Salem Witch Trials

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  • The Witch Hunt Begins

    Abigail Williams, Elizabeth Parris and the other Salem girls begin behaving strangely.
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    Salem Witch Trials

  • Witchcraft is Suggested

    Doctor Griggs suggests that witchcraft may be the cause of their strange behavior after tending to the girls.
  • Tituba, Sarah Good and Sarah Osborne are accused

  • Martha Cory is accused

    Ann Putnam Jr., Mercy Lewis, Mary Walcott, and Mary Warren show signs of sickness from "witchcraft". Ann Putnam is the accuser.
  • Rebecca Nurse is accused.

  • Elizabeth Proctor is accused

  • Mary Warren admits to lying

    Mary Warren admits lying and accuses the other accusing girls of lying.
  • Rebecca Nurse and Sarah Good Hang

  • John Proctor Hangs

    Elizabeth Proctor was sentenced to hang but was spared because she was pregant.
  • Giles Corey Dies

    Giles was pressed because he would not give a plea. After two days he dies from the weight.
  • Martha Cory Hangs

  • Use of spectral evidence is denounced

  • Those on witchcraft charges are released

    49 of the 52 surviving people that were held on the charges are released because they're based on spectral evidence.