Related Posts:

Find Stuff

Pages

Meta

The Salem Witch Trials: Sarah Goode Executed July 29 1692

The Salem Witch Trials: Sarah Goode Executed July 29 1692
SalemWitchThe Salem Witch Trials are remembered as one of its darker points of American history, when mass hysteria and fear led to the executions of 20 individuals without fair trial under the suspicions of witchcraft.

The Salem Witch Trials took place between February 1692 and May 1693. Of the 20 sentenced to death, fourteen were women and all but one of those prosecuted were executed via hanging, the other, Giles Corey, was killed through peine forte et dure (the placing of heavy stones upon an individual until they are crushed to death) despite having never entered a plea for guilty or not guilty.

The Salem Witch Trials were not a unique tragedy of the time. In Colonial New England if a Magistrate found it credible to believe that witchcraft had caused the death or harm of an individual, then those accused of committing witchcraft were to be arrested and tried in often unfair court settings with little to defend them against accusations. The Salem Trials were simply a prime example of the epidemic of isolationist fear and failure of due process in Colonial America.

The trials began in February when two girls in the Parris house, the niece and daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris, became afflicted with fits that were “beyond the power of Epileptic Fits or natural disease to effect”. Several other women began to show similar signs and symptoms. Witchcraft was quickly named the root of the issue and the three women were promptly tried and executed for their part in the black magic ritual that had afflicted Salem and neighboring villages and towns.

This happened again and again throughout the year of the Salem Witch Trials and men and mostly women were tried and hung in order to save the land from the evils of witchcraft and demonic possession.

Today we remember the Salem Witch Trials as a cautionary tale against the dangers of government run on fear and the importance of due process in court. It’s name is remembered throughout literature and cinema and ghost stories of the souls of damned witches seeking revenge in the wilderness of Massachusetts. It’s one part of history that will probably never lose its popularity with novice and expert historians alike.

We want to entertain you and any other potential history lovers out there and don’t forget to like Daily Historical Post for more!

Share this with your friends!

Comments

comments


What Are You Looking For?

Follow Us on Facebook!

Recent Posts: Pop Culture Madness World News

Gorillaz Gear Up For An Invasion! Tons Of Release Week Celebrations!

(PCM) Gorillaz continue to keep the surprises coming with an incredibly momentous week commemorating their highly anticipated new album Humanz—out April 28th on Warner Bros. After unveiling the immersive fan experience of their augmented reality pop-up Spirit House in Brooklyn, Gorillaz have gone a step further in bringing Humanz to the world by hosting the virtual Humanz House Party. From Friday April 21st at 11am EST until end of Sunday April 23rd, those keen enough to download the Gorillaz app (Apple or Android) will be able to go to specific locations and walk through the Spirit House as they hear the new album before its release on a continuous loop. This […]

This post came fromGorillaz Gear Up For An Invasion! Tons Of Release Week Celebrations!unSkinny Pop

Continue reading

Could Facebook Really Be Developing A Technology That Can Read Our Minds? The Answer Is Yes!

(PCM) Over the years we have analyzed the many pros and cons of technology growth. Our devices such as smartphones, computers and televisions are getting smarter and smarter by the day and there is really no set of rules governing just where the limits of this technology growth can lead. Some feel it can lead […]

Could Facebook Really Be Developing A Technology That Can Read Our Minds? The Answer Is Yes! was contributed by a Myth

Continue reading

$2,145 Balenciaga Tote Bag Looks Strikingly Similar To $0.99 IKEA Shopping Tote! The Internet Notices!

(PCM) If high-end fashion designer Balenciaga thinks that people didn’t take notice of just how strikingly similar their $2,145 Balenciaga Arena Extra-Large Shopping Tote looks to everyone’s favorite $0.99 blue IKEA shopping tote then they are wrong. In fact, the Swedish furniture retailer even claims to be “flattered” by the uncanny resemblance.

People began noting the similarities when the Balenciaga bag was recently posted on luxury retail store Barney’s website. People began sharing posts commenting on the similar designs via social media and IKEA says in a statement to NBC’s The Today Show, “We are deeply flattered that the Balenciaga tote bag resembles the Ikea iconic sustainable blue bag for 99 cents.… Full Story

The post $2,145 Balenciaga Tote Bag Looks Strikingly Similar To $0.99 IKEA Shopping Tote! The Internet Notices! also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

Continue reading

Internet Is Freaking Out Over Video Of A Woman Giving Mouth To Mouth To A Pigeon

(PCM) During a recent visit to Glasgow, Scotland a 19-year old student named Charlotte was able to capture quite the bizarre occurrence. She filmed a woman literally giving a mouth to mouth resuscitation attempt and CPR to a dead pigeon. She labeled hilariously labeled the video, “Meanwhile in Glasgow”! Just when we thought we had […]

Internet Is Freaking Out Over Video Of A Woman Giving Mouth To Mouth To A Pigeon was contributed by a Myth

Continue reading

Everyone Is Stumped On Kindergarten Homework Assignment Question

(PCM) Everyone appears to be stumped over a question found on a kindergartner’s homework assignment that truly makes no logical sense at all. If anyone can figure out the logic behind this one, please enlighten us!

Royce Winnick, a New …

The post Everyone Is Stumped On Kindergarten Homework Assignment Question appeared first on The World Of Pop Culture.

Continue reading

Love Gets A New Definition During Florida Tennis Match

(PCM) Normally the term “love” when used in reference to a tennis match refers to a scoreless game, however “love” took on an entirely different meaning during a recent tennis match in Sarasota, Florida. It appears that a couple nearby was having quite the lovemaking session somewhere near the court and they became so loud […]

Love Gets A New Definition During Florida Tennis Match was contributed by a Myth

Continue reading

The Mythical Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Becomes A Reality!

(PCM) Everyone is excited to get their hands on the magical beverage known as the Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. The drink was originally part of the coffee chains “secret menu”, however Starbucks has now revealed that the sweet and sour beverage will be made available for a limited time as a regular menu item.

The bright pink and blue blended beverage has everyone freaking out and it seems that as you continue to drink the Unicorn Frappuccino it will even change colors as you stir it around. The one thing we have to question a little bit is the taste. According to Starbucks,  the Unicorn Frappuccino blended crème is made with a sweet dusting of pink powder, blended into a crème Frappuccino with mango syrup and layered with a pleasantly sour blue drizzle.… Full Story

The post The Mythical Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino Becomes A Reality! also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

Continue reading

Could Edible Water Bubbles Be The Wave Of The Future?

(PCM) Despite the many recycling efforts across the nation, America still has a huge issue with plastics waste. We throw away nearly 35 billion plastic water bottles each year. While many people have made the switch to carrying reusable water containers, it is still not enough to completely solve the problem.

A London-based company named Ooho! now feels that they may have the answer. The company has created the first edible water bubble. The bubbles contain no plastic which equals no waste. You consume the entire bubble to get a cool and refreshing drink.

The outside of the bubble which holds the water is a membrane like substance made out of seaweed extract, however it is completely tasteless.… Full Story

The post Could Edible Water Bubbles Be The Wave Of The Future? also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

Continue reading

What Is ‘Cushioning’? Why You Should Be Concerned If Your Significant Other Does It To You!

(PCM) There are hundreds of different dating terms out there these days, but one of the newest ones you should definitely know the definition of is “cushioning”! We can all agree that dating can be difficult and people for some reason just can’t seem to make up their minds about who they choose to be with these days, so they figured, ‘The heck with it, why not just have it all’ and hence we have situations known as ‘cushioning’ occur.

According to Urban Dictionary, ‘Cushioning’ refers to “A dating technique where along with your main piece you also have several ‘cushions,’ other people you’ll chat and flirt with to cushion the potential blow of your main break-up and not leave you alone.’ Yeah, I don’t think it’s going that well with Dave.… Full Story

The post What Is ‘Cushioning’? Why You Should Be Concerned If Your Significant Other Does It To You! also appeared on PCM Lifestyle.

Continue reading

Russian Dentist Office Installs Horrifying Sculpture Using Real Human Teeth

(PCM) The Good Dental Clinic,  a Russian dental office located near St. Petersburg, made a not so “good” decision to install a terrifying sculpture created by a local artist that incorporates the use of real human teeth. It is has been absolutely horrifying for the patients to look at when they arrive for a variety […]

Russian Dentist Office Installs Horrifying Sculpture Using Real Human Teeth was contributed by a Myth

Continue reading

Loading...