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Timeline of Events in Witchcraft in America

15,000 B.C. Ancient peoples revere healers, known as witches, who practice magic.
600 A.D. Christian pope Gregory the Great proclaims "all the gods of the heathens are demons."
1200s Christianity has replaced traditional religions, which Christians call paganism.
1300s Women are singled out as witches in Europe.
1484 Pope Innocent VIII issues an edict that calls for the eradication of witches and other heathens.

Timeline of Events in Witchcraft in America

1486 Malleus Maleficarum (Hammer of Witches) triggers witch-hunts in Europe.
1580–1660 The war against witches reaches a peak in Europe.
1639 The Putnams start a land feud with the Townes near Topsfield, Massachusetts.
1647 Alse Young is executed as a witch in Wethersfield, Connecticut.
mid 1600s Ninety-three people are accused of witchcraft—fifty in Massachusetts and forty-three in Connecticut. Sixteen are put to death.
1684 The English government revokes the Massachusetts colonial charter.
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