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Salem Witch Trials Questions and Answers (Q&A)

Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The Salem Witch Trials in 1692 were a dark time in American history. In colonial America, practicing witchcraft was a felony. More than 200 people were cited for practicing witchcraft, and 20...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The touch test was premised on the idea that victims of sorcery would have a special reaction to physical contact with their evil doer. In the cases where a possessed person fell into spells, the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jul 09, 2020
Judges searched for a witch s mark like a mole or birthmark.

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Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer
Answered: Mar 11, 2019
Ann Putnam Jr was a principal witness at the Salem Witch Trials of Massachusetts during the later portion of the 17th-century colonial America. She was born in October 1679 to Thomas Putnam and...Read More

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
There are three people depicted in Arthur Miller’s, “The Crucible.” They are most responsible for the Salem Witch Trials. Abigail Williams is mostly responsible for the Salem...Read More

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The Salem Witch Trials occurred because it was a classic example of scapegoating and fear combined with a "trigger." A traumatic or stressful incident is what often leads to scapegoating. It was...Read More

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A. Cook, English Professor
Answered: Mar 11, 2019
Salem is a historic city located on the coast in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States, located in the North Shore. It is a New England bedrock of history and is considered one of the...Read More

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The Salem Witch trials were a string of prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts. The people who were found guilty were executed by hanging. The trials began after...Read More

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O. Bickis, Corporate employee
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
For the most part, the men of Salem Village were involved in blaming, trying, and convicting the young women whose unusual behavior and outlandish accusations were at the heart of the trials....Read More

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
Witch phobia and prosecutions for the crime of witchcraft reached a high point from 1580 to 1630, during the Counter-Reformation and the European Wars of religion, where around 50,000 people were...Read More

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Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer
Answered: Mar 11, 2019
The Salem Witch Trials formally began in February 1692, when the afflicted girls accused the first three victims, Tituba, Sara Good, and Sara Osborne of witchcraft. The trial ended in 1693 when...Read More

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A. Cook, English Professor
Answered: Mar 11, 2019
The Salem Witchcraft trial of 1878, also known as Ipswich Witchcraft Trial and the Second Salem Witch Trial, was a well-known American civil case held in May 1875 in Salem, Massachusetts, in...Read More

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Bergeront Tiffney, Computer Engineer
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The Salem Witch Trials were a series of legal proceedings in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. It resulted in several women being hanged for practicing witchcraft. The accused women were prosecuted...Read More

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Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher
Answered: Mar 07, 2019
The Salem Witch Trials are a poor example of religious extremism. Salem village was rampant with prejudice and panic which caused chaos and confusion. The witch trials were conducted, not by...Read More

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A. Cook, English Professor
Answered: Mar 11, 2019
Church leaders taught their congregations that witchcraft was a danger and many persecutions were carried out as a result of the cooperation of secular governments. Religious leaders carry a...Read More

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