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Could two unrelated events be tied together? Yes unrelated events that happened at two different places, at different times, and different circumstances could be tied together by the reactions of the people. With the help of the Salem Witch Trials and the Rosewood Massacre, these events will prove that it is possible for such a case. In Salem rumors spread of witchcraft because a group of girls were discovered dancing in the woods (Miller). Soon afterwards Betty, a preacher's daughter, is afflicted and cant get up(Miller). Then Tituba, a slave, Abigail, the preacher’s niece, and the rest of the girls start to list the names of people in town that are practicing “witchcraft” (Miller). Do to the number of people jailed, the crops died and the cows broke out of the pastures and walked in the roads(Miller). Towards the end John Proctor, a farmer, gets Mary, one of the girls, to confesses that it is all for pretend, but when the other girls come out she accuses John of being the devil's man (Miller). At the end, John and seventeen others had been hung for practicing witchcraft(Miller). Afterwards the family members and those that were wrongly accused received compensation(Miller). The origin of the Rosewood Massacre was on January first …show more content…
With the salem trials there was fear for one’s life if their name was mentioned during the court just like there was fear in Rosewood if one was a certain color if skin(Chavez). Either way the citizens lost their freedom by living in jail or hiding for their lifes (Chavez). During both cases there was no physical evidence to present during the trials(Chavez). Being safe during these events could be determined by either skin color or rank in the town (Chevez). In the end both towns suffered from the events that blighted the towns

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