D49841-Salem Witch Trials

D49841-Salem Witch Trials - Salem Witch Trials Trials The...

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The Salem Witch Trials The Salem Witch Trials began in what is now known as Danvers Massachusetts. In the 17 th century Danvers was known as Salem Massachusetts. The Salem Witch Trials lasted from June of 1692 to September of 1692. By the end of the trials 150 people had spent time in jail and 24 innocent people were killed.
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The Salem Witch Trials The trials began with 11 year old Abigail Williams and 9 year old Elizabeth Parris. These girls acted in a manner that was strange to the Puritans of the time.
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The Salem Witch Trials Abigail Williams was Elizabeth’s cousin. Elizabeth Parris was the daughter of the town minister. Abigail and Elizabeth were not allowed to have toys or play like most children of the time would, this was seen as idleness and sinful. Instead the girls were encouraged to concentrate on chores and studying bible verses.
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At night Abigail and Elizabeth would spend their nights by the fire with Reverend Parris’s slave Tituba (from Barbados). Tituba entertained the girls with magic, fortune telling and story telling from her homeland. This was forbidden by Puritan law.
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