Yay for school essays.
In the seventeenth century, the Puritan faith was based on one belief: God walked among humans, judging everything they did. If god walked among humans, so surely the devil did too.
Seemingly harmless, these thoughts eventually gave way to blind panic when the puritans found
themselves face to face with something they did not want to understand: witchcraft. When the
accusations finally stopped flying, nineteen innocent people had been hung. Why did these
deaths occur? The girls who started the accusations, Ann Putnam, Betty Parris and Abigail
Williams eventually admitted that “no evil hand had ever touched them