The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials

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  • What????????????
  • In January 1692, Elizabeth Paris and Abigail Williams began having violent fits. The two girls excused some of Elizabeth's slaves to acts of bewitching them
  • Why meeeeee What did I Dooooooooo
  • The accused witches were put onto questioning. One of them confessed and the other two denied. The person who confessed claimed that there was other witches obeying the devil too.
  • Hmmmmmmm
  • In May the governor of Massachusetts William Phips established a court of oyer and the terminer on the cases. On June 2nd, the court had its first conviction against Bridget Bishop he was a suspected witch.
  • We are Truly Sorry for this Misunderstanding
  • Bridget Bishop was hanged on what would be known as Gallows Hill in Salem. She was one of the first people to get hanged. There was 5 more people that was hanged just that same month and 7 others died in jail.
  • The minister and. his father began urging there was not enough evidence to prove that witchcraft is actually going on.
  • In October 1692, Governor Phips dissolved the Court of Oyer and Terminer and released the people in prison for witchcraft charges. In January 1697, the Massachusetts General Court declared a day os fasting for the tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials and they cleared all of the names of those who were put to death because of it
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