William phips in Salem witch trial?
Phips was the governor of the Massachusetts colony where the trials took place. He ended them when his wife was accused.
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The trials officially ended because once the queen was accused she demanded that the trials be stopped EDIT: The Queen was not accused. The wife of the Massachusetts governor was accused and the governor demanded a stop to the Trials and wrote to London for the power to pardon all the imprisoned.
By the end of the Salem witch trials, 20 people were dead. 19 byhanging and one, Giles Corey, was pressed to death. Another 4 areknown to have died in prison though there may have been as many as13. Around 150 people were imprisoned. Many factors contributed to the ending of the trials. John Proctor…,while in prison, wrote to the magistrates in Boston, asking them tomove the trials there with different judges. This led to a meetingbetween 8 officials from surrounding areas including IncreaseMather, in which spectral evidence was banned. By the time thisdecision was reached, John and many others were already dead.Spectral evidence was most of the evidence used against the accused"witches" and so without it, there was no real reason to convictthem. Also, doubt spread among the people when good people such asRebecca Nurse were hanged, and also when George Burroughs perfectlyrecited the Lord's Prayer before he was hanged. Considering witcheswere not supposed to be able to hear let alone say the Lord's name,this caused people to seriously question everything they believedin. Giles Corey being pressed to death for refusing to stand to trialalso affected people greatly. Eventually it wasn't just the skeptics and rebels, but also thepowerful and well-connected who were being accused. This madepeople change their minds pretty quickly too. Increase Matherpointed out that the devil could take the form of an innocentperson, so how can you really tell who was guilty and who was not?He said, "It were better that 10 suspected witches should escapethan one innocent person should be condemned." (MORE)
You know, a question word would make answering your question much easier. The Salem Witch Trials describes the series of witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts, that sprang from the witch panic that began in January-February of 1692 when girls started acting bewitched. The trials lasted from June… 1692 until May 1693 and convict and execute 19 people. (MORE)
Whole bunch of people and Villingers. the afflicted and the acused were the main people.
Panic has a tendenacy to do that. Salem isn't one an island or surrounded by mountains. It borders other towns. Gossip and fear in Salem spreads to those towns, which sread them to the other towns they border.
Chief Judge William Stoughton Associate Judges Jonathan Corwin, Salem Thomas Danforth, Boston Bartholomew Gedney, Salem John Hathorne, Salem John Richards, Boston Nathaniel Saltonstall, Haverhill Peter Sargent, Boston Samuel Sewell, Salem Stephen Sewall, Clerk of the Court Wait Winthrop, Boston …Attorney-General for the Court of Oyer and Terminer Thomas Newton, May 31, 1692 ï¿½ July 26, 1692 Anthony Checkley, July 27 th , replaced Thomas Newton, Sheriff of the County of Essex George Corwin (see related link) (MORE)
Answer . Although there is no concrete evidence to support it many rumors were disvovered that she was a prostitute in Boston and had a illigitimate child
The Salem witch trials took place from June to October of 1692. . in the 17th century
The trials ended in May of 1693 when Governor Phips was granted the authority to declare those remaining in jail innocent.
The Salem Witch Trials took place in 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts, and its surrounding areas.
During The Salem Witch Trials people were executed because the were either proven guilty to witchcraft or confessed to Witchcraft. Many people were hanged and one person, was killed by being crushed by stones. It was a harsh time but now it is over. EDIT: No one who confessed was executed. They wer…e offered a pardon in return for testimony against others. Only 19 people were hanged, making it the least deadly witch panic in history. (MORE)
The people who remained in jail were released when they paid their room and board. A slue of lawsuits flowed into the Salem and Boston courts for conpensation and the property of loved ones who were executed.
1.) The town would watch as the accused would recite the Lord's Prayer. If they were truly the devil's servant, they would not be able to say the prayer. 2). If any marks or scars were found on the person's body they were said to be the marks of evil.
Back then, the point was to purge Massachusetts Bay Colony of evil in the form of witches. Now, there really isn't a concrete point. We see it as hysteria and panic, not something that was meant to accomplish something.
because someone was blamed for being a witch even when it was part of their beliefs. and some people were against it, so they turned it into a big conflict.
Yes Several families still live in the area. Here is a link to Salem Village Today
There are many explanations for the causes of the Salem Witch Trials. One of the most popular is that the girls involved as accusers during the trials exhibited a form of "hysteria," which caused them the hallucinate and experience strange physical sensations. However, many people believe that the g…irls specifically targeted enemies of their families - that their families essentially "fed them" names of individuals whom they wanted to destroy. Property lines and land acquisition are also possibilities - those who were convicted of witchcraft forfeited their property to the state, which could then be bought up by wealthier townfolk. Ergot poisoning is another possible cause. A type of mold grown on rye (ergot) can produce hallucinogenic effects, and the fall of 1691 had been a particularly wet season, lending itself to ergot growth. (MORE)
The Trials were conducted in the towns of Salem Village, Salem Town, Andover, and Ipswich. The accused were said to be Witches from the counties of Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex, in Massachusetts, New England.
READ THIS IT WILL HELP YOU ON A TEST! The Salem witch craft trials is about a girl who started it all then told younger girls. But then people were getting acuused of it. then the judges wanted to prove if they were witches or not and there test were: to stick a pin in someomne mole if there was n…o pain they were a witch , another one is they would tie up a person and through them in water if they were to float they were known a s a witch . they killed lots of people by those test and they were proved wrong. EDIT: If you put that on a test, I would fail you in a heartbeat. The trials began when girls began to have epilepsy-like symptoms. We have no idea what caused it today and have many, many theories, but in 1692, they assumed it was witchcraft. When asked for names, they gave names, claiming they could see the spectors of the people hurting them. The accused were given a trial in front of a panel of judges. The only witch test employed was the Touch Test, which said that if an afflicted in a fit were touched by the witch causing it, the evil energy causing the fit would return to the witch. Of course, the results were easy to fake. The only evidence that was really used was the afflicted testimony. However, as skeptism increased, the official trials began. Contrary to popular belief, a very small percentage of the accused was executed: 19. (MORE)
Town and church officials charged various townspeople with the crime of witchcraft. Some of the accused were executed.
Abigail Williams was the young orphaned niece of Reverend Samuel Parris. Abigail, along with her cousin Betty (Rev. Parris' daughter), and a group of girlfriends accused townspeople of witchcraft in the spring/summer of 1692. Theories for why the girls made such accusations that resulted in the deat…hs of 19 people include: Abigail and Betty were suffering from rye poisoning (baked breads made from fungus infected grain) to teen-aged boredom. Conflicts between neighbors, Puritanical religious beliefs, poverty, unhealthy living conditions, fierce climate, remoteness of the village, spooky stories told by the slave Tituba, and restless young girls/teen agers all came together in a horrific mix of ingredients. The girls probably felt like celebrities because their popularity and attention paid to them increased with every false accusation they made. It's possible that Abigail and Betty had become ill from food poisoning, but the behavior of the other girls might only be explained as girls behaving very badly. The adults behaved much worse. The town leaders took advantage of the hysteria to rid themselves and the village of unwanted neighbors. It also provided them opportunities to acquire property belonging to the accused. The accused had to pay for their accomodations while in jail. The property/land would often be forfeited to...the town's leaders...the very people who ordered the arrests. (MORE)
Salem Town: Nicholas Noyes Salem Village: Samuel Parris Beverly: John Hale Boston: Cotton and Increase Mather
17 she was actually 12, however many depictions of her state her age as 17 EDIT: The only depiction of her as 17 was in the mostly historically incorrect Crucible.
Governor William Phips, who first authorized the trials, was later influenced by writings of Increase Mather (father of Cotton Mather) and Samuel Willard questioning the fairness of the trials, brought the trials to an end in September 1692 when it became clear that the trials were injust and specio…us. This did not end acrimony and accusations. The governor's wife was accused of witchcraft at one point, by then all such charges were being ignored or thrown out. It was likely the wife was accused because the governor had already stopped the trials and had released the remaining who were jailed or condemned. (MORE)
it changed lives forever before it happened people lived in fear of it after it happened people were happier and felt free to travel EDIT: The above sounds more like England and World War II. Life after the Trials had its own struggles. The Puritans were more scared than ever. In their minds, the d…evil had proven he could invade and interrupt peace and calm thinking in Salem and they had to live with the guilt of allowing ninteen innocent people to be hanged. For everyone who had been imprisoned, they had to begin th elong struggle to regain property confiscated after their arrest and relatives of the executed had to fight for their deceased relatives' estate. Life was harder for the entire population of Salem and it didn't help that they had been basically ignoring their fields, which meant less food and less money for the farming part of the community. (MORE)
The Salem Witch Trials started because these very young girls started accusing people of witchcraft because the daughters of Reverend Samuel Parris were listening to their slave tell stories of demons and the Devil. Some say that this was what inspired them to start accusing (others say that it migh…t have been from ergot poisoning which only appeared in girls going through puberty) for no particular reason they started to throw these massive tantrums (which was not common women could not even speak in public back then) and saying that they could see a speck of light above the accused head. (MORE)
No she did not run away, she was alone . She ran away with Mercy Lewis
The supposed witches were not real. They werte figments of the Christian imagination. Had the afflictions began in a community with any other religion, there would not have been a witch trial.
by my mom EDIT: Governor Phips declared spectral evidence invalid after his wife was accused. He then wrote to London asking for permission to pardon the around 150 accused still in prison. In May, 1693, the last trial was held and every remaining defendant was judged innocent.
The Salem witch trials was caused by multiple things including King Philip's War, a smallpox epidemic and tensions between the two factions in Massachusetts, the emerging and thriving Yankees and the orginal Puritans that were dying out.
All trials of so called witches is caused by ignorance and superstition on the part of the perpetrators. There never has nor will there be witches. Witch trial were a farce. The so called witch had to be punished so that the minds of the superstitious might be put at rest. It is better for one perso…n to die rather than have unrest in the community. Ignorance is a powerful tool for Satan to use. (MORE)
During the Salem Witch Trials many people were hanged because they were accused of using "Witchcraft". One man was even crushed by stones because he didn't confess. This happened in the early,mid 1690's. Puritans believed Witchcraft was a sin and that using it meant you had an agreement with the Dev…il. Then a minister came to Salem Village. Samuel Parris. After a while Samuel's 11 year old niece was told she was under a spell or being cursed.. Sarah good was a homeless women who talked very softly under her breath. Almost everyone said she was putting curses upon people. 71 year old Rebecca Nurse was kin and generous . Gorge Burroughs was a minister. Many people were accused and were never witches. By the end of May 1692, 200 people were in jail. Massachusetts Governor William Phip's had a special court. People were only put in jail if they confessed to having a connection or agreement with the devil.19 people were hanged. In October of 1692 Increase Mather spoke his thoughts. Mr.Mather and The Governor agreed the Trials were getting out of hand. The trials were stopped. A day of fasting and prayer was held in 1697. The Salem Witch Trials only took 25 lives, most were hanged, died in jail, were crushed to death under stones. A lesson was learned No one in America was ever put to death for Witchcraft ever again. (MORE)
The Salem witch trials were very scary, 'cause you didn't know what was to happen or if you could prove your innocence and be set free.
They begin in the winter of 1692 when girls in Salem begun having epilepsy-like fits that were attributed to witchcraft.
The Crucible is a play by Arthur Miller in which he mangled facts and theories about the trials to create an allegory to McCarthyism in the 1950s.
Photographs weren't around in 1692.. We do have woodcuts, etchings and paintings of the trials, however we can't identify most of the people in those works.
It's thought that a fugus could have made he "afflicetd" act the way they did
The courts were flooded with lawsuits for confiscated property and the lack of attention to farms caused a food shortage. And, of course, 24 ended up dead.
the Salem Witch trials were held in various locations dotted all over the USA from 1692-1693. The Salem Witch trials is the shortest Witch trial to be recorded in history.
The legal trials were standard to the era. Groups of accused (five in most cases, eight in one and a single person in the only exception) were sent in front of a panel of judges headed by William Stoughton. Those judges listened to the wails of the afflicted and nearly immediately pronounced each gu…ilty. Except for Rebecca Nurse, who was deemed innocent and then the reaction of the crowd forced a reconsideration. (MORE)
The Salem Witch Trials are known for all the false accusations and multiple deaths. A lot of the accusations were caused by young girls, like Abigail Williams, were false and they killed many people--men and women.
There was no one who was really a witch there. if someone decided they thought you were a witch you went to trial for it and the reason people were tried was because girls were having strange actions which doctors later concluded was hysteria.
Abigail is to blame for the witch trails because if she, and her cousin Betty and seven other pre-teens and teenagers, didn't act like they were being bewitched then 20 innocent lives wouldn't have been killed EDIT: Abigail is not nesscessarily to blame. Only a portion of the theories as to the cau…se of the bewitchment could place blame on the girls' shoulders. Many portray them as victims of poisoning or physical or mental illness. (MORE)
Abagail Williams was the 12ish niece of the Salem Village Reverand. She was the second person to became "afflicted." She had more voice in earlier the Trials. We lose track of her after the Trials end.
The Salem witch panic that lead to trials began in the winter of 1692 in Salem Village, a community within Salem, Massachusetts. The trials themselves began on June 2, 1692 in Salem.
The closest thing to prosecutors during the trials were the town magistrates, John Hathorne and Jonathon Corwin.
The importance of the Salem trials is not as significant as one might think. The trials were what finally destroyed Puritanism's hold on the Massachusetts government, setting it up to be the trade-based region known today. It also allowed a more secular world view, which would make them more easily …aggravated when Britain began passing taxes that hurt their worldly bottom line. (MORE)
To kill witches in the early days. Often belived in by pilgrims and coloneal woman.
The Salem witch trials were a series ofhearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft incolonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693. Despitebeing generally known as the Salem witch trials, the preliminaryhearings in 1692 were conducted in a variety of towns across theprovin…ce: Salem Village (now Danvers), Ipswich, Andover and SalemTown. (MORE)
Twenty people were executed as witches in the Salem witch trials,but they were all innocent. There were no actual witches.