History Of Witch Trials

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Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
Right to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a well regulated militia.

3 No quartering of soldiers.
4 Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.
5 Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy.
6 Rights of accused persons, e.g., right to a speedy and public trial.
Right of trial by jury in civil cases.

8 Freedom from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishments.
9 Other rights of the people.
10 Powers reserved to the states.

1431-Trial of Joan of arc took place. she was burned at the stake on allegations of with craft.

*1629-King Charles
1st- Let puritans have a charter in America.

1629-Salem is settled.

1641-English law makes witch craft a capitol crime.

1648-The first witch trial in Charleston mass. Margret Jones put to death. 1688-Cotton Mather publishes Memorable Providences.

Late February
1692-Pressured by ministers and townspeople to say who caused her odd behavior,
Elizibeth identifies Tituba. The girls later accuse Sarah good and Sarah Osborne of witch craft.

1, 1692-Tituba confesses to practicing witch craft and confirms good and Osborne are her co-conspirators.

April 30 1692-Several girls accuse former Salem minister George
Burroughs of witchcraft.

June 15, 1692: Cotton Mather writes a letter requesting the court not use spectral evidence as a standard and urging that the trials be speedy. The
Court of Oyer and Terminer pays more attention to the request for speed and less attention to the criticism of spectral evidence.

Mid-September, 1692: Giles Cory is