Salem Witch Trials

By: Lelia and Siham

The Puritans

Who where the Puritans?

They Puritans were a religious group of Christian, and came originally from England, they believed that the Universe was created by God. And that human beings are sinful and corrupt by nature, and only God can help them with god’s will if they follow the Bible. They believe that the bible is god’s words.

When did the Puritans travel to America?

The Puritans travelled to America in the beginning of the seventeenth century.

How did the Puritans travel to America?

The Puritans went from England and sailed to America on the Mayflower, and they landed, fortuitously, on Cape Cod in November 1620.

Salem

What happened in Salem?

The people in Salem where very strict and religious Christian people. They followed god’s words, which was written in the bible. They did not have much to do other than working or going to church. And not going to church was considered being a sin. Several centuries ago, many practicing Christians, and those of other religions, had a strong belief that the Devil could give certain people known as witches the power to harm others in return for their loyalty. In Salem, there was a big issue, because a couple of girls started to claim that they have seen the devil and wrote in his black book, and seeing things that was not true. And speciously one girl, that did all of that just in the name of revenge, and Love. In Salem, they were hunting witches and they believed that when the girls confessed on seeing the devil they were able to point out the witches in the society. Which made them important, getting attention, being heard, and having people listen to them. Therefore, the girls now became some sort of "Jesus," that could point out the devils worker among us. When innocent people where just dying. It was all just a lie.

Who benefitted from them?

The girls and "Hale the preast" got beniffeted from the witchcraft, because they wanted to earn respect, attention, power, and status.

What caused the witchhunts? Who benefitted from them?

In Salem the people are very religious so witchcraft is not allowed in the religion of god. And they follows god's words, and his words is mention in the bible.

The thing that caused the witchhunts is there's a vers in the bible where it is written that " Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." (Verse 22, line 18)