Salem Witch[1]


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Salem Witch[1]

  1. 1. The SalemWitchcraft Trials By Justin Fragala JR. Division Individual Documentary
  2. 2. * The Beginning * <ul><li>In 1629 Salem was settled in Massachusetts, United States. </li></ul><ul><li>On January 20,1692, eleven year old Abigail Williams and nine year old Elizabeth Parris were too curious of the forbidden law of witchcraft. </li></ul><ul><li>Soon, in about mid-February, 1692, the two girls began to have “fits”. Then Ann Putnam Jr. and other Salem girl’s had fits. The Doctor said that this was the work of Witchcraft! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Beginning (continued) <ul><li>On February 25, 1692 Tituba was requested by her neighbors to bake a witch cake. (which is a cake with the afflicted’s urine.) This was then fed to a dog. (feeding the dog is said to counter the spell.) </li></ul>Soon the girl’s named their tormentors –Tituba, Sarah G. and Sarah O. Soon arrest warrants came out.
  4. 4. # The Trials # <ul><li>Tituba </li></ul><ul><li>During Tituba’s confession she talked of red rats, talking cats and a tall man wearing black (probably the Devil.) She also said that the man wearing black made her sign a book and that the others accused had also signed the book. She confessed for three days. Still no one knows why she confessed. She died in prison. </li></ul><ul><li>Martha Corey </li></ul><ul><li>In the middle of March Ann Putnam accused Martha for afflicting her. Martha was not likely to be a witch. She came to church, and she still lived with her second husband. She was put in jail and died of natural causes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. # The Trials # <ul><li>Rebecca Nurse </li></ul><ul><li>This 71 year old lady was also not likely to be a witch. Rebecca was a kindhearted lady and was favored by the community. The only flaw was she was deaf and did not answer when asked. She was hung. </li></ul><ul><li>Bridget Bishop </li></ul><ul><li>She was charged in the new form of government. At first she did not look like the witch. She was trialed in 1680 and was innocent. The public still wasn't convinced. They went through her house and found she had puppets that had pins and other sharp objects. She was hung. </li></ul>
  6. 6. ~ Trial and Ending ~ <ul><li>George Burrough </li></ul><ul><li>He was accused by Ann Putnam as the leader of all the witches. Surprisingly he was the old Minister. He was tested and his own temper got him killed. He said he had supernatural powers, He was hung. </li></ul><ul><li>The Ending </li></ul><ul><li>Salem apologized for the hanging of innocent people do to the fact that their crops were failing. </li></ul><ul><li>We in the future still accuse others about things we shouldn’t have done. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conflict And Compromise <ul><li>The Conflict of the Salem Witch trials is that the accused either died from hanging or in jail. </li></ul><ul><li>The Compromise was that the villagers crops were dying. They apologized. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why did it Start ? <ul><li>It started either from hysteria or they were angry at the person living next door. </li></ul><ul><li>The two girls “fits” were caused by a small case of small pox. </li></ul>