Salem Witchcraft Trials

Compensation

The Salem Witchcraft Trials (How It Started)

The Witch Craft trials started with two girls who were acting in inexplicable ways that the doctors could not explain, leading to the execution of 20 people.

The Compensation

The Salem Witch Trials displayed the weakness of the judicial system that relied on hearsay testimony and assumptions, while providing no sufficient means of invalidation. Yet, after a time magistrates did step in to stop the trials, leaving the falsely accused to rehabilitate.