Salem Witch Trial DBQ Essay Why are two young girls accusing me when I didn’t do anything?! What Bridget Bishop, a Puritan who lived in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692, didn’t know was that that was only the beginning of the witch paranoia. So, what caused the fear of witches in Salem, 1692? The Salem witchcraft trials were caused by poor, young girls, who acted possessed. The accusers ages were mostly under twenty, they lived on the poor, western side of town, and they pretended to be possessed.
The Salem trials were unfair to the accused witches. In Rosalyn Schanzerś Witches! The absolutely True Tale of Disaster In Salem. In 1692 the Puritans set sail across the Atlantic Ocean to break away from the British to let their own religion flourish in The Americas. They are there for quite some time and got to the winter of their third or so year. But there were two girls(Betty and Abigail) who mysteriously get sick and thanks to their religion they think it is witches sent by the devil. To