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.
‘I heard Giles Cory got pressed to death because he was accused of witchcraft’ said Samuel Wardwell. In Salem people were accused of witchcraft especially women.What causes the panic of the Salem Witch Trial in 1692?People were scared,little girls wanted attention and jealous citizens.I know this because on document B it talked about the ages of the accusers and accused,document C and D talks about fear and little girls playing into the fear of others and document E talks about jealous people. Ages