Salem Witch Trials

By: Stormy Breece

What is it?

http://www.history.com/topics/salem-witch-trials/videos/salem-witch-trials


The Salem Witch Trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of 20 people, most of them women 12 other women had previously been executed in Massachusetts and Connecticut during the 17th century. Witch “Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.”

Belief in the supernatural in the devil’s practice of giving certain humans the power to harm others in return for their loyalty had developed in Europe as early as the 14th century, and was widespread in colonial New England. The harsh realities of life in the community of Salem Village at the time included the after-effects of a British war with France in the American colonies in 1689, a recent smallpox, fears of attacks from neighboring Native American tribes and a longstanding rivalry with the more wealthy community of Salem Town. in the middle of these simmering tensions, the Salem witch trials would be fueled by residents suspicions toward their neighbors, as well as their fear of outsiders. There where 20 people kill during this event.

http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/witch-hunts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkWe5RobtpE

My quotes

“Sometimes painfully lost people can teach us lessons that we didn't think we needed to know, or be reminded of---the more history changes, the more it stays the same.”
Shannon L. Alder http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/witch-hunts


“When you are being judged by someone that has no idea who you are always remember this: Dogs always bark at strangers and usually there is always some wacko neighbor that wants to try out their new gun on an intruder.”
Shannon L. Alder http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/witch-hunts


“It is one thing to believe in witches, and quite another to believe in witch-smellers.”
G.K. Chesterton, Eugenics and Other Evils: An Argument Against the Scientifically Organized State http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/witch-hunts


“They had set forth to rid their town of evil and had managed to rid it of pleasure as well.”
Angel Cox, A Day in the Darkhttp: /www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/witch-hunts


The Stanford prison experiment was a study of how much power people can have with out abusing it. There was a choose that people can choose to be a gard or a prisoner. This relates to the salem witch tirals because it shows what people do when they have to much power and how they use it against other people. The gardes used there power way too much that the fake prisoners felt think they where real ones. They people of Salem accused innocent girls of being witches witch they wasnet.