after 1962 over 200 people were hung or imprisoned for witchcraft. Many of the people that were imprisoned or hung were innocent. The aftermath of the Salem witch trials was really bad. there was a huge crop failure because the farms of the imprisoned people were left unattended, and were not able to be kept up to speed. Also, many of the imprisoned people were not able to get out of jail because they lacked money to pay for their food and rooming in jail.
Through the trials, Elizabeth and the other girls had accused many of witchcraft, and by June 16, 1692 nineteen more people had been hung (Mills). “By the end of the trial Elizabeth Hubbard had testified against twenty-nine people, seventeen of whom were arrested, thirteen of those were hanged, and two died in jail” (Nichols par 4). While Elizabeth Hubbard would stand and testify in court, she would show her odd behaviors and by this she caused many people to have a life of hurt, or a life ending in
In 1692, an epidemic of accusations of witchcraft broke out in Salem. It started with the hysterical behaviors of two girls,... ... middle of paper ... ...k place in Salem in 1692. (Wilson 60) The events that took place in seventeenth century Salem are still extremely controversial. Twenty-First century historians have continued to avoid trying to make sense of the trials, due to the fact that much of the physical evidence does not exist. Rumor and legend have mixed over the years, making it difficult to know what truly happened.
Suzanne Wylie Mrs. Hull American History 1 Honors 10/1/2017 The Mystery of the Salem Witch Trials Upon arriving 1692, Salem faced trial after trial that had destroyed their community. From having no governor, to not enough resources, to having to follow strict guidelines set by people with higher authority, it was a given something in Salem was bound to go wrong. The Salem Witch Trials began in 1692 and lasted for over six months. A total of two hundred people were accused for witchcraft and 19 people actually got convicted and executed, five of which were men.
One man refused to acknowledge the accusation and refused to enter a plea. He was legally crushed to death. Of the ones who plead guilty and were sent to jail, many contracted illnesses and later died. The outbreak of hysteria caused many to suffer and die, families to break apart, and a society to succumb to the whims of children. In the Puritans quest to create a perfect society based on pure beliefs only created a society ripped apart by tension, anxiety and fear.
Throughout history citizens have branded people as witches, and warlocks. Maybe, a person act's different than us, or they have strange habits, does this make them a witch? In the Massachusetts Bay Colony in January of 1692, you would be branded a witch for these odd doing's. Being accused of witchcraft had serious consequences (spark notes).
The “witches” of Salem have become a famous part of history, as the trials began in January of 1692. The Salem Witch Trials were some of the darkest times in human history because they caused unjustified hysteria and fear of the unknown; as a result, this caused physical, mental, and emotional harm as well as a great loss of human life. The first claim of witchcraft was William
Godbeer, Richard. Escaping Salem: The Other Witch Hunt of 1692. New York: Oxford UP, 2005. Print. While most people are familiar with the notorious Salem Witch Trials in 1692, many people are unaware that similar events were taking place in other parts of New England in the very same year.
The Salem witch trials happened in Colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were suspected of being involved with witchcraft or the “Devil's magic” and more than 19 were executed. Ultimately, the society confessed the trials were an inaccuracy and remunerated the families of those who were found guilty. Since then, the tale of the trials has become indistinguishable with fear and discrimination, and it remains to lure the general mind more than 300 years later. These rare trials intensely change the way that people look at their world.
The Salem Witch Trials began when Betty Paris, Abigail Williams, and some of their friends began to act strange with odd fits (Hall 1). Because many mental and emotional disorders were not understood, the people of Salem believed it was the work of witchcraft. When sickness or even misfortune came, the most Bednar 2 sensible reason was witchcraft (Godbeer 28). The Salem Witch Trials were a prime example of the prejudice in early America with the different personal lives and beliefs (Adams 26). The prejudice and panic caused much instability in the Salem comm... ... middle of paper ... ...n in Salem.