The puritan religion arguably caused a breaking point in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, which lead to the persecution of twenty innocent people. The Salem witch trials affected the American culture with the horrendous events that occurred during 1692. The Puritan religion played a significant role in the Puritan life, believers felt that God specifically choose them for a special purpose and they must live in a god fearing manner. Reading the bible, was something mandatory to show their religious discipline. If they did not read the bible, people thought that they worshiped the dev... ... middle of paper ... ...p.
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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.
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The book specified rules of evidence and court procedures for torturing and putting a witch to death. One infamous reason mentioned in the book as grounds for accusing an individual as a witch... ... middle of paper ... ...“witchcraft practicers”. Works Cited Exodus, King James Bible Laux, John Fr. Church History. Rockford.
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They then vowed to force him out. There was much pressure surrounding the Parris family. The children of the family would entertain themselves by listening to stories told by Tituba, their slave (National Geographic). January of 1692 is when the mass hysteria of the Salem witch trials first began. The Puritans of this time were very harsh, unyielding, and quick to judge.