Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trails were hearings before country court trails to prosecute people accused of witchcraft. This was in Massachusetts   between February 1692 and May 1693. More then 200 people was accused of being witches and doing witchcraft. The puritans   believed that doing witchcraft   it is an act to get closer to the devil. And about 24 people was executed.   Several centuries ago, in Christians and other religions believed that the devil gave certain people also known as witches, the power to harm others for the return for loyalty from the devil. The witch craft trails were a culmination of many different factor.
The first couple of people that was accused were Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborn. They thought that Tituba was a obvious person to be a witch, because of the color of her skin and her experience in voodoo. Sarah Good was a big beggar and a social misfit who lived with who ever would take her into their house. Sarah Osborn was old, and haven’t attended church in over a year. The puritans brought their complain against these three women to the country magistrates Jonathan Corwin and John Hathorne, who had scheduled examinations for the suspected witches in March 1, 1692. Basically the little girls that was there had lied on these women had said they had cursed them. Other villagers had went forward and lied that the reason that their crops and animals were dieing was because they had put a curse on them. At first Tituba was saying she was not guilty , being afraid of becoming made into a scapegoat. Then soon after Tituba said that she had seen the devil and she had declared that she is a witch.
The after it the same girls had accused   four more women for attacking them and doing witchcraft, which was Martha Corey, Rebecca Nurse, Sarah Cloyce, and Mary Easty. On March 20 during the church service. Then after the daughter of Sarah Good which was only 3 at the time was accused of witchcraft. And she was the first child to be accused of witch...