Revolutionary War Cultural Factors

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The cultural factors of America were a strong influence towards the cause of the American Revolutionary War. In 1692 the majority of settlers in New England were Puritans, and rumors of witches were being spread through out the entire Massachusetts colony. Women were primarily victims of being witches and any women could be accused at any time. The ideas of witches, or witchcraft were threatening to the Puritan faith and sent a wave of fear through out New England. As a solution the colonist conducted the Salem Witch Trials. These trials consisted of torturing women until they confessed they were witches, so they could then be gruesomely executed in hopes their soul could be saved. ”Women played a prominent role in one of New England’s most
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