Unjust In The Crucible

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First of all, Danforth used various court techniques that were unjust in the eyes of most of the people in Salem. He created his own way of controlling the courts that was different from the rest of the colonies. For example, Danforth believed in the idea of guilty until proven innocent, which is the opposite of what it is today. He believes that if a person is accused then they are guilty until there is evidence to prove their innocence. Today, people are innocent until proven guilty. For the people accused it was hard to find evidence that proved their innocence so they remained guilty. Also, he did not allow a lawyer for the people that were accused of witchcraft. He expected them to be able to defend themselves when most of them did not
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