Witch Craft

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In 1692 a lot of people were said to be witches. The reason this happened was because bad times were happening in the colonies and the people that were considered to be witches were blamed for this. Soon everybody that was blamed was getting killed. Most of this killing went on in Salem, Massachusetts.

Times in 1962 were very hard for most people. Life was going in a bad way and the people living in Salem, Massachusetts couldn't find a good job and soon people started getting blamed for all these problems. The people that were blamed were being called witches. These witches were mostly young girls. There was also men considered to be witches but this was very rare. Soon the whole town started killing people. The thought that this witches had sold their soles to Satan to help their lives. By them selling their soles to Satan this meant that they would do anything the devil told them to do.

People soon believed that the witches would kill them all and that would be the end of Salem. The people that had bad times started saying that the witches were living a perfect life. They didn't need jobs since they didn't need to raise a family. Some people that were said to be witches did have a family, but still the people of Salem argued that even if the had a family it didn't matter because the devil was raising their children. The people of Salem said that Satan was raising the kids to be witches and kill all the people. People soon started saying that the witches would soon move to a different part of the United States and mate and more witches would be born and this would be a big problem in the States.