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    The puzzles behind the Salem Witch Trials has astounded researchers for some eras. What was the reality behind the witch allegations? Did individuals truly trust that Salem was tormented by witches or would it say it was some sort of connivance to dispose of individuals that are not invited in the public eye? Much of the time, the individuals who were blamed were untouchables, principally ladies who didn 't fit in what they considered an ordinary way of life. In the event that you didn 't fit in…

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    In 1692, Puritans in colonial Massachusetts faced an interesting event called the Salem Witch Trials. The first sign of witchcraft was discovered when two girls, Elizabeth and Williams were having “fits.” The local doctor blamed their unusual movements on the supernatural. Satan worried the Puritan community because they believed that they always had to behave to go to heaven. Whether puritans were in or out of their home, they believed the devil was always watching them which is why they were…

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    American history, the Salem witch trials of 1692 resulted in the execution, by hanging, of nineteen villagers, fourteen women and five men, accused of witch craft. Additionally, one man, Giles Corey, was punished by peine et fort, death by pressing (Linder, paragraph 22). These antics could have been the cause of teenage boredom, congregational strife, personal jealousies, and fears of the citizens. The main question is why did this travesty happen in Salem? In 1689, Salem Village would gain a…

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    Introduction My topic of research is the Salem Witch Trials, a controversial period of time in the late 1600s that is still talked about today in modern society. I choose this topic for multiple reasons. First, I chose this topic due to personal interest, including, a look into a small part of what may have been the mindset of the New Englanders coming from England to North America. Were witches real? Or a label we give to individuals that we are threatened by? Second, I would like to go over…

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    The Salem witch trial is one of the most mystifying parts in history and there are a lot of explanations to why the girls acted like that during the trials. The symptoms of the girls were: joking, vomiting, strangely ill, spouting gibberish, and bodies turning in odd positions. The two explanations that I believe could be the most plausible is, ergot poisoning, and boredom. Ergot poisoning, is something a person could get from eating rye or bread that has fungus growing into the body of the…

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    young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. The society became unsure of what was going on, and as a whole became under a lot of stress. Factors that started and fueled the trials were politics, religion, family feuds, economics, and the imaginations and fears of the people. There are lots of explanations given, but I believe what ultimately led to the Salem witch trials was the economic problems that Salem had…

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    Salem Witch Theory

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    In theory number one, it speaks about a type of fungus called ergot which grew in Salem. In western Salem grain was their staple crop. When eating the ergot contaminated food it would have side effects to the Salem villagers. The victims would have prickling sensations all over their body and muscle spasms. The fungus would grow in swampy meadows. Puritans would believe that the people who ate the fungus and had side effects from it were witches. However one year there was a dry season and…

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    Muslim American Witch Hunt Versus Salem Witch Hunt The Salem witch trials was only the start to “witch hunts” in the United States. Throughout history, there has been witch hunts for witches, communists, and one of the more recent, Muslim Americans. Ever since the terrorist attack on 9/11, there has been a stereotype that all Muslim Americans are terrorists or dangerous in some way. Hate crimes have only increased against them. The Salem witch hunt is all too familiar to the Muslim…

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    however, was the Salem Witch Trials, which represent an infamous example of the unjust persecution of innocent citizens. Events that occurred during the Witch Trials were accurately recorded and have subsequently been modified into different forms of media. The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a play that follows the people of Salem and their attempts to protect themselves. The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent, is a novel about a young girl and her family while they try to survive the Salem…

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    What do the Holocaust and the Salem Witch Trails have in common?.The Holocaust and the Salem Witch Trials have several things in common, even though the two took place in different time frames . In the Holocaust and Salem Witch Trials they both compared how the women and the Jews were pushed out of society, how they were seen in the community and the effect they both had on our world's history. The Witch Trials began in the spring of 1962 after a group of girls claimed to be processed by the…

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