The Salem Witch Trials of 1692

By memyer
  • The Beginning of a Problem

    The Beginning of a Problem
    English law makes witchcraft a crime.
  • Doctor Griggs' Diagnostic

    Doctor Griggs' Diagnostic
    Doctor Griggs, who attended to the children, states that witchcraft may be the cause of the children's behavior
  • Ann Putnam Jr.

    Ann Putnam Jr.
    Ann Putnam Jr. begins to show signs of ailment by witchcraft. Then soon after Mercy Lewis, Mary Walcott, and Mary Warren show symptoms of affliction.
  • Bridget Bishop

    Bridget Bishop
    Bridget Bishop is the first to be accused and sentenced to die by hanging.
  • Hangings Begin

    Hangings Begin
    Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Sarah Wildes, Sarah Good, and Elizabeth Howe are hanged at Gallows Hill.
  • The End is Near

    The End is Near
    Governor Phips orders that spectral evidence no longer be admitted in witch craft trials.
  • Superior Court

    Superior Court
    The Genral Court creates a Superior Court to try the remaining witches.
  • Freedom to Those accused

    Freedom to Those accused
    Forty-nine of the fifty-two surviving imprisoned victims were brought into court on witchcraft charges are released because their arrests were based on spectral evidence.
  • Asking for Forgivness

    Asking for Forgivness
    The General Court orders a day of fasting and soul searchingin honor of the lost souls of Salem. Samuel Sewall formally apologizes and shows his guilt and remorse for the families of those hanged.
  • Samuel Parris Gone For Good

    Samuel Parris Gone For Good
    Samuel Parris is kicked out of Salem Village and replaced by Joseph Green