What Caused the Salem Witch Trial Hysteria of 1692? To organize yourself, organize your documents:
Documents for Religion__________________
Documents for Superstition/Society __________________
Documents for Misogyny____________________
Documents for economy/Jealousy ___________________
Superstition played a major role in the hysteria because many of the people truly believed in witches. For example, in Document C, from Cotton Mather’s MEMORABLE PROVIDENCES, RELATING TO WITCHCRAFTS AND POSSESSIONS (1689), he told the people that witches are real. (can you find a quote to put here? And can you give one or two more reasons and back them up? then end with concluding statement summarizing your reasons..)
(Paragraph 3) see how the topics follow the thesis statement?
Religion was also a factor in the hysteria because…..explain and back it up.
(Paragraph 4)Finally, misogyny played a major role in the hysteria because….explain and back it up with 2 or 3 reasons, end with a concluding statement.
(Paragraph 5) In conclusion, it seems superstition, jealousy and misogyny were the key reasons which caused the hysteria of the Salem Witchcraft Trials. (This is your chance to shine! Analyze and justify why you say this with your own thinking!) Then end it with a strong statement of you own too!