Question

The Witchcraze was motivated by the following With the rise of...

The Witchcraze was motivated by the following


With the rise of Protestantism more women became responsible for their own salvation


Protestantism led to religious and social tensions


Rulers used the witch trials as a weapon for social control within their territory


All of the above

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the correct answer is "Rulers used the witch trials as a weapon for social control within their territory"

 

 

the rulers used the witch trial as a tool for social control within the territory. the rulers trialed the witch and exploited the fear over the witch for social control and cultural uniformity. the trial helped them to increase centralized power and bureaucratic jurisdiction. it also resulted in dominating the church by the rulers. 

 

 

 

Step-by-step explanation

https://departments.kings.edu/womens_history/witch/worigin.html

https://dailyhistory.org/What_were_the_causes_of_the_Witch_Craze_in_Europe,_1550-1700

https://www.history.com/news/how-medieval-churches-used-witch-hunts-to-gain-more-followers

https://dailyhistory.org/What_were_the_causes_of_the_Witch_Craze_in_Europe,_1550-1700