suddenly ill. However,…

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  • Conclusion Of The Salem Witch Trials

    In the village of Salem an envious girl, Abigail Williams and her followers started what was one of the greatest mass hysteria of the time. Abigail, a very selfish and manipulative liar, was found dancing in the forest with a group of other young women and this is what sparked it all. After the incident, many of the villagers began to think the girls were possessed with the devil. The accused girls then began to confess to being possessed and started to accuse other villagers of being…

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