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Salem Witch Trials

Summary: Explores the history of the Salem Witch Trials. Considers possible explanations for the witch hysteria. Discusses the religious views of the 17th century Puritans.

The Salem witch trials were trials that had young women accused of being witches. During this era young women would be drowned, hanged and thrown off cliffs. The thought of confessing of being a witch and living didn't want to cross their mind because they didn't want to be doomed. The cause of what happened in the past was because of the drug, superstition and the land environment in which they lived.

The girls would be eating a food that was actually a drug that looked like grains of rye. This caused skin abnormalities and delirium. This probably wouldn't be taken lightly by the Puritan towns because of their "perfect" nature. The Puritans would think that the people were possessed by a demon or practicing the art of witch craft. This would be a big problem because of the religious background of the Puritans. With these drugs...

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