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  • Salem Witch Trials And The Witch Trial

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    First of all, I wanted to talk about what Salem Witch Trial is and who are the persons involve in this event. Salem Witch Trials, according to Encyclopedia Britannica is “A series of investigations and persecutions that caused 19 convicted “witches” to be hanged and many other many suspects to be imprisoned in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.” There are many people involve in Salem Witch Trials and I’ll be going to describe their role in this event, followed by the different case studies

  • Salem Witch Trials And The Witch Trial Essay

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    were accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Records from the event indicate that the Salem Witch Trials started when a group of young girls began acting strange, claiming they had been possessed by the Devil and bewitched by local villagers. The Salem Witch Trials is a much debated event; historians argue over the motivation and causes behind the trials and executions, not over the proceedings. Each historian approached the Salem Witch Trials with their own brand of logic and interpretation

  • Trials Of The Salem Witch Trials

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    many of the witch hysterias died down, however the Puritans who had immigrated to America brought many of the old views and feelings to the colonies. In late 1691, a group of young Salem girls began to act strangely (Stewart 14). It began when Elizabeth and Abigail Williams, the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Parris, heard stories of magic from a slave named Tituba (Witch hunt 13). These girls began speaking nonsense and refused to pray; they were quickly declared bewitched (Cry Witch 7). When

  • The Trials Of The Salem Witch Trials

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    site of the largest and most violent witch hunts in America. The significance of the trials comes from the large impact they had on American law. The conditions before, during, and after the Salem Trials were unlike the witch hunts in any other colonies in the New World or in Europe. However, towns and cities being struck with fear of the Devil were a common occurrence throughout the sixteenth century. The Salem Witch Trials, although probably the most famous witch hunts, were not the first documented

  • Salem Witch Trials And Trials

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    The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of accused witches in Massachusetts during the year 1692. It is notorious for being a dark time in American history because 20 innocent people were killed. Today, many people know about the actual outcome of the witch trials; but many people don’t know how the trials even started. The Salem Witch Trials were caused by mass hysteria in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. Christians have always had a great fear of the devil as evidenced

  • Trials Of The Salem Witch Trials

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    events to distract themselves from what was going on in their lives. The ways that they distract themselves could be something as simple as doing a puzzle or as extreme as blaming others for something to create drama, the Salem Witch Trials were no different. The Salem Witch Trials served as a way for the colonists to distract themselves from the struggles that they were facing such as economic hardships, teenagers being bored, and the feuds between people in the colony, these things ultimately lead to

  • The Trials Of The Salem Witch Trials

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    The Salem Witch Trials were a series of accusations, trials, and executions based on the supposed outbreak of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. The trials began during the spring of 1692, and the last of them ended in 1693. It all started when two young girls, Abigail and Betty Parris, began experiencing violent convulsions and outbursts, which were thought to be brought about by witchcraft. Whether they were faking these symptoms, were afflicted with an actual sickness, or were experiencing them

  • The Trials Of Salem Witch Trials

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    Even though the Salem witch trials were made to seem formal, they were actually subjective and not based on fact. Since there were multiple people being accused of witchcraft, the trials were short and quick to sentence. The witch trials lasted less than a year. The first arrests were made on March 1, 1692, and the final hanging day was September 22, 1692. The Court of Oyer and Terminer was dissolved in October of 1692. The Salem Witch Trials occurred in the spring of 1692, when a group

  • Salem Witch Trials : The Witch Trial Hysteria

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    Salem Witch Trial Hysteria In 1692 the actions of three girls quickly launched Salem onto the path of committing one of the largest witch hunts the New World has ever known. The witch hunt was fueled by a mass hysteria among the townspeople, this hysteria was the result of the strictness of their society and a number of internal and external stressors. The initial wave of panic when rumors of witchcraft arose gave way to compete hysteria when accusations began. Salem massachusetts was the perfect

  • The Trials Of The Salem Witch Trials

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    the cause of the Salem Witch Trials 1692 makes the topic captivating as many historian perspectives offer explanations for the causation of the trials, yet the personal context of each historian has determined its historic reliability. This questions the level of objectivity each historian has in their responses to the Trials. The aims and purposes of a historian, as well as their differing methodologies may alter the approach the have towards the investigation of the Trials. Many interpretations

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