How to Explain the Salem Witch Trials to Elementary Grades?

Answer In 1692, twenty-four Puritan colonists were put to death in Salem, Massachusetts because other colonists accused them of witchcraft. This became known as the Salem Witch Trials. Students in the Uni... Read More »

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What happened after the Salem witch trials?

The story of the Salem witch trials began in January of 1692 when Rev. Samuel Parris's daughter and niece fell ill and the attending physician, William Griggs, gave a diagnosis of bewitchment. More... Read More »

Who was persecuted at the Salem witch trials?

In 1691 and 1692, 141 women and 44 men were accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Of the 185 accused, 31 were convicted and 19 were executed. The convicted were mostly women over 40, and t... Read More »

What caused the Salem Witch Trials to end?

The Salem Witch Trials began in Salem Village, a parish within the town of Salem, Massachusetts, in May 1692, and the last trial was held in January 1693. The trials ended mainly because public su... Read More »

Who was blacklisted during the Salem Witch Trials?

Although more than 100 people were taken into custody and 19 executed during the Salem Witch Trials, no one was blacklisted; however, Arthur Miller wrote his play "The Crucible" about these trials... Read More »