SALEM WITCH TRIALS NHD 2018

SALEM WITCH TRIALS NHD 2018

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  • THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS 1692-1693
  • GUILTY
  • The mass hysteria of witchcraft in Salem Village, Massachusetts started with a group of young girls. These girls claimed to be possessed by the devil and proceeded to accuse several local women of witchcraft.
  • Trials first arose with a special court in Salem to hear the cases and prove women either guilty of witchcraft or innocent without charge.
  • GUILTY
  • Bridget Bishop was one of the first "witches" to be hanged.. Her execution took place the June of 1692.
  • Hanged for business with the devil
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  • More than 150 men, women, and children were accused of dealing with the devil over the next few months.
  • 19 men and women had been hung through the 9 months of hysteria.
  • Witchcraft first erupted in the Parris household. Tituba, an enslaved women belonging to Samuel Parris, was accused of bewitching four Salem girls within the time frame of January to March.
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