The people of Salem were being killed in a whole different manner. Why was this happening, and what was the cause?In Salem, 1692, people were being accused for being witches and for practicing witchcraft. In Salem, at this time people were being hanged for something that didn’t exist. Back then, they didn’t know about fairy tales so when ever they did something wrong they would blame the devil that had entered their body. the Salem witch trial hysteria of 1692 were caused by jealousy,paranormia, and, the teenagers.
One reason why I think jealousy was a cause of the Salem witch trials was because all of the teenagers that were the accusers were jealous of the people with money. The accusers …show more content…
Paranormia was a cause because accusers were scared because whenever someone did something wrong they would blame the “devil inside of them”. Anytime someone did something wrong the accuse them of practicing witchcraft. In (doc.a) more and more people were dying once a month. This was important because and a few people died more and more died.
The third reason why the salem witch trials began is because of teenagers. Teenages caused it because if they didn’t like someone they would blame them for witchcraft and they would pretend to be hurt of under a spell (doc. b,c,d). This was important because the accused didn’t get anything to say, to defend themselves. The judge would automatically put them to death just for the money. As you can see in document a lots of people only died once a month.
The Salem witch trials were caused by jealousy, paranormia,and teenagers. Jealousy was a huge part because of the rich people having better land or have more money so people accused them to be able to own their stuff. Paranormia was a part of it because people were scared that the devil was entering their body to make them do bad things. Teenages were also part of it becsuse teeagers didn’t get a long with everyone, so when they didn’t they acted like the person was put a witchcraft spell on them. This is why the Salem witch trials in 1692