How Did The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

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The Massachusetts Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were unfortunate, unforgettable tragedies that resulted in the slaughtering of innocents, tests and punishments against accused witches, and ultimately regret that tore a community apart. Puritans were wary of witchcraft so by the end of May 1692 prisons were full of people who were believed to have sold their soul to the devil (Wilson 103). However, the accused citizens had much to say about that outrageous claim.
Sarah Good, a woman executed in July of 1692 due to the Salem Witch Trials yelled this as she was being convicted; “You are a liar. I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life God will give you my blood to drink” (Brandt 34). George Jacobs, a man executed in August of 1692 said ”You tax me a wizard, you may as well tax me for a buzzard, I have done no wrong”(Brandt 34). There are many more statements that the convicted had used to beg others to believe that they had used no magic. Unfortunately, despite what any of these men and women tried to say to make themselves look uninvolved with …show more content…

These are few of many people who were not as lucky as some, they never made it out alive. (Dicanio 18). At the end of the Salem Witch Trial tragedy many were dead. However, some verdicts were unusual. There was one man who refused to enter the courthouse, and therefore was tortured and killed (Brooks “History of Massachusetts”). Six men and women were found guilty, yet pardoned (Brooks “History of Massachusetts”). Five men even pled guilty and were pardoned (Brooks “History of Massachusetts”). Four died in prison while ten accused men and women escaped (Brooks “History of Massachusetts”). Two dogs were even shot and killed because they were suspected of witchcraft (Brooks “History of

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