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Salem Witch Trials

The Crucible
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Kayla Dillenbeck

on 8 October 2012

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Transcript of Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials Occurred in Salem Massachusetts 19 innocent people were hung There are many reasons why witch hysteria could have taken place #3:
The War with Indians #4:
Peoples want for land #2:
Power of Suggestion #5:
Chemical Imbalance #1:
Ergot Poisoning Ergot Poisoning attacks your nervous system, causing crazy thinking, hallucinations, paralysis and tingling sensations. If you tell someone
that something exsists they will start to believe you The war with the indians was causing emotional strain Political Figures wanted their land so they wanted the people of Salem to turn against one another, then their government would corrupt Chemical balance due to lack of sunlight. Which is a lack of vitamin D, which can cause sickness. 17 people died awaiting their trial At one point a
Judge was accused
of being a witch. This man was Nathaniel Saltonstall. When Sarah Good was accused of witch craft she stated, "I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life God will give you blood to drink." 165 people were accused of being a witch over 10 months Long after these horrible events, the governor made a proclamation that all those accused of being a witch were in fact innocent. People of Salem sent people to go arrest their old minister, accusing him of being a wizard
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