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The Salem Witch Trials
Transcript of The Salem Witch Trials
- 200+ people were accused of
- 19 executed
- Colony admitted it was a mistake in the end & compensated victims' families.
- Synonymous with paranoia & injustice
People centuries ago believed that the devil gave certain people powers in exchange for loyalty to the devil.
There were disputes over land and resources Puritans thought it was the devil's work
These people were known as witches.
Over ten thousand were accused
Mostly women were accused and executed.
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO!
Blumberg, Jess. "A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials". Smithsonianmag.com. 24 Oct. 2007. web. 02 Sep. 2013.
Blumberg, Jess. "A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials". Smithsonianmag.com.
24 Oct. 2007. web. 02 Sep. 2013.
Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
Political "witch hunt"
A witchcraft trial is being held in a courtroom. The lady or “witch” in the picture has seemed to use her evil magic onto the man and killing him. As you can see the people are astonished and scared in the background
This picture is a woman who is walking to her execution site. Over 200 people were killed from 1692 to 1693. Mostly women were executed.
The lady shown on the ground of the courtrooms name is Mary Walcott. She was one of the first victims of the Salem witchcraft.
The Sad Tale of Sarah Good
Sarah Good lived during the 1950's. The family she had with her second husband was homeless. They were eventually regarded as beggars that were a nuisance to the town. She was arrested with two other women, and became the first woman accused during the Salem Witch Trials. Her own family turned against her and indirectly accused her of being a witch. People made up "evidence" to prove that she was a witch. Her own daughter claimed that Good had stabbed her with a knife. Good was condemned but allowed to stay alive until her baby was born, Shortly after birth, her child died in the prison. Soon after, Good was executed still refusing to confess. In fact, her refusal to confess forced condemnation even more than the accusations. Her daughter, Dorcas, was also accused of witchcraft and imprisoned for seven months.
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