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  • Salem Witch Trials: The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch trials were started in 1692. But why? According to History.com‚ a group of girls claimed to be possessed with the devil and that they were practicing witchcraft. This event may have caused the trials to begin. These girls were from Salem Village‚ which is how the “Salem Witch Trials” got their name. Many doctors in the village were diagnosing children with bewitchment starting earlier that year. These practices did not go on for long‚ but were very devastating. Multiple cases

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    The Salem witch trials occurred around the 1690s in Salem‚ Massachusetts. Some young women started to have fits and their bodies would seize. These fits had seemingly no medical explanation‚ so the people of Salem deemed it witchcraft. The people of Salem then had to decide which people were witches. They accused both men and women of witchery‚ and when they were found guilty‚ they were hanged‚ but why were these people found guilty? The people of 17th century Salem were convicted of witchcraft due

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  • Salem Witch Trials And The Salem Witch Trials

    English settlers. There was an exceptionally difficult time in Salem‚ Massachusetts in the early 1690s. This was the year that the Salem Witch Trials began. It was a time where none of the townsfolk trusted anyone and reports people for the silliest of things. These reportings lead to a series of cases of witchcraft in Massachusetts. These trials began in February of 1692 and drew out till 1693. It was one brutal year for the colonists of Salem that year (Brooks). It all started out in January of 1692

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  • Salem Witch Trials Victims: The Salem Witch Trials

    be a trial. When the outbreak broke out everyone was so scared and just started to accuse people in the village if they did one wrong move. There were more people getting charged and going to jail then there was of people getting sent to the gallow’s. When it all broke out it scared people‚ the aftermath was sad for families who were in it and the possible causes of why it started all line up. Spring of 1692 in Salem village‚ Massachusetts was where the Salem witch trials took place ("Salem Witch

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  • Salem Witch Trials

    Bryan F. Le Beau. The Story of the Salem Witch Trials Upper Saddle River‚ NJ: Prentice Hall‚ 1998. The Salem Witch Trials has been a debatable topic for many historians enamored by its deviation from the normal as seen in Europe or other European Colonies in North America. As presented in Bryan Le Beau’s book The Story of the Salem Witch Trials‚ the story of Salem is unique in that it is centered primarily around the communities incapability to harmonize with one another. In the first two chapters

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  • Salem Witch Trial

    The Witches of Salem Throughout history there have been endless occurrences that involved the suspicion of witches. Perhaps the most notorious occurrence happened back in 17th century colonial Massachusetts‚ where the village of Salem was torn apart by the accusations of witchcraft. Many innocent women and men were accused‚ tried‚ and executed during the Salem Witch Trials based on the false beliefs surrounding such tests as the touch test‚ pressing‚ devil’s marks and other absurd methods of examination

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  • Salem Witch Trials

    understandable that the witch trials in the Massachusetts area would become such hysteria. Though many historians have attributed the cause of the Salem Witch Trials to economic instability between the thriving seaports and the languishing agriculture and the political struggle between the highly patriarchal society and the independent women who started to defy the status quo of women‚ these are not the most compelling cause of the Salem Witch Trials. Through the system of the trials‚ the people who were

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  • Salem Witch Trials

    classic example of all such social tragedies based on fear and ignorance is that of the colonial era ’s Salem Witch Trials. While Mc Carthyism was illustrated as a widespread fear of communism that led the United States to pursue unnecessary investigations‚ imprisonments‚ and often unprovoked acts against those who were often only remotely accused of being a "dreaded communist"‚ the Salem witch trials led to well over a dozen executions of local women accused of practicing witchcraft and directly

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  • The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch Trials began after young girls in Salem claimed to be possessed by the Devil and started holding local women of Salem accountable of witchcraft. The effects the Salem Witch Trials had on the colony were separation of the church and the state and mass hysteria. In the 17th century‚ witchcraft was a serious crime‚ and convicted witches could be put to death. The following will discuss what the Salem Witch trials were‚ what happened during the time frame‚ and how it shaped Salem Village

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    history in the town of Salem‚ Massachusetts. The Salem Witchcraft Trials still leaves this country with so many questions as to what happened in that small town. With all the documentation and accounts of the story‚ people are still wondering why 19 people died as a result of these trials. The events leading up to the Salem Witch Trials and the events that took place during and after the trial are all still looked at today by historians. Many historians interpret the Salem Witch Trials in different ways

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