Salem Witch Trials

Abby Kaiser

How did it start?

The Salem Witch Trials happened in Salem, Massachusetts from 1692- 1693.The first accusers were the young girls. There slave, Tituba, told them stories about witchcraft. They accused the people that couldn't defend themselves. They were mostly young girls. The evidence that someone was a witch was the way they acted. If they thought someone was a witch then they had to "witch" had to do tests. One of the tests is that you had to say the Lord's Prayer and if they stumbled, hesitated, or spasmed out then they were considered a witch.


What happened?

If you were a witch, then you got executed. You were executed by getting hanged. One man got pressed. There as a Salem Village and a Salem Town. In the the Salem Village, the people were the accusers. In the town, they were accused of witchcraft. Reverend Parris was a supporter of the Salem Witch Trials.


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Works Cited

"An Account of the Salem Witchcraft Investigations, Trials, and Aftermath." An Account of the Salem Witchcraft Investigations, Trials, and Aftermath. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.


"Smithsonian.com." Smithsonian Magazine. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2013.


"Salem Witch Trials - 1692 Salem - Economic and Social Divisions - DiscoverySchool.com."Salem Witch Trials - 1692 Salem - Economic and Social Divisions - DiscoverySchool.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.