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    Salem In the late 16th century in the Massachusetts colony there was a town called Salem, this settlement was a puritan community. Salem is known for the great tragedy known as the Salem witch trials, where in mass hysteria n paranoia took the lives of many innocent people. Religion, war, and land in this region of America took and ruined the life’s of many settlers not only in Salem but in many parts of the New England area. These events are studied even to this day, they show us how hysteria…

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    What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692? Nineteen men and women hung from the tree of destruction, for they were the ornaments of hysteria. In the village of Salem during 1692, 20 people got accused for witchcraft left and right and eventually they got hanged. Experts have been determined to find out for years, but they’re still uncertain what the cause of the Salem Witch Trials hysteria was. Envy, sexism, and lying little girls stand out as the main causes. To begin, one cause…

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    Salem Witch Trials Essay By: Kayla During the 1600's in Salem, Massachusetts, women were being accused of witchcraft. The Salem witch trials was a time when people accused others of being a witch. People were being hung for crimes they may or may not have committed. Fear was the cause of the Salem Witch Trials. Puritans believed that the Devil was real. Twenty-four people were hung during the Salem Witch Trials. Puritans battled between good and evil. They believed that Satam was as…

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    evolution of early evidence presented in court, with an emphasis on the Salem Witch Trials. Secondary Sources Latner, Richard B. "The Long and Short of Salem Witchcraft: Chronology and Collective Violence in 1692." Journal of Social History 42, no. 1 (2008): 137-156. http://web.a.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=0&sid=2d94ea2f-15f0-49db-98c8-085aaafbe5e8%40sessionmgr4007. Latner provides a general overview of the Salem Witch Trials. The author touches on specific incidents and…

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    The Big Salem Lie

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    The Big Salem Lie The mystery of a small town in Salem has been discovered to be a lie. Events that lead to these trials where the group of girls manifesting their visions of the people being with the devil. Many witches have been found in Salem all which are small girls. “As hysteria spread through the community and beyond into the rest of Massachusetts, several others were accused, including Martha Corey and Rebecca Nurse–both regarded as upstanding members of church and community–and the…

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    Escaping Salem, as the title states, recounts the events surrounding witch trials outside of the infamous Salem, Massachusetts. Godbeer takes us to the same time period, but a different location Stamford, Connecticut, where a witch hunt is taking place. This book tells us how this witch hunt “took a very different course from the panic in Massachusetts” (Godbeer 7). In his book, Godbeer presents the readers with a sense of how witchcraft was understood and dealt with in the seventeenth century…

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    The Salem Witch Trials lasted for about seven months of 1692. During this time, people believed that there were “witches” in their town. They believed that the witches performed secret rituals and brought great harm to others. In early 1692, more than eighty trials for witchcraft had occurred in New England. Puritans of Salem believed that the devil plotted against them. A Puritan is a person who is strict in moral or religious matters, often excessively so. The citizens thought this because…

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    the most notorious case took place in the Puritan dominated Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The entire community was thrown into chaos as a result of a group of girls claiming they had been bewitched by several old women. This very infamous case of hysteria not only showed that there was underlying blatant sexism and twisted misconceptions of women in New England, but it also exposed the dark side of Puritan beliefs. Therefore, the Salem witchcraft hysteria was indeed caused by a fear of women.…

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    In Exodus 22:18, the bible proclaims, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, the Puritans believed that witches existed, The Bible states, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” and because of this belief twenty innocent people were sent to their death. What caused the Salem witch trial hysteria of 1692? Age, gender, marital status, notoriety, and a divided town. One cause of the witch trial hysteria was age, gender, and marital status. According to Document…

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    people reason to legally kill you. Well that's what happened in the Salem Witch Trials. There was also an era where people in America would get there lives ruined and there jobs taken away because of accusations. This was called the McCarthy Era. There were a few similarities and differences in the McCartthy Era and the Salem Witch trials. Here they are. There are very similar details from these times in America. During the Salem Witch Trials people were accused of being a witch or someone who…

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