The Salem Witch Trails Written by: Rebecca Gillie Bry Sniadecki Kaleigh Kennedy Nina Marcano

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When Affliction, accusation, arrest, Jan-May 1692 Affliction, accusation, arrest, Jan-May 1692 Trials, Executions, June -Sept 1692 Trials, Executions, June -Sept 1692 In 1688 &1689, the King of England and the imperial governor of MA (Sir Edmond Andros) were removed from office. In 1688 &1689, the King of England and the imperial governor of MA (Sir Edmond Andros) were removed from office.

Text of The Salem Witch Trails Written by: Rebecca Gillie Bry Sniadecki Kaleigh Kennedy Nina Marcano

The Salem Witch Trails Written by: Rebecca Gillie Bry Sniadecki Kaleigh Kennedy Nina Marcano Where? Massachusetts Bay Colony Massachusetts Bay Colony Salem Village Salem Village Essex County Essex County The hangings took place at Gallows Hill The hangings took place at Gallows Hill When Affliction, accusation, arrest, Jan-May 1692 Affliction, accusation, arrest, Jan-May 1692 Trials, Executions, June -Sept 1692 Trials, Executions, June -Sept 1692 In 1688 &1689, the King of England and the imperial governor of MA (Sir Edmond Andros) were removed from office. In 1688 &1689, the King of England and the imperial governor of MA (Sir Edmond Andros) were removed from office. Conflict in the Church After having 3 different preachers from Samuel Parris was hired as preacher of the Salem Church after private negotiations in June 1689 After having 3 different preachers from Samuel Parris was hired as preacher of the Salem Church after private negotiations in June 1689 In October, 1689 the Parris family was given the parsonage and the land around it even though the Villagers had agreed in 1681 that the parsonage would not be transferred to specific people. It was supposed to be left available for the ministry forever. In October, 1689 the Parris family was given the parsonage and the land around it even though the Villagers had agreed in 1681 that the parsonage would not be transferred to specific people. It was supposed to be left available for the ministry forever. In Feb. 1689, Salem Villagers ask to separate Salem Town and Salem Village. In Feb. 1689, Salem Villagers ask to separate Salem Town and Salem Village. Hysteria in Salem Ignites When a few young girls claimed to be possessed a flame of paranoia and chaos was ignited throughout Salem. When a few young girls claimed to be possessed a flame of paranoia and chaos was ignited throughout Salem. The girls accused women in Salem county of bewitching them and claimed the women were witches. The girls accused women in Salem county of bewitching them and claimed the women were witches. When exposed to the women the young girls exhibited odd behaviors such as foaming and bleeding from the mouth and fits of seizures. When exposed to the women the young girls exhibited odd behaviors such as foaming and bleeding from the mouth and fits of seizures. The town of Salem became aware of this and was emerged into a state of mass chaos. The town of Salem became aware of this and was emerged into a state of mass chaos. Over 150 people were accused and arrested for practicing witchcraft. Over 150 people were accused and arrested for practicing witchcraft. The accused were jailed and tortured while they awaited trial. The accused were jailed and tortured while they awaited trial. The clergy set up a special court in Salem to try those who were accused. The clergy set up a special court in Salem to try those who were accused. The court was judged by Samuel Sewall, John Hathorne, and William Stoughton. The court was judged by Samuel Sewall, John Hathorne, and William Stoughton. Most of the accused were sentenced to be hanged. Most of the accused were sentenced to be hanged. The Famously Accused Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were the three women originally accused. Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne, and Tituba were the three women originally accused. Bridget Bishop- the first to be tried at the new court of Oyer and Terminer. Bridget Bishop- the first to be tried at the new court of Oyer and Terminer. Rebecca Nurse, age 75, was one of the oldest accused. Rebecca Nurse, age 75, was one of the oldest accused. -Some even wrote letters claiming Nurse was innocent and she was even questioned gently. -But, still she was sent to jail to await a trial that would sentence her to be hanged. John Proctor Unlike most, did not fall into the mass hysteria. Unlike most, did not fall into the mass hysteria. His pregnant wife was accused of being a witch and he burst into the courtroom as a last effort to testify for her. His pregnant wife was accused of being a witch and he burst into the courtroom as a last effort to testify for her. This apparently made him look just as guilty as her. This apparently made him look just as guilty as her. Elizabeth Proctor was accused and her husband was sentenced to be hanged for doing little more than defending her. Elizabeth Proctor was accused and her husband was sentenced to be hanged for doing little more than defending her. Mrs. Proctor was allowed to remain in jail until the baby was born. Mrs. Proctor was allowed to remain in jail until the baby was born. What evil spirit have you familiarity with? None. Have you made no contract with the devil? No. Why do you hurt these children? I do not hurt them. I scorn it. Why do you imploy then to do it? I imploy nobody. What creature do you imploy then? No creature. I am falsely accused. Dialogue based on the examination of Sarah Good by Judges Hathorne and Corwin, from The Salem Witchcraft Papers, Book II, p.355 ushistoryimages.com spookyfiles.com I am not a witch. I am innocent and know nothing of it Bridget Bishop enwikipedia.org Oh Lord, help me! It is false. I am clear. For my life now lies in your hands -Rebecca Nurse eyewitnesshistory.org They told me if I would not confess I should be put down into the dungeon and would be hanged, but if I would confess I should save my life. Margaret Jacobs Cited Sources Boyer, Paul & Nissenbaum, Stephen (1974). Salem possessed: The social origins of witchcraft. 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