The Crucible : How Did The Salem Witch Trials Change The Legal System?

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Alana Daniels Mrs.Miller APL-5 9/20/2017 Salem Witch Trials: How did the Salem Witch Trials change the legal system? The Salem Witch Trials were a very important event in our nation’s history. In colonial Massachusetts where both men and women were being accused of being witches and of creating witchcraft. The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused between February 1692 and May 1693. The trials resulted in the executions of many people. The time period was very controversial and could inflict death or torture on the accused. The town had many accusations however many were taken to trial. The “spectral” evidence was based on the accuser saying that they see something that is not truly there. “Spectral” evidence was used however when the end of the time period the courts banned the evidence. The Trials were necessary and they shaped our thinking of mythical beings and magic. Many believe that the trials were a hoax created by the United States government at the time, do you? The Salem Witch Trials were in 1692, in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts. As a small colony in the U.S. superstitions are very common. The book The Crucible by Arthur Miller is portrayed in the town of Salem during this time. The book stays true to the history of these events by keeping all the names the same, the setting of the events, and the overall results of the event. The causes of the Salem Witch Trials was the fear of the Devil in a

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