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Effects of the Salem Witch Trials on Religion in America

Phoenix l Cunningham-5
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Katherine Lambert

on 8 November 2012

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Transcript of Effects of the Salem Witch Trials on Religion in America

Phoenix l
Cunningham- 5 The Effects of the Salem Witch Trials on Religion in America The end of the Salem Witch Trials started the steady decline of Puritanism in the colonies.

Puritan groups began to separate into different Protestant sects.

People began to realize the faults of Puritanism after the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Puritan Downfall Trials allowed many people to realize that a minister's function was not to govern his colony, but to provide religious service

The Salem Witch Trials discouraged the connection between religion and government.

This helped lead to the idea of "separation of church and state" that is included in the US Constitution. "Separation of Church
and State" Salem, Massachusetts is still known for its witchcraft-based religions today

Religions such as Wicca are examples of "modern witchcraft"

Wicca and religions like Wicca have origins of witchcraft

There is a high concentration of people who still believe in witchcraft in Salem Current Religions Related
to Witchcraft Puritan Views Puritans' lives centered around the church

Government leaders were strong Christians that devoted themselves to Puritanism

They believed in God and the Devil

It was very common to be afraid of witchcraft and magic
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