Salem Witch Trails

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Salem Witch Trails

1692-Daughter & niece of Samuel Parris fell ill. They failed to improve, so he diagnosed it as witchcraft.

June 15, 1692-Cotton Mather wrote a letter to the court requesting the court does not use spectral evidence and that the trials were quicker.

May 31, 1692-Six people are examined and sent to prision. Two of the six people escaped and didn't return to Salem until after the trials were done.

August 5, 1692-Six more people, including John and Elizabeth Proctor are pronounced guilty and senteced to be hung.

The Salem Witch Trails were a series of hearings/prosecutions for people accused of witchcraft. These events happened in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693.

The Salem Witch Trials began in the summer of 1692, when a group of young girls claimed to be possessed by the devil. They then accused several local women of witchcraft.

The Salem Witch Trials had a huge impact of the future of Salem. Neighbors couldn't trust neighbors. Fear overtook the town. People continued to accuse eachother, even though they were cleared of witchcraft in the end. They couldn't shake the accusations

"Chronology of Events Relating to the Salem Witchcraft Trial of 1692." Chronology of Events Relating to the Salem Witchcraft Trial of 1692. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2015."Salem Witch Trials." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 30 Sept. 2015.Heather Lee Coenen

July 19, 1692-Five others are hung at Gallows Hill.

By: Adeline Coenen

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