Salem Witch Trials Term Paper by Suzanne

Salem Witch Trials
A look at the horror of these trials and their impact on the Puritan community of late 17th century Massachusetts.
# 1468 | 3,446 words | 18 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 17, 2003 in History (Religion) , History (U.S. American Society, 1640-1750)

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"For more than a year between January 1692 and May 1693, an outbreak of witch craft terrified the residents living in the town of Salem, Massachusetts. Hundreds of people were accused, the majority forced to deteriorate in jail while their cases were studied and considered for trial. Accused witches were forced to confess to witchcraft, under the fear that if they did not, they would be executed. The trials were usually brutal and unfair, the charged were guilty before proven innocent, and the only option for their survival was to confess and name their charges. In reality, there never were any real witches in Salem, it all began with one little girl named Abigail Williams and the lies and stories that she told."

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