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Causes Of The Salem Witchcraft Trials

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2. What were some of the causes of the Salem Witchcraft Trials? Parris discovery the girls dancing in the woods was merely a tipping point not the true origin. The girls in Salem is what caused the witch hunt and allowed it to accelerate. and it causes hallucinations, so historically it could be a plausible explanation. Another theory also which shows an interesting theory about why the girls made the claims that they did. Arthur Miller implies in The Crucible that it was caused by the legalistic system established by the Puritans. He says that the system needed to be strict and rigid when the Puritans first arrived in order for the society to survive as the settlement ended. However, people strained against the legalism forced upon them.
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