Salem Witch Trial Essay

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The youngest person accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials was Dorothy Good, a small girl only 4 years of age. The Salem Witch Trials were a very dark and mysterious time. Many people were accused of very serious things, such as taking young girls over and cursing the town with misfortune. Some were hung for these actions, or jailed for their lives. The Salem Witch trials happened between the years 1692-1693, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, Salem town. Between Feb 1692 and May 1693, over 150 people were arrested and imprisoned, with many more accused but not properly brought to justice by the authorities, and 19 were eventually hanged. The best known trials, were conducted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer in 1692 in Salem Town. Betty Parris and Abigail Williams were the first to experience the “witchcraft,” and reported it. The first accused were Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba. The politics were divided between two groups, the Loyalists and Rebels. Many were poor, and worked hard through the cold weather and woods. The Puritan church was the main ruler of the town Salem. Almost all life was centered around church life, with painfully long receptions every Sunday. The population was nearly all made of Puritans, making anyone who wasn't one, an outsider. The Puritans …show more content…

Across all of the pages, I would've done almost the same actions. She just did what was necessary to protect the ones she cared for. I almost fully support her actions for her situation. If Kit and the people of Blackbird Pond had lived today, none of this nonsense would be happening. No one would be hung or anything of the sort. If they would have lived in another area, such as England, Kit wouldn't of met the people she did, and experience the same things. Over all, I believe if they weren't in the new world, and in a the late 1600s, things may of gone

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