The factors. geography and religion, both helped shape the southern, and Plymouth colonies differently, The Southern colonies had a longer growing season which meant more cash crops, and the Plymouth colonies had a short growing season so that meant farms for only the family. These were how the colonies were
One noticeable between the two systems of government, was the fact that people in New England had a chance to rise on the social and political chain unlike people in Chesapeake region. Due to Bacon's Rebellion, people in Virginia were worried about others going against the crown and it was not possible for people to reach a higher status because of it. The differences in the two colonies made the possibility for government either possible, or completely
Between 1692 and 1693, in Salem Village, Massachusetts, the Salem witch trials were taking place. In the event, many were accused of witchcraft and some were even executed. This event had left many curious as to what caused the people to accept witchcraft and treat it as a crime. To explain the trials, Paul Boer and Stephen Nissenbaum wrote the book Salem Possessed: The Social Origins of Witchcraft in which they analyzed and broke down key components of the witch trials.
In Rosalyn Schanzer’s Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem, there is a catastrophe in Salem, Massachusetts, in the 1690’s. There were accusations after accusations after accusations about witchcraft. Also, people weren’t satisfied with just accusing one person. In the end, 25 lives were lost.
Most all people who accused others for being witches were young girls. Many people were put to death because of these people accusing them. After the trials were done they were very deeply regretting their decisions when they found the women that were accusing were lying and found guilty. On February 29, the girls blamed three women for cursing them: Tituba, a slave; Sarah Good, a homeless woman; and Sarah Osborne, an elderly woman. Not until 1957, 250 years later, did Massachusetts apologize for what they the Witch Trials did.
Rosalyn Schanzer’s book Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem describes the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, during which twenty innocent people died and many more were stripped of everything they had. To this day it is unclear exactly why this tragic event happened, but there are many theories. My theory is that the salem witch trials began due to a combination of hysteria, post traumatic stress disorder, and religious views.
In Witches: The Absolutely True Tale Of Disaster In Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer people in the town of Salem were Condemned for being witches. By the end of it all more than 200 people were accused and 20 were executed. Horridly they accused people from all ages, everyone from teenager to ancient was accused. But why? The Salem Witch Trials were caused by hysteria, popularity, and revenge.
The lecture 10 mention, “the idea of iron central control was becoming archaic. The rebellion led by a disgruntled member of the gentry occurred in Virginia in 1676. ". Rebellion of the colonies was
The Salem Witch Trials was just a hoax performed by some young girls who had nothing else better to do. They started to claim that they were possessed by the devil. Those girls then began to convict other men but mostly women that they were practicing witchcraft. The girls had inicated a rumor. They had begun an event that they no longer had control of.
Lastly, I am going to talk about the final and the most important and impacting reason of the witch trials, and that was people and their beliefs. Everybody had their own way of living and doing things just as we do now. If they saw something that was against their belief they automatically assumed there was evil or something that was not right. “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” That was their religion so if they thought they were a witch they were put death instantly.