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The Crucible: The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

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I chose to do this term paper on the Salem Witch Trials because this topic has always fascinated me. I watched a movie when I was younger called “The Crucible” and it was interesting to me. I have always wondered if these people was innocent, or really “witches.” Why were all these people killed? Was these people men or women? How many people were murdered because of witchcraft? In this paper I am going to get to the bottom of the trials. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 occurred in a small town called Salem, which is in Massachusetts. This town had been accused of being possessed by the Devil. Young girls had been accused of practicing witchcraft. Witchcraft is the belief in the supernatural. Specifically, beliefs of the devil giving certain…show more content…
Nineteen individuals was hanged because it was unacceptable to use witchcraft. If you had been known to use witchcraft, you was basically shunned. (history.com) Was these people men or women? There were eighteen teenage girls hanged, and one man. John Proctor was actually the first man that was accused of being a witch. (history.com) Was these people really innocent? Out of the eighteen teenage girls, only one had actually performed witchcraft. The man that was hanged, John Proctor, never used witchcraft. He did not want to live with a ruined name, so he chose to die. (law2.umkc.edu) Why were they all accused? Abagail’s uncle saw them in the woods, and eventually turned them in. John Proctor was accused because Abagail turned him in for revenge. (history.com) How many in the court found them guilty? Everyone voted guilty. (law2.umkc.edu) The Salem Witch Trials was just a sad story of teenage girls who thought they was just having fun, but Abagail ruined it for them by performing real witchcraft. She thought Proctor would one day have feelings for her, so she wanted his wife dead. The trials was a ton of finger pointing and framing other people so Abagail would not get caught, but in the end, she
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