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Salem Witchcraft Hysteria

I need help discussing the Salem witchcraft hysteria. Evaluate the participants by answering the following questions:

- Who were the accusers (what part of society)?
- What do their fears tell us about the beliefs and society in this period?
- Why did the trials come to an end?
- What does the outcome of the trials tell us about the leaders of English society in North America?

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I need help discussing the Salem witchcraft hysteria. Evaluate the participants by answering the following questions:

Who were the accusers (what part of society)?
What do their fears tell us about the beliefs and society in this period?
Why did the trials come to an end?
What does the outcome of the trials tell us about the leaders of English society in North America?

As you know per Brain Mass policy, I cannot complete this assignment for you. However, I did write you a great set of notes and provided a list of all of those involved in the trials so that you will have what you need to create a great response to the question! Please let me know if you need any more help with future assignments.
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Emeline

As you know from your notes in class, there was a "witch" frenzy that swept across the Puritan community of Salem Massachusetts in 1692. "It began when a group of girls gathered in the evenings in the home of Reverend Parris to listen to stories told by one of his slaves, Tituba. They also played fortune-telling games, which were strictly forbidden by the Puritans. One night, while trying to see the faces of their future husbands in an egg white dropped in a glass of water, one girl believed she saw the shape of a coffin" (Zeglin). The girls' names were:
• Betty Parris
• Abigail Williams, her cousin
• Mercy Lewis
• Ann Putnam, Jr.
• Elizabeth (Betty) Hubbard
• Mary Walcott
• Susannah Sheldon
• Mary Warren
• Elizabeth Booth
• Jacob Kelly

Soon after, the girls began displaying bizarre behavior which lead the leaders of the community to suspect that the girls were under some type of witchcraft spell. The girls quickly name three townswomen including Tituba as the ones responsible for the witchcraft. The women were then put on trial practicing witchcraft. "Tituba confessed to having seen the devil and also stated that there was a coven, or group, of witches in the Salem Village area" (Zeglin). The other two women, Sarah Good and Sarah Osbourne, insisted they were innocent (and in fact were nowhere near the girls when that evening when they were gathered at the home of Reverend Parris). But unfortunately, they were found guilty as charge for ...

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Salem Witchcraft Hysteria accusers are examined. Why the trails came to an end is determined. The outcomes of the trails are provided.

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