Salem Witch Trials: The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

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In January of 1692 in the town of Salem, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Parris, daughter of Reverend Parris, his niece Abigail Williams and Ann Putnam Jr. fell into a trance-like state experiencing convulsions and screaming. Physicians were called in to examine the girls but they could not find a cause for the behavior that they were undergoing. Since the physicians along with everyone else in the community could not find anything physically wrong with the girls, they came to the conclusion that it must be the work of Satan, thus beginning the Salem Witch Trials. The community began praying to try and get the spirit of the devil out of the girls but when nothing changed they insisted that the girls inform them of the person who in Salem was controlling

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