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The Consequences Of The Salem Witch Trials

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In the Salem Village of the 1960’s many people were accused of witchcraft through faulty evidence. Multiple lives were taken by hangings that took place. All due to faulty accusations that were made. A young group of girls were declared under the power of the devil and accused of witchcraft (Salem Witch Trials). The hysteria seemed to rise efficiently as the year passed onto 1963. After the governor of the colony’s wife was accused the he ordered an end to all trials. By this point 20 people and two dogs were executed (Witchcraft in Salem). Slavery was the act of importing Africans, from Africa, to the United States and using them to work on plantations, farms, and in houses. The first African slaves were brought to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619. This was one of the first north american colonies and started slavery (Slavery in America). European settlers turned to Africans as slaves instead of indentured servants because it was cheaper and more plentiful (Slavery in America). Slavery is related to the Salem witch hunt because along with the accused of witchcraft, because slaves were targeted due to a difference. Slaves were targeted due to their skin color. This affected their everyday lives and made life difficult.. Slaves were victims, they were feared and dealt with fear, they revolted, and there is many consequences of this particular witch hunt.
The victims of slavery were Africans, they became victims of this tragedy for many years. In the 18th century, an estimated six
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