The Negative Consequences Of The Salem Witch Trials

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The Salem Witch Trials were officially stopped on October 12, 1692 after the incarceration of hundreds of people and the murder of 20 innocents and two dogs. “Governor Phips issued [an] order that protected the current prisoners from harm and suspended any more arrest of people accused of witchcraft. Robert Calef, a merchant outraged by the progress of the trials, stated that Governor Phips only issued these orders on the belief that his own wife had been accused of working for Satan” (The End of the Salem Witch Trials). The aftermath of the trials was severe and left families completely broken. Those of which who died during the trials received no aid or closure for their families and those who were convicted and accused but still survived

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