The Arrest of Sarah Cloyce and Elizabeth (Bassett) Proctor

When Sarah Cloyce and Elizabeth (Bassett) Proctor were arrested in April, they were brought before John Hathorne and Jonathan Corwin at a meeting in Salem Town. John Alden, William Proctor John Flood, Mary Toothaker and her daughter Margaret Toothaker, and Arthur Abbott. Within a week, Giles Corey, Abigail Hobbs, Bridget Bishop, Mary Warren, and Deliverance … Read more

Tituba: The Acused Witch

In late February of 1692, Reverend Samuel Parris hired a doctor to look at his nine-year-old daughter, Betty, and eleven-year-old niece, Abigail Williams. They were both experiencing strange behavior and sudden fits. The youngsters were soon determined to have witchcraft, making a frenzy through Salem Village and its neighboring towns that year. Numerous historians blame … Read more

Lexington and Concord: The American Revolution

“ The battles of Lexington and concord fought on April 19th started the American Revolutionary war. The fighting started on the Lexington Green and soon the British were hastily retreating under intense fire. Many more battles followed, and in 1783 the colonists formally won their independence. The redcoats had better weapons than the militias and … Read more

The 1861 to 1865 Civil War between the Northern and Southern states of America

The Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865 between the Northern and Southern states of America. The forces fighting were the Union in the North and the Confederacy in the South. The main reason for war was the controversy involving slavery. The North fighting to abolish slavery and the South fighting to expand slavery. … Read more

American History X

Will racism ever come to an end or will its path go on infinitely? For the most part, the majority of people respect those who are different either in color, race, and/or heritage; however, there are those few that hold bigoted views towards people who are different than they are. The movie American History X … Read more

What is the meaning of puritanism in American history

Puritanism is one of the most important aspects of the American culture. Many of this country‚Äôs beliefs come from puritanism background. What is Puritanism and the meaning of it in American history? Puritanism is a term that originates from the religious group called the Puritans. They were a denomination formed by the great Protestant Reformation … Read more