Salem Witch Dbq

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During the winter of 1691-1692 in Salem a few girls started to feel strangely ill; saying they felt pinching, prickling sensations, knife like pains, and the feeling of being choked. The village minister and several doctors began to suspect witchcraft was responsible and began to arrest people the girls accused. Over time, 20 people were killed and over 100 people were accused and sent to jail. The Salem Witch crisis was caused by the village people of Salem who no longer wanted to pay taxes to the townspeople. “The residents of Salem Village had to pay taxes to Salem Town” (Evidence D). In the village, three girls began to feel ill, after being checked by doctors they began to think witchcraft was used; resulting in townspeople being accused.

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