Causes Of Salem Witch Trials In 1962

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For Salem, 1962 was a very negatively eventful year. Not only were the town’s annual production levels low, but the smallpox virus had run rampant throughout the community. To top off the chaos, the Salem witch trials had begun. These trials were a famously known series of court trials formed to punish people accused of communicating with the devil, otherwise known as witchcraft. From May 1962 through June 1963, many blameless individuals of Salem, Massachusetts were accused of witchcraft and eventually lost their life. It was rare for an innocent citizen to be proved not guilty. This all began when a group of young girls claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. From the fits to the punishments breaking
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