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- •New Jersey was home to one of the first Native American reservation, which was for the Lenni-Lenape tribe in 1758. The tribe later sold the land back to government in 1801.
- •The signers of the Declaration of Independence for New Jersey included 2 attorneys, Abraham Clark and Richard Stockton, a clergyman named John Witherspoon, John Hart, a businessman, and, a writer/lawyer/judge Francis Hopkinson.
- •Was called New Netherlands from 1609 to 1664, when it was held by the Dutch.
The Salem Witch Trials started in 1692 and ended after being proclaimed unlawful by Massachusetts courts. Here are some interesting facts about the hunting of the "witches".
- •"Witch Cakes" made of the "victim's" urine, ash, and rye bread, were fed to animals suspected of being witch familiar, in order to get the animals to take them to the witch.
- •The Pricking Test was a supposed way to tell if a person was a witch. If no witch marks were found on them then they would prick the accused until a place was found that did not bleed, which they would call an invisible witch mark.
- •The Scratching Test was another witch test were the "victim" would scratch the suspect until they bleed. If the accuser felt better after, then that was considered proof of evil doing.
In case you don't know who Louis the 14th is, below is a short overview of who he was. He was a French monarch, who lived from 1638 to 1718, he helped get France out of debt, was a strong supporter of the arts, and kind of narcissistic.
- •Seen riding a unicorn in the picture.
- •His reign lasted 72 years, the longest known European sovereign reign.
- •He was an absolute ruler and claimed to have a divine right to rule, which is why he chose the sun as his symbol. He wanted people to think he was omniscient and infallible.