MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021
This was a rough day in Salem, Mass in 1692!
Five more people were hanged on this date after
being charged as witches! 19 were hanged in
all. One man was crushed to death with rocks
because he refused to plead guilty. And 5 more
died in prison! The trouble started when some
young girls in the community claimed they were
posessed by the devil or evil sprits and then
claimed that many of their neighbors, women for
the most part, had bewitched them! A series of
trials began throughout the coloney and the scare
spread wuickly leading to all those exceutions.
It continued until the Governor's wife was accused
of being a witch. That's when he, the governor,
changed the law. That change has become a basic
principal of American justice! It hold that every
person is now considered to be innocent until
proven guilty! A change we can all be thankful for!
Hope you're well and that all your NEWS is good!