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The Real Salem Witch Trials

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Devon Barnett

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Transcript of The Real Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials Project
The Real Salem Witch Trials
The Salem witch trials was a set of trials that led to the executions of everyday men and women in Salem because they were thought to be sending out their spirit on other people in the village.
Describe The Salem Witch Trials as they occurred in history
The trials started when the local authorities received a simple complaint from a victim of witchcraft. When the trials did start in 1692 the village had just recovered from war, epidemic, and political upheaval. This was a reason why the community had started accusing people of witchcraft.
When the trials started in 1692 the village had just recovered from war, epidemic, and political upheaval. This was a reason why the community had started accusing people of witchcraft.
another reason for the trials was the rivalry between the Putnam and Porter families for their personal differences.
What does the historical record of the actual Salem Witch Trials of 1692-93 show us that Miller's dramatic account does not?
The historical records show us why the Salem witch witch trials actually began and why they were starting to begin, Miller's dramatic account does not show us exactly why they were beginning and his dramatic account also does not show us the rivalry between the Putnam and porter families because of their differences.
Who were the "real" people involved and what happened to them?
The girls in the village were not the only ones accusing people of witchcraft, the Putnam family were as well. They accused Daniel Andrew, Phillip English, Francis Nurse, and George Burroughs. these people were not hanged but they were jailed.
Several other people were accused as well, such as, Bridget Bishop, Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Good, Elizabeth Howe, Sarah Wildes, Susannah Martin, George Burroughs, Martha Carrier, Amanda Jane Hoyle, George Jacobs, Sr., John Proctor, John Willard, Giles Corey, Martha Corey, Mary Eastey, Alice Parker, Mary Parker, Ann Pudeator, Margaret Scott, Wilmot Redd, Samuel Wardwell Sr., these 20 that were accused 19 were executed and Giles Corey was pressed to death.
by Devon Barnett
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