How Did The Salem Witch Trials Start

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The Salem Witch Trials began during the spring of 1692 in February and ended a year later in May, and took place in Massachusetts. Over 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft and 20 people were executed. There are a few theories about the cause of the Salem Witch Trials. The first theory claims the reason why it all began was because Tituba, a west Indian household servant in Salem, had been telling the young girls stories of demons, folklore, and spells. With it being such an isolated area, the young girls started to spread the stories throughout the neighborhood. Such stories of witches and demons and spells to ward them off or attract them had always been circulation, but under the influence of an “authority” like Tituba, the
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