Salem Witch Trials

Salem Witch Trials

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  • Witch!
  • It wasn't me!
  • Girls in Salem town began acting very weird. They would cry and whine and make weird noises. Many people thought it was witchcraft.
  • Off to jail with you!
  • The first two girls who were acing up: The pastor"s niece and daughter. In Salem town, everyone HAD to be a very strict puritan. They accused the African slave who had been telling the girls stories of African folktales. 
  • The African slave went to court for the accusation of being a witch. When the trials were happening, they did not really go off of a lot of evidence and would do crazy things to test them.
  • After she was put on trial, she went to jail. But many others were not as lucky...
  • Some were hung or even tortured to death.
  • Finally, after many people died and even more were put in jail, they finally realized that what they ere doing was wrong, and the Salem trials were over. What we can learn from the Salem witch trials is that the Puritans were very strict and that they believed their way was best.   The End
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