The salem witches

Devon Hall

The First Accusers

The first people accused were Tituba, the Parris' Caribbean slave; Sarah Good, a homeless beggar; and Sarah Osborne, an elderly woman. The reason they were accused was because two young girls Elizabeth and Abigail Williams girls got a strange sickness, and these were the woman who they chose to blame. Back then they thought the kids were acting devilish now researchers think it was ergot from eating moist bread or rye to be specific.


All three women were put to jail because one, Tituba said the devil came to here and told her to serve him. she claimed to see images of black dogs, red cats, and yellow birds. She also claimed to signed his book and that there were many other witches sent to destroy the puritans.

  1. one was to pass a simple test like reciting the lords prayer.
  2. Physical evidence like birthmarks or other blemishes were considered portals that the devil could come in through.
  3. witness testimony
  4. spectral evidence
  5. confession ones who confessed were rarely hung.

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Where and when

The trials happened in 1692 in salem Massachusetts and surrounding areas

How were they executed

June 10 Bridget Bishop, July 19 Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Good, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe, Sarah Wildes, August 19 George Burroughs, Martha Carrier, John Willard, George Jacobs, Sr. ,John Proctor September 22 Martha Corey, Mary Eastey, Ann Pudeator, Alice Parker, Mary Parker, Wilmott Redd, Margaret Scott, Samuel Wardwell, These were all hung at gallows hill

Giles Corey was pressed to death

Sarah Osborn, Roger Toothaker, Lyndia Dustin, Ann Foster, these and as many as thirteen others died in prison.

Why the economy caused a hysteria

They were under stress and the rich sometimes were accused but they were allowed to get away with things or escape punishment due to their influence and riches.


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