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The Salem Witch Trials

The Salem Witch Trials

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The Salem Witch Trials

  1. 1. SALEM WITCH TRAILS Created By : Quanesia Freeman Ladaysha Grimes Steven Ferguson
  2. 2. THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS  The Salem Witch Trial took place in present day Danvers, MA.  The Salem Witch Trials started in Spring 1692  The Salem Witch Trials ended in May 1693  19 people died during the Salem Witch Trials  4 accused died in prison  1 man was pressed to death for refusing to stand in trial  Between 100 and 200 people were arrested and sent to jail on witchcraft charges  Two dogs were shot or killed after being suspected of witchcraft
  3. 3. THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS How did people avoid execution? By confessing to being a witch or warlock ( didn’t necessarily let them get by )
  4. 4. THE SINK TEST Involved tying rocks to the accused person and placing them into water. If they sank, they were pronounced innocent. If they floated, they were pronounced a witch and then hanged.
  5. 5. THE END OF THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS The educated elites in Salem started putting an end to the witchcraft hysteria. Many started realizing that most of the people that were dead could have been innocent. They felt as if it was the devil who tricked them into thinking that the accused people were witches. Works were published on the subject, and sent to Governor Phips. In May of 1693, he ended all acquittals and released all of the remaining accused witches.
  6. 6. Giles Cory being suffocated by heavy rocks. George Jackson was accused of being a wizard and he was lynched.
  7. 7. Rebecca Nurse was accused of several counts of practicing witchcraft and was hung. Salem meeting place where all the trials took place
  8. 8. Mary Walcott being questioned and later accused and hung.
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