The Salem Witch Trials

By: Dylan Wallace

Who were the first accusers? What happened that made them start to accuse people? What are the explanations for their behaviors?

The first accusers Ann Putnam, Abigail Williams, Reverend Parr.

They started accusing because people were starting to scream and having combultions.


Who did they accuse

Young females

What was used as evidence to show someone was a witch?

Put them under the water and if they floated they were a witch but if they sank and drowned they were not

Where did this event take place?

Colonial Massachusetts in a small village called Salem

When was the time period of the event?


How were people executed?

They were hung

What was the importance of the Lord’s Prayer?

The accused were to recite the lord's prayer with out slip ups or they would be found guilty of preforming witch crafts.

Why might the economy of Massachusetts have caused the hysteria?

Because people that were higher up in class were accusing the lower class farm people of being witches and wizards.