Have you ever read the Salem Witch Trial? The Salem Witch Trial is based on a
witchcraft story that took place in 1692. It occurred when 3 women were accused of
being witches, later on in the story they accused more and more people.
The Salem Witch Trial took place in 1692 it was based on witchcraft (miller,). It
had all started with a group of girls (miller,). They were dancing in the woods and
worshipping the devil (miller,). Later on people were accused for no reason (miller,).
Also seven innocent people died (miller,). In 1697, the Massachusetts court declared a
day of fasting. More than 150 men and women were accused of being a witch
(history.com,). This damaged the town in several ways (history.com,). In September of
1692, the hysteria began to abate the public …show more content…
The three women said that they had been
making deals with the devil in the woods (history.com,). Although the trial had continued
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more men and women were being accused of being a witch (history.com,). Therefore it
cost them to be hung (history.com,).
After the day of the fasting, the court had declared the trials to become unlawful
(history.com,). The trials of the Salem Witch had continued until 1693(history.com,).
From there on out most of the people who were accused had become hardened and were
later released from there witchcraft charges (history.com,). In 1688, John Putman was
an influential man in Salem (history.com,). He had moved to Salem with a wife,
daughter, and slave named Tituba (history.com,).
In the winter of 1692, a girl named Betty Paris had become very ill and no one
knew how she had become ill (history.com,). At the time the talk of witchcraft had
increased and some of the children started having similar symptoms to Betty Paris
(history.com,). On the other hand, some believe that the girls had turned themselves to
the devil and they would do stuff the devil asked them to (history.com,). People
John M. Murrin’s essay Coming to Terms with the Salem Witch Trials helps detail the events of these trials and explains why they might have occurred. The witch trials happened during a “particularly turbulent time in the history of colonial Massachusetts and the early modern atlantic world” (Murrin, 339). Salem came to be in 1629 and less than seventy years later found itself in a mess of witch craft.
The Salem, Massachusetts Witch Trials have generated extensive evaluation and interpretation. To explain the events in Salem, psychological, political, environmental, physical, and sociological analysis have all been examined. The authors Linnda Caporael, Elaine Breslaw, Anne Zeller, and Richard Latner all present differing perspectives to speculate about the events of the Salem Witch Trials. This changing interpretation and perspective has resulted in an extensive historiography to explain the
The Salem Witch Trials occurred from 1692 to 1693. When two girls, aged 9 and 11, started having strange and peculiar fits, the Puritans believed that the cause of these actions was the work of the devil. The children accused three women of afflicting them: Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne. Tituba was a Caribbean slave owned by the Parris family. Sarah Good was a homeless woman. Sarah Osborne was a poor elderly woman. Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good pleaded innocent. Tituba admitted, “The Devil came to me and bid me serve him.” She described seeing red cats, yellow birds, black dogs, and a black man who asked her to sign his “book”. She confessed to signing the book. All three wo...
The Salem witch trials of 1692 were one of the bloodiest witch-hunts in America colonial history. The event started in the house of the new minister of Salem, Samuel Parris, when his daughter, Betty, suffered from mysterious symptoms, and later she accused her slave, Tibuta, for using witchcraft on her. Later, two other women, Sarah Goode and Sarah Osborne, were accused of using witchcraft on other girls; right after the accusations, they were arrested (Lecture 9/13/2016). As a result, the hunt of witches began which led to hundreds of arrests, and nineteen accused were hanged (Text 190). Although three hundred years have passed, the true cause of the episode remains a mystery. Many scholars have conducted numerous studies of the trails, however,
(Doc. C&D) Their names were Betty Parris and her cousin Abigail Williams. They asked a West Indian slave woman named Tituba to help them know their fortunes. The two girls started acting strange over the next several months. Their father was curious about the two girls behavior. They would crawl into holes and creep under chairs and stools. The two girls accused two white women and Tituba for practicing witchcraft ,when they were being accused, and for putting them in such pain. The three women were sent to jail in Boston. Only Tituba confessed she was practicing witchcraft, which she was, but the other two white woman didn’t want to say they did something that they didn’t do and that is what started it
are seeing dancing in the woods. The people go into a panic when something really bad happens
The tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials will forever hold a place in America’s history. With change for those living in the new world, came an abundance of unfortunate events. Those events being over one-hundred people being accused of practicing witchcraft, and twenty of them, just in Salem, were wrongfully tried and hanged. The trials played a big role of people’s views on religion and
The Salem Witchcraft Trials began not as an act of revenge against an ex-lover, as they did in The Crucible, but as series of seemingly unlinked, complex events, which a paranoid and scared group of people incorrectly linked. And while there were countless other witchcraft trials, Salem’s trials remain the best-known. In Salem, fears of witchcraft perpetuated by popular writings were personified when two girls were said to be bewitched. A hysteria overcame the people of Salem, whose trials went awry. In less than six months, 19 men and women were hanged, 17 innocents died in filthy prisons, an 80-year old man was crushed to death, and two dogs were stoned to death for collaborating with the Devil (Richardson 6).
The Salem Witch Trials were a time in history where people were wrongly accused of being witches. In the spring of 1692 the Salem witch trials began. During the trials women were wrongly accused of being witches. When accused of being a witch they were tortured, tested, put on trial, and most of the time executed if not put in jail. The townspeople tortured the accused witches in the most inhumane ways. This was a very dark and eerie time for the Puritans in Salem, Massachusetts (P., Shaunak).
that came to be known as the Salem witch trials. This event has sparked many debates
The Salem Witch Trials took place in the summer and into the fall of the year 1692, and during this dark time of American history, over 200 people had been accused of witchcraft and put in jail. Twenty of these accused were executed; nineteen of them were found guilty and were put to death by hanging. One refused to plead guilty, so the villagers tortured him by pressing him with large stones until he died. The Salem Witch Trials was an infamous, scary time period in American history that exhibited the amount of fear people had of the devil and the supernatural; the people of this time period accused, arrested, and executed many innocent people because of this fear, and there are several theories as to why the trials happened (Brooks).
The Salem Witch trials were when hundreds of citizens of Salem, Massachusetts were put on trial for devil-worship or witchcraft and more than 20 were executed in 1692. This is an example of mass religion paranoia. The whole ordeal began in the home of Reverend Samuel Parris. People soon began to notice strange behavior from Parris’s slave, Tituba, and his daughters. Many claimed to have seen Parris’s daughters doing back magic dances in the woods, and fall to the floor screaming hysterically. Not so long after, this strange behavior began to spread across Salem.
Once the accusations began, many innocent people in the community were taken away. They were then either forced to admit that they were witches, to free themselves from a public hanging, or deny that they were witches, saving their integrity, but subjecting themselves to an unjust public hanging.
In 1692 in Salem Massachusetts, 12 girls accused colonists of witchcraft. nineteen of the colonists were hung for witchcraft. Salem witch trials never had factual evidence to support prosecutors. The evidence was spectral evidence, which was evidence of seeing spirits of the defendant. Spectral evidence was still not reliable facts against a person.During 1692, the people’s clothing is very simple. At the time , technology was not advanced as today. the people living in salem, Massachusett were very basic. 1692 Salem Witch Trials are a memorable historical event. An author named Arthur Miller wrote a screenwrite for the unfaithful event in Salem.The screenwrite that miller wrote was called The crucible, in 1954. What followed the screenwrite