Court of Oyer and Terminer
This new addition to the government system was created in order to help reform Salem Vililage and organize the numerous amount of trials.


-Oyer and Terminer mean " to hear and  to
-Governor Phips created the Court of Oyer and Terminer because of the excessive amount of accused witches that needed to be tried in court
-He appointed prominent figures of Boston and the surrounding areas to be judges and magistrates
- Even though he did not have a lot of legal background, William Stoughton, the Lt. Governor of  Massachusetts, was appointed the Chief Justice
Trial of Giles Corey
The examination of a witch in the the Court of Oyer and Terminer.
Accused witches were checked to see if they had any unusual marks on their body.
Although this court was created in order to help reform the hysteria, there were still many  trials that turned  into a crazed frenzy.