Massachusetts Bill to Reverse Salem Convictions on Witchcraft

Massachusetts Bill to Reverse Salem Convictions on Witchcraft

Salem Witch Trials
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The Massachusetts state senate passes a a bill to reverse the convictions of six women on charges of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. The senate was originally going to reject the measure, arguing that since Massachusetts was a British colony at the time, it was up Britain to right any legal wrongs.

However, once an amendment was added to ban any payments to the descendants of the convicted witches, the state senate was more than happy to act.


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