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    folktales and scary legends people tend to not believe in them now a day. Back in the ancient time people had the belief of witchcraft. The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. Although it is believed that the witch hunt of 1692 started in Salem Village, in reality it first occurred in Charlestown. First of all, the witch hunt of 1692 started long ago in Charlestown by Margaret…

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    Although the Salem Witch Trials and McCarthyism isn’t know to have any common relationship, you’d be surprise how much similarities the two events have in common. If not known, McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard or evidence. The Salem Witch Trials was a time in Massachusetts where more than two-hundred people were accused of practicing witchcraft and twenty people were executed. Both these events took place in the U.S although it was…

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    The Salem Witch Trials were “unfair” throughout countless eyes of villagers that lived in Salem village during this ghastly era. These trials were conducted on people that were either “seen” conducting strange activity or exhibiting strange behavior. The villagers called these people who were accused of showing abnormal behavior, witches. These witches are then brought to court and tried against the judges. The judges would then determine whether the witch would be announced innocent or would be…

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    The Salem Witch Trials began in 1692 and consisted of prosecutions of women and some men who were thought to have been practicing witchcraft. These women were taken to trial, and if they were convicted of practicing witchcraft, they were violently put to death. With the rising tensions in the colony, The Salem Witch trials of 1692 were caused by curiosity in religious beliefs, young women claiming they were possessed by the devil, and troubles arising among the community. By this point the…

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    The Salem Witch Trials In the 14th century, a witch superstition broke out in Europe. When Europeans found the colonies, this belief carried over to their new lands. Many of the settlers, as the colonies gained age, still were very suspicious about the existence of witches. So, when a smallpox epidemic broke out in the mid 17th century, people once again became fearful of witches. The Salem Witch trials are a series of trials that began due to the fear that had erupted and taken place in the…

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    Histeria In Salem Essay

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    The author of The absolutely true tale of disaster in salem is Rosalyn Schanzer, the salem witch trials there was a large case of hysteria. This happened because the puritans had a contradiction against the bible they believed in the bible like it was life or death. “Be thankful for your trials. If your are being tested, you are being predicted. Which means you have a divine purpose”(“trials quotes”). The puritans wanted to make a heaven on earth and they did not believe this quote because they…

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    The salem witch trials are known to many as one of the most disturbing and dramatic episodes in colonial history. Over a hundred people were accused of being witches during this time and nineteen of whom were hung almost immediately after being accused. There are many explanations on how these trials got out of control so quickly. In this paper I am going to discuss what explanation I think is the strongest, which one can be complementary and blended with the the strongest explanation, and which…

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    Salem Witch Hysteria

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    The famous episode in American history, the Salem witch trials of 1692, resulted in the execution by hanging fourteen women and five men accused of being witches. one man was also pressed to death by heavy weights, for refusing to plea. Eight people died in prison, including one infant and one child. More than one hundred and fifty individuals were jailed, while awaiting trial. Due to many relevant records, including notes, depositions, and official rulings, the main facts of the accusations,…

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    elucidate why the Salem witch trials occurred, yet I have found that the most reasonable explanation for this tragedy is it was a product of the political repression in Salem’s community. In 1692, the village of Salem was inhabited by the Puritans and was ruled by a strict theocracy whose “function was to keep the community together, and to prevent any kind of disunity that might open it to destruction” (Miller 7). However, while the intentions of the church and state of Salem were for the good…

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    Salem Witch Trial

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    (“Witchcraft in Salem”). The judges wanted to keep convicted witches in prison for as long as possible, in hopes that they would list other unknown witches (Meltzer 80). The verdict of each woman…

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