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Most people do not know the name Alse Young. She lived in America between 1600 and 1657. At the time, America was still a part of Britain. But the life and death of Alse Young have an important historical meaning. She was the first person in America to be put to death for being a witch. A witch is a person with evil magic powers. And on May 26, 1647, Alse Young was hanged "for being a witch."

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