How Did The Salem Witch Trials Affect The Community

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The Salem Witch Trials started when the people were being accused of practicing witchcraft. Massachusetts were falsely accused of practicing witchcraft, and 19 of them were executed(Kiger ,2018) All of the accused were part of a family. They were forced to leave their families and go to jail. The Salem Witch Trials lefted a long lasting effect on the community. There is now a long lasting effect on the community from the Salem Witch Trials that still happens today. One lasting effect that was caused by the Trials, was the splitting apart of families and the difficult lives of the accused(“The Aftermath’’ ,2013) The families were splitting up because they did not trust each other anymore. So this hand cause families to split up.

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