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Salem Witch Trials 1692

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BC: You have been warned!

FC: Salem Witch Trials

1: By Courtney Mayes, Kelsey Wallace, Anna Wong, Megan Misenheimer, and Taylor Hauck

3: Puritanism *"Purity" of worship and doctrine *Church rules in all civil matters *Invisible world inhabited by God and his angels *Women subserivient to men *"Children are to be seen, not heard" *Harsh rules *Strict governing

4: Causes Two girls named Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne attempted to tell a couple, John and Tituba Indian, their fortune with a crystal ball. The girls then were given warrants to be arrested after confessing they were innocent. Superstition was also another major cause of the trials because people had a lack of scientific reasoning for events and feared what was happening.

5: Puritan Beliefs The Puritans believe that if you sinned or did not convert to Puritanism during your lifetime, you would go to hell. They believed that people who practiced witchcraft had connections with the Devil and that they were sinners. Therefore, they did not like witchcraft because they thought it was a practice of the Devil.

6: Cotton Mather -Zealous minister -Witchcraft hype -Witches be punished harshly -Claimed "the Devil is at work in Salem" | John Proctor -Denounced witchcraft -Later accused of witchcraft & hanged

7: Ann Putnam Jr. -Went with friends to experience fortune telling with slave Tituba - When she, Betty Parris, and Abigail Williams acted wierd, she accused Sarah Good, Sarah Osbourne, and Tituba of witchcraft - Accused 62 people of witchcraft

8: Trials - John Hathorne, Jonathan Corwin, and Bartholomew Gedney were the judges of the Court of Oyer and Terminer and were the main judges for the Salem witch trials

9: Execution - many people were executed in the salem witch trials - the main way that people were executed was by hanging and burning at the stake - also some people, such as Roger Toothaker, died in prisons

10: The Final Moments -The Final witch trial was held in January of 1693. -A man named Governor Phips ended the witch trials by pardoning the remaining accused in May 1693. | Why? -Respected ministers started to believe that some innocent people were being accused and executed for witchcraft on unreliable evidence. -Reverend Increase Mather stated, "It were better than ten suspected witches should escape than one innocent person should be condemned." -People from all walks of life, rich and poor, beggar and merchant, were being accused -The accused that confessed to witchcraft wanted to revoke their former confessions

11: Aftermath -Many were still in jail because they could not pay for their release. The law stated that prisoners had to pay for food and board before being released. -Many convicted had their property confiscated by the government. This left families penniless and homeless. -Houses and fields were left untended, and the planting season was interrupted. -These crop failures continued in Salem for years. The Puritans felt that these events were caused by God's punishment for innocent hangings. -Therefore, a day of fasting and prayer for forgiveness was ordered for January 13, 1697

13: Works Cited Campbell, Donna M.. "The Salem Witch Trials." Literary Elements. 05/27/2007. Washington Sate University. 23 Feb 2008 . Dundes, Alan. "Witchcraft."The World Book Encyclopedia. 1986. "Causes of The Salem Witch Craft Trials." Planet Papers. 23/02/2008. 23 Feb 2008 . "Salem Witch Trials." Discovery Education. 23 February 2008 . Sutter, Tim. "Salem Witch Trials FAQ." 23 FEB 2008 . Sutter, Tim. "Aftermath." 22 FEB 2008 . Photographs. 25 Feb 2008..

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