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Salem Witch Trials
Transcript of Salem Witch Trials
By Sam Sisney, Sarah McMillian, Stockman Dorn, Lyric Wigfall
The Salem Witch Trials occurred between 1692 and 1693 in colonial Massachusetts.
Took the role of prosecutor rather than an impartial judge
Altered the tradition from previous trials to not only confess but to name other witches.
Role of Puritanism
Puritans believed the work of witchcraft was the work of the devil.
Pre-trial witch hunts
It was common in Europe during the time
1300 -1600 AD tens of thousands of witches executed in Europe
Names of Witches
Usually women, some men
Many people were accused of using "Devils Magic"
Names of Witches Cont.
The End to Witch Hunts
The governor of Massachusetts put a stop to the Salem Witch Trials when his wife was accused of being a witch
"Blame and Shame"
Outcome of the Trials
19 were hung on Gallows Hill, a 71-year-old man was pressed to death with heavy stones, several people died in jail and nearly 200 people, overall, had been accused
Account of Events
October 16, 1691
October 8, 1692
Account of Events
June 15, 1692
Resisting to WitchCraft
Refusing to Stand for Trial
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