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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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  • 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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  • Salem Witch Trials: The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

    The Salem witch trials were the first and only witch hunt to result in numerous deaths and rely mainly on spectral evidence. Most importantly, Salem did not follow the standard set by previous possessions: to keep the accusations made by the possessed inside the household. The accusations were used for selfish and greedy reasons. Salem Village was dealing with land disputes within the village and trying to gain independence from Salem Town in 1692. Some of Salem’s residents moved from Maine due…

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  • Witch Trials Thesis

    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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  • The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch Trials The Salem witch trials took place between February of 1692 and May of 1693, by the end of the trials hundreds were accused of witchcraft, nineteen were executed and several more died while imprisoned awaiting either trial or execution. Some of the ‘symptoms’ associated with witchcraft could have included fever, contortions due to excessive pain, stress, asthma, guilt, boredom, child abuse, epilepsy, and delusional psychosis. One scientist did research and found that the…

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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 Trails: The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch Trials During the seventeenth-century, an outbreak of witchcraft struck Salem Village, Massachusetts. Was it really witchcraft or was it just petty children? Either way, this took a toll on the New England colony and influenced history greatly. There are many documents and cases that reveal how the hysteria began, how it continued, and abruptly ended. The “afflicted girls”, Sarah and Dorcas Good, were not apart of Salem Village, but accused Tituba, the slave of Samuel Parris,…

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  • Salem Witch Trial

    person was undoubtedly a witch. Last, the judges considered a confession from the accused. As the trials went on, it was obvious that sometimes this was the only way out (“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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  • Witch Trials Dbq

    witches but men were also tired during this time. Many of the trials were unfair and almost all people accused were ultimately put to death. The trials ranged from beating some one until they falsely admitted to being a witch and then being killed to literally pulling some one apart limb by limb, but the tests for guilt will later be mentioned in this paper. The beginning of any epidemic is probably the most important;…

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  • The Salem Trials And The Salem Witch Trials

    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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