Who were the Puritans and why did they come to America? What did Puritans believe about the Bible? List 5 key values of Puritanism. What is predestination? What did the Puritans think about people who engaged in activities like dancing, drinking, and adultery? How were these people treated? Who did the Puritans think was responsible for death, flood, drought, and other natural disasters? How did the strict, oppressive environment of Puritanism affect the Puritan community? Who was Cotton Mather? How did he help contribute to the hysteria in Salem? What community conditions led the Puritans to “witch hunting”? By the end of the trials in 1692, how many people accused of witchcraft had died? List some of the ways these individuals lost their lives.