The Salem Witch Trials- Notes
Hammer of Witches (Malleusficarum) –book about finding witches Salem village/town
Puritans believe everyones fate is determined before they are born Destined for heaven or hell?
Puritan women were dosile silent; women were more likely to join the devils cause if they were lustful, knowing forbidden knowledge Witch hunt 1692
12-20 Christian girls who listened to Tituba’s tales acted in strange ways in trances, picked with pins, wanting to commit suicide/ screaming and crying Dr. William Briggs found no medical condition diagnosed witchcraft Magistrate decided whether people were witches had to have hard and spector evidence (one had an animal form) Paranoia was inflicted in the community when Tituba confessed the devil came to her Women in status varied from low to high positions in society More than 100 women and men were arrested
Anyone who spoke out during proceedings were held for trial
June 2 1692- massutues governor made a court composed of 7 jurrors and juries Confession of witchcraft saved from trials
Words of girls sent more and more people to their deaths
More than 200 were accused ;19 hanged 24 died in prison
John carry was crushed flat
Witches died would not be buried in holy graves
Deaths were not recorded
The girls accused people who were not thought of as witcheIf s such as ministers 5 years passed before salem has made its mistakes by killed those the girls accused John hale wrote apologies of the witch trials through books
State paid 600 british pounds to those survivors of the witch trials
Why did the Salem Witch Trials happen?
The Bible: Exodus chapter 12 – Puritan faith
22:18 “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”
Community of 500 people
Puritan Faith -> what does it believe in?
who determines your outcome?
Gods authority is supreme in human affairs
Your fate is determined before you are born
Predestiny and everyone is a cynic
God saves you only once
Women are doscile silent...
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