Salem Witch Trials

In the late 1700’s, Puritan religion rules the North East of America. Religious doctrine imprisoned the people with fear and accusation. Many innocent people suffered from unfair and vicious persecution. “In 17th century people often feared that the Devil was constantly trying to find ways to infiltrate and destroy Christians and their communities” (Blumberg 1). The Salem Witch Trials revealed the malicious and dangerous application of overzealous fanatics.

The Salem Witch Trials started in 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. The two afflicted girls accused three people of witchcraft. Tituba a slave, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne were the first people accused of being witches (Blumberg 1). Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne barely attended church so accusing them was quite easy. People fell for it, and they soon were questioned ( Editors). As for Tituba, she was a slave. It was illegal for slaves to practice Christian faith.