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As far as I know, nobody ever questioned the Salem Witch Trails. The reason for this isprobably because, at the time of the Trials, mostly everybody believed in witches. The colonials believed that if someone got sick, it was because a witch was "bewitching" that person. Most Colonists would go to wits end to prevent an encounter with a witch or wizard. So when the witch trials began, naturally, all the colonists agreed to get rid of the "so called" witches immediately. If there was a person that didn't agree with the trials. Most likely that person would take care in hiding his\her feelings about it. Because, if you think about it, if so many believed in witches and so many wanted them dead and done with. What would happen to a person that told them that they should stop persecuting these men and women of being witches. I think the colonist would most likely think of that person as another witch, trying to stop the killings of his\her fellow minions. So as answer to your question. The person who criticized the Trials would probably be hanged, or served in jail for some time.


Solid reasoning, but incorrect.

Martha Corey, George Jacobs, John Proctor, Mary Easty, Sarah Goode, and George Burroughs never hid their objections and they can all be found on the lists of the executed.

Many of those who spoke out were imprisoned. That fact si often used to defend the theory that the girls' were covering something up or getting revenge. They took down any oppostionto protect themselves.

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