What Was The Accused Of Witchcraft In The Salem Witch Trials

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The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692.
BY 1690 some two dozen people had been accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts in early 1692 several girls in Salem village a farm community near bustling salem town were stricken with seizures. villagers attributed the seizures to witchcraft as the girls named those supposedly responsible for their afflictions, other residents of salem village and near by towns testified that they too were victims of witchcraft. They claimed other villagers used demonic powers to kill their children, sicken their farm animals, and otherwise harm their families and property.
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