Salem Witch Trials
What We Can Learn from the Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials Ended and Caused Individuals Guilt
The Salem Witch Trials began in February of 1692. It was two young girls in Salem Village who made the first accusations. Since women were looked down on, it took less for them to be considered out of line. The reasons for accusations were many: some accused because of personal jealousies, and some to avoid being accused themselves. In one year, 200 people were imprisoned and 24 died. The Salem Witch Trials did not end at the release of the witches in 1963, the aftermath of the trials play a big part in life even today. After it was over, the accusers began to realize what they had caused, the lives they ruined- and here, the guilt began. But the guilt they felt is what inspired them to make changes happen. And the memories of the Salem Witch Trials help us be wiser when making decisions for our country.