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2 OH MY! The Salem Witch TrIALs Cameron Kemme 7A3

3 How They Started The Salem Witch trials started because doctors believe that two little girls had been touched or possessed by something evil such as a devil, when they were seen barking like a dog on their hands and knees. I’m a WITCH?!

4 Where they Started The first trial was located in Salem, MA in Later trials took place all over New England Colonies. TO MANY

5 Who They Affected One of the first convicted of “Witchcraft” was Rebecca Nurse. She was an old and death lady. The first convicted was Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams. They were related so they were thought to have some connection. They began by crawling under tables. And even WEIRDER they began complaining they were being tortured. WAHAHAHAHA I’m BEING TOURTURED AHAHAHAHAA

6 BIBLOGRAPHY em_witch_trials_start em_witch_trials_start alem_Witch_Trials_start. alem_Witch_Trials_start salem-witch-trials-of salem-witch-trials-of-1692 The Salem Witch Trials by Lori Lee Wilson Lori Lee Wilson -happened-salem-witch-trials.html -happened-salem-witch-trials.html

7 WHAT?!?!? YOU WANTED MORE? OKAY HERES AN Epilogue

8 A Long Boring Story Of A Trial The most common explanation for what happened at the Salem Witch Trials is that the girls suffering from these fits, were suffering from convulsive fungi in the Rye Bread. This fungi caused Ergot which was thought to be the cause. Ergot can be caused by a fungi in the rye bread. The symptoms of convulsive ergotism is very similar to the fits the accusers had, including the fits.

9 . It is almost proven that the young accusers would see an super natural effect of the person that afflicted them, and if these young women were suffering from convulsive ergotism, it has been argued that it was the likely culprit for these visions. Another, more popular theory is jealousy since most of the accused were rich, while their accusers were not and wanted to gain their property from the accused if convicted a witch.

10 The Long Tragic End Everyone Convicted died. Later the Salem residents said sorry to those who died.


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