The Crucible

After reading acts 1,2, and 3, what caused the salem witch trial hysteria of 1692?

using evidence and examples please.

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As far as the Crucible goes we were dealing with petty grievances by various townspeople. Abigail had it out for Mrs. Proctor. Thomas Putnam coveted land, Reverend Parris had a host of petty little grievances....Calling people witches was a sure fire way to get back at people or even get rid of them permanently. The accusations blew up into full blown hysteria where nobody was safe.