The Salem Witch Trials: Life's Of 19 Men, Women And Children

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The Salem Witch Trials began in the 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. The Salem Witch Trials caused the life’s of 19 men, women, and children. Throughout the months of 1692 more than 150 people were accused of witchcraft or being a servant to the devil. Witchcraft is the practice of magic involving spells and spirits. The first person who was hanged for being a servant to the devil was a women. Bridget Bishop, she was the first woman to be hanged, she was hanged on June 10, 1692. Along with her over 200 men, women, and children were also accused of serving to the devil and doing his evil magic (History.com). The key aspect that is being discussed are that men and children were hanged in the 1692 because they were accused for being witches or doing his magic. It shows how the witch trials not only accused women, but also men and children. Bridget Bishop’s death later lead the deaths of 20 other people. Another key aspect that is being discussed is that people would accused others of being witches believing that they will be safe from getting questioned of serving to the devil. Many puritans believe that witches were actually …show more content…

Similar to when the girls of the Salem Witch Trials were put on trial they were afraid because they never been through that situation so they would eventually lie or make up the story to be protected. Many of these children who do go through this would have problems later on in life because they have to live with the guilt that they accused an innocent person for their own safety. Children should not have to testify for something because they will end up messing the whole situation and the

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