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    Nina Wise Professor Bruce Franklin HIST2013 14 September 2016 Salem Witch Trials In order to understand the Salem Witch Trials, you must first understand the Puritan belief in the supernatural. The Puritans believed that witches allied themselves with the devil to carry out evil deeds and anything bad that happened in the colonies such as death or illnesses were more times than not blamed on the work of witches (Boundless). They also believed in the wrath of God and they took any measure…

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    Puritanistic Salem, Massachusetts. A society’s actions are combustible when imposed by factors that bring about unwanted differences. A comparative society to Salem was the United States in the 1950s, when fear of Communism possessed numerous Americans and compelled them to violently lash out against innocent people. Like the United States in the mid-twentieth century, Salem is renowned for handling change…

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    The Salem witch trials all started with Tituba who was a slave of Samuel Parris. Several other girls joined Tituba in the kitchen in early 1692. People thought that Tituba and her group had a black magic dance in the woods. The girls would fall to the floor and start screaming and this behavior started to spread all over Salem. Soon after the Puritans believed that the girls would never put themselves under such a spell. They started asking the girls who did this to them and who tortured them,…

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    1692 Salem Witch Trials

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    hysteria of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials. Many historians have debated what the cause was varying from PTSD, diet, rivalry between families and neighbours, and the oppression of women based on the Puritan culture. To judge this however, I will look at what cause had the most long lasting impact, of which I will be focusing on the following; religious views in the Puritan culture, the oppression of women, war and the rivalry between the two main families occupying Salem Town and Salem Village: the…

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    Historical Debate: Were Socioeconomic Tensions Responsible for the Witchcraft Hysteria in Salem? In 1692, a town called Salem had one of the most debated and dark times of the colonies. Mass hysteria became a real problem for this town, with around twenty people murdered and over two-hundred more accused of witchcraft. It began when three girls played a fortune telling game, people noticed they started acting strange, and one of the girls claimed that she was working for the devil. Many people…

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    Salem Witch Dbq Essay

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    The Salem Witch Trials are a sequence of incidents in Massachusetts.These trails were about if people got turned into a witch and causing trouble, and if they were, they would die.According to the background essay, the bible thought the devil was the witch.When the devil went into another person they would cause a ruckus.But that may have been a myth and however, many people don’t know what caused it. According to the bible, the devil still could be a possible answer to the cause of the…

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    scatter throughout the town of Salem, Massachusetts. Among the many accusers of witchcraft, the most common offenders were teenage girls (“Salem Witch Trials”). The Witch trials are believed to have happened for three possible different reasons: the effects of ergot poisoning, a boring puritan lifestyle, and to gain land or economic prosperity. Although many theories exist, the Salem Witch Trials most likely occurred due to a boring and strict Puritan life (Shah). The Salem Witch trials were a…

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    The Salem Witch Trials were a time of great distress for early America. Starting in spring of 1692, many people were believed to have been practicing witchcraft and for those who were put on trial, cruel and unusual punishments were often used in an attempt to prove the accused guilty. This went on for several long months, until the governor of Massachusetts dissolved the primary court used for these trials – the Court of Oyer and Terminer – in October 1692. The Salem Witch Trials had a large…

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    The Salem Witch Trials was a very immense event during the 17th century where many mundane factors took place within the townsfolk. The townsfolk, being the main source for the mundane factors, had induced the ideas that demons were not the main reasons as to why certain people were acting strange. They had determined that it was it was the fact that anyone could and would be prosecuted for being accused and that certain people had just become bored enough to create up stories to gain the…

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    Why Salem was Different The Witch Trials of Salem in 1692 was a prime example of hysteria overtaking the community. Two dozen people were hanged due to the trials. Although there have been other cases in history that have had large amount of people being frantic, very few led to lives being lost, nor were as accepted in the community as in Salem. Due to certain aspects in the community and due to their beliefs, the frenzied cases of Salem were allowed to take place where the obscure…

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