Chapman Israel HIST101 short paper

Chapman Israel HIST101 short paper - 1 The Salem Witch...

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1 The Salem Witch Trials Israel M. Chapman HIST101 – American History to 1877 Professor Kimberly Rush American Public University
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2 The Salem Witch Trials In January of 1691 Betty Parris, a young girl became strangely ill suffering from what odd acts of hysteria and delusions. She resided in the household of Reverend Samuel Parris who called Doctor Griggs, the local doctor. He was unable to find anything physically or medically wrong with Betty and professed that her actions could only be explained as witchcraft. The puritans that encompassed most of the village in Salem Mass wanted answers and Betty began to point fingers at other women stating that they bewitched her. Among those she accused were Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne who both claimed their innocence. The third accused, Tituba, whom was the Reverend Samuel Parris’s slave confessed to witchcraft from her guilt of practicing fortune telling. All three women were sent from Salem to a prison Boston. Not long after their imprisonment Sarah Osborne passed away from what was noted as natural causes, a plague of
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