Difference between revisions of "Salem Witch Trials"

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A couple of girls were fooling around everywhere saying that people were pricking them and that they were about to die. Some of the people were hung for nothing.
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May-October 1692
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In the town of Salem, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, several girls who were listening to the voodoo tales of a West Indian slave, Tibuta, said they were posessed by devils. They then proceeded in saying the names of three innocent women. These women were brought to trial and, under pressure, falsely stated the names of others who were working together to posess the girls. These three woomen, along with sixteen others, were falsely accused of witchcraft and were hung. Nearly 150 were imprisoned.
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Later on, people began to doubt there really were witches. The colonial legistlature took back their accusations, and the trials were stopped.

Revision as of 16:04, 13 December 2006

May-October 1692

In the town of Salem, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, several girls who were listening to the voodoo tales of a West Indian slave, Tibuta, said they were posessed by devils. They then proceeded in saying the names of three innocent women. These women were brought to trial and, under pressure, falsely stated the names of others who were working together to posess the girls. These three woomen, along with sixteen others, were falsely accused of witchcraft and were hung. Nearly 150 were imprisoned.


Later on, people began to doubt there really were witches. The colonial legistlature took back their accusations, and the trials were stopped.