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The Witchcraft Trials And The Impact Of The Salem Witch Trials

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In 1692, a gloomy and horrendous time in American History occurred, especially for the people in the small village of Salem. This dark time in history was known as the Salem Witch Trials. In the Salem Witch Trials more than 200 people in the Salem village were accused of practicing witchcraft and twenty innocent people were killed during the frightening time of the trials.The Salem Witch Trials was a series of cases due to witchcraft brought before local judges in the village in the Massachusetts Bay colony in the seventeenth century. The trials officially began in February of 1692, when three women named Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne, were accused of witchcraft by four girls who intentionally started the “witchcraft”. The Salem Witch Trials finally ended in May of 1693, when the judges decided to let all of the inmates accused of witchcraft out of jail. Although the trials did not occur for a long period of time, the trials did have a major impact on American History. The Salem Witch Trials began when three girls were accused of witchcraft. In Massachusetts in the seventeenth century, many people had much fear of the devil, and always thought that the devil was trying to find ways to tear apart their community and their friends along with their family members. Salem was a strongly religious community. Tituba, one of the girls who was accused of being witch, confessed that she and the other three girls were witches, said that she, along with the others worked for the
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