Salem Witch Trials Research Paper

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The history of the Salem Witch Trials began when two girls by the name of Elizabeth Parris and Abigail Williams - 9 and 11 at the time - started to have seizures and uncontrollable screaming fits. When they failed to get better, a village doctor by the name of William Griggs was called and brought to diagnose the girls. Soon after the doctor diagnosed them with bewitchment other girls started exhibiting the same behavior as Abigail and Elizabeth. In late February arrests were made for the Parris’ Caribbean slave, Tituba, and two other women- Sarah Good and Sarah Osborn, whom the young girls accused of bewitchment. After being accused Tituba “confessed” and said that she is a witch, and that there are others that worked with the devil

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