Tituba's Rights: The Salem Witch Trials Of 1692

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During the late 17th century, there were many accusations of witchcraft within the thirteen colonies. Many men and women of all ages and authority were accused of witchcraft. When the British were colonizing North America, the traditions of witchcraft were supposedly taken to the new land with the colonists. The Salem Witch Trials taught people that they shouldn’t believe everything they are told and that people shouldn’t assume something without having specific research that can prove it. It also taught us other morals like that people shouldn’t spread rumors that they aren’t sure are true or not. People should take the knowledge of what happened to the colonies during the Salem Witch Trials and realize how the system of justice has changed or how it should change and why the rights of all people should be protected, no matter race, gender, age, or wealth. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 were one of the most influential events that lead to women fighting for their rights and the beliefs of Joseph McCarthy and McCarthyism, while showing the United States how the court systems were effected and how they …show more content…

Tituba was an older woman, who was sold from the Barbados to be a slave in the colonies. Tituba worked for Samuel Parris, the minister of Salem’s main church, and was one of the first people to be accused of performing witchcraft, along with Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne, within the colony of Salem. Many of the girls would turn on each other, in order to stay alive. These witches used and needed witchcraft in everyday life. It was said that Tituba had a circle of witches, almost like a witch army that she commanded that would attack other people with. After a while, people believed that Tituba’s circle met inside of the Parris household. (See Figure 1 in the Appendix) Tituba disappeared after the trials, and was never seen

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