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    notorious Salem witchcraft episode begun. This witch-hunt was very different from what was seen in the New England witch-hunts. The Salem witch-hunts, last longer, jailed more suspects and covered a larger area of land. (Ray page 1). Why was the Salem witch-hunt so different from the previous hunts seen in New England? Benjamin Ray gives multiple reasons in his book Satan and Salem, but one reason seems to stick out of the many reasons, to be a very important role in the explosion of the Salem witch-hunts

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    The Salem witch trials how did it all happen why did it all start? It all comes back to two young kids they were acting strange they were not them self people believed that they were possessed by the devil they were thought to be witches. how did the devil become associated with witches and witchcraft? why did people believe that people was processed they just wanted to have a reason to hang someone since then the colony had learned from its mistakes but yet they think there are witches out and

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    Salem witch trial The Salem witch trials were a dark time in our history, filled with paranoia, betrayal, the innocence of children, and vengeance.The incident would be so severe that it would leave bitter scars that have continued to this day. Something like the trials was bound to happen with all the ill things going on at the time but, the one who really started it was Abigail williams.The girls were trying out a technique that involves putting egg wipes into a bottle of water to see what the

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    people until a compromise was found. Most women accused as witches were older, ugly, and unkempt (Wilson; 26; Roach 84). If someone was different in any way they could be accused as a witch; age, physical disability, mental disability, looked down on, powerless, outcasts, or criminals (Smith; how). The witch trials would then continue, so special courts were needed. A special court was set up by Sir William Phips to decide the fate of the witches. The two courts were Oyer; to hear, and terminer;

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    (Miller 1) injected into a society paranoid by the tyrannical cultural adoptions of external nations, the threat of political progression and modification has induced a plaguing hysteria among opponents of the frightening creed. Likewise, the Salem Witch Trials, conducted in the shadows of flawed morality within an alienated theocratic culture, led to the justification of twenty deaths, corroborated by spectral suspicions initiated by little girls which quickly proceeded into the throne of power as

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    even though as human you are entitled to a fair trial, you are not entitled to justice. Throughout history, many reforms and movements have forged our judicial system, the judicial system currently is undeniably more foolproof than it was before the 1900s. Even though the system has improved in numerous ways by laws and amendments such as the 6th amendment in 1791, but history repeats itself. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and the Scottsboro Boys Trials are embodiments of this saying, they may have

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    First of all, I wanted to talk about what Salem Witch Trial is and who are the persons involve in this event. Salem Witch Trials, according to Encyclopedia Britannica is “A series of investigations and persecutions that caused 19 convicted “witches” to be hanged and many other many suspects to be imprisoned in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.” There are many people involve in Salem Witch Trials and I’ll be going to describe their role in this event, followed by the different case studies

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    Were the Salem Witch Trials made up by leaders just to gain power in the community? The Salem Witch Trials were a hysteria that took place in 1692 when Abigail Williams, Betty Parris, and Ann Putnam started acting strangely. The girls were checked out by a doctor, who was the first on to suggest that the girls were bewitched. This hysteria spread because the girls accused other women of being witches and that the women had spells cast upon them, and this is what caused them to act in this way. These

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    Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat in some way have used “witch- hunting” to harm others. According to the Merriam Webster, witch-hunting is “the searching out and deliberate harassment of those (such as political opponents) with unpopular views”. The argument is made that the communication among others on social media has drastically increased and has led to thousands of witch-hunts. Social media is similar to the events of the 1692 Salem witch trials and the written play The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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    many of the witch hysterias died down, however the Puritans who had immigrated to America brought many of the old views and feelings to the colonies. In late 1691, a group of young Salem girls began to act strangely (Stewart 14). It began when Elizabeth and Abigail Williams, the daughter and niece of Reverend Samuel Parris, heard stories of magic from a slave named Tituba (Witch hunt 13). These girls began speaking nonsense and refused to pray; they were quickly declared bewitched (Cry Witch 7). When

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