Salem Witch Trials

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Definition

The Salem Witch Trials were a series of legal proceedings in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692-1693 resulting in the deaths of 20 innocent people accused of witchcraft and the vilification of over 200 others based, initially, on the reports of young girls who claimed to have been harmed by the spells of certain women they accused of witchcraft.

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Timeline

  • Feb 1692 - May 1693
    The Salem Witch Trials and witch hunts occur in and around Salem, Massachusetts.
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