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  • Puritan's Blind Belief In Their Religion
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    Puritans were separatists from English Church in XVII century. They left England because of the repressions from King Charles I who tried to restore Roman Catholicism in England. Puritans also immigrated because they wanted to spread the gospel to other parts of the world and establish pure church. In 1620, the first pilgrims stepped ashore at Cape Code and by the 1630 Puritanism ruled New England almost entirely. Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire were some of the colonies that relie...
  • New England Colonies
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    The differences in development between the New England colonies and the Chesapeake or Middle colonies occurred for a many number of reasons. First, they were different people. They come from different places and had different ways of life. Not only did the two regions both have different governing systems, but they were also driven to the New World by different religions or incentives. Even their slight economic differences helped to shape the individuality of the two areas. Most could probably ...
  • Clerical Leadership In The Dominant Puritan Colony
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    in the 17th century some Puritan groups separated from the Church of England. Among these were the Pilgrims, who in 1620 founded Plymouth Colony. Ten years later, under the auspices of the Massachusetts Bay Company, the first major Puritan migration to New England took place. The Puritans brought strong religious impulses to bear in all colonies north of Virginia, but New England was their stronghold, and the Congregationalist churches established there were able to perpetuate their viewpoint ab...
  • Early Colonial Areas Long Before America
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    Early colonial areas Long before America officially became a country in 1776, this land, which we are upon, was m early a colonial settlement for British Immigrants who were fleeing their country because of religious reasons. There were three different areas in which the immigrants settled. The first area was known as New England. It consisted of the present-day states: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The people living there were called "Puritans". They got the...
  • Puritanism In New England
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    A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. 1 Facing religious persecution in England, the Puritans fled Europe. They constructed an intolerant government because to Puritans Toleration meant permitting error. 2 Puritanism ultimately led to its own decline in New England because it refused to accept rival religious groups, critics and merchants. The Great Awakening, although welcomed at first, ultimately badly damaged what remained of the fabric of Puritanism. 3 ...
  • Demos's Tudy Of The Family And Community
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    Colonial America BookNotes John Putnam Demos (1937-) A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony NY: Oxford UP, 1970. xvi + 201 p. Ill. : 15 photos (btw. 108-09). Appendix: demographic tables (191-94). Bibliographical footnotes, index (195-201). ISBN: 0195128907 (1999 ed.) Thesis:' A familie is a little Church, and a little commonwealth, at least a lively representation thereof, whereby tri all may be made of such as are fit for any place of authoritie, or of subjection in Church or co...
  • Life In Colonial America John C Miller
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    The First Frontier: Life in Colonial America John C. Miller Lanham: University Press of America, 1966. In his historical novel The First Frontier: Life in Colonial America John C. Miller tells of the taming of a harsh frontier. He tackles such topics as Puritans versus Quakers, southern plantation versus cities, and everyday life in the colonial period. Most people do not realize how similar Quakers and Puritans really are. Both came to the new world to escape persecution. The Puritans planned t...
  • Puritans Emphasis On Religious Education
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    US History Essay During the seventeenth century, the Puritans landed in New England to form the Massachusetts Bay colony. John Winthrop, the first Governor of the colony, saw the place as a political and religious refuge. He described it as "a city upon a hill". In England, the Puritans were not free to practice their faith and were persecuted by the Anglican Church. The Puritans wanted to create an ideal society where they could practice religion at will. These people risked everything just so ...
  • Threat Of Anne Hutchinson In Puritan
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    The Threat of Anne Hutchinson In Puritan led Massachusetts Bay Colony during the days of Anne Hutchinson was an intriguing place to have lived. It was designed ideally as a holy mission in the New World called the "city upon a hill", a mission to provide a prime example of how protestant lives should have subsisted of. A key ingredient to the success of the Puritan community was the cohesion of the community as a whole, which was created by a high level of conformity in the colony. Puritan leade...
  • Longer The Growing Season
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    The Virginians were better off than the Puritans were, because they had tobacco for a cash crop, they had a longer growing season, and they could trade and sell to England easier than the Puritans could. The Virginians were also more loosely structured than the Puritans, and were allowed to be individual people instead of one large mass. Smith and Bradford's ways of leading their colonies were similar, yet so very different. Smith's main concern was to make money and be famous. Bradford's concep...
  • Important Steps In Democratic History
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    Once the first English settlers set foot on American soil they were setting tracks in history with every step they took. Their first few steps were with that of democratic characteristics. There were a few significant democratic concepts throughout the colonies. The Mayflower Compact was one of the first movements toward a democratic society. The Compact, although not a constitution, was an agreement to form a crude government and to submit to the will of the majority under the regulations agree...
  • Governments Of The New Colonies In America
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    Religious differences in colonial America were apparent and inevitable toward creating a diverse society. Differences in religion, and way of life, and the lasting effects of these helped to shape The United States. Branches of the Puritan and Quaker faiths were the trailblazers for American diversity. Most of the first religions to begin the colonization of the Americas were not just common Protestants. They had not only broken ties with the Catholic Church, but now were severed from the Anglic...
  • Smith Believes
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    How do Primary Source Documents Mirror the Ideals of a Society The attitudes and beliefs of a particular time period are reflected in first hand documents, purposely and inadvertently through the biases and ideals of the authors of the pieces. The arrogant self-serving attitude of the first colony is reflected in Captain John Smiths, The General History of Virginia. The Puritans holier-than-thou ideals are reflected in the essay by William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation. Finally the fear ofthe...
  • Colonies For Many Reasons
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    Why would people travel to a continent that was newly discovered They knew very little about the land and less about the people already living here. Europeans came for multiple reasons. They came for money, freedom of religion, to go back to the good old days, adventure, marriage and some were even forced. No matter how they got here they all had to adapt to a new way of life, and unfortunately that cost a lot of lives. However, eventually they were able to band together and accomplish what was ...
  • Puritan Colony Of Massachusetts Bay
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    The first 400 settlers under the new charter departed in 1629 to start the Puritan colony of Massachusetts Bay, but not all of the Company were Puritans. Therefore events during the spring of and summer of 1629 convinced them they could remain as nonconformist in the Church of England by leaving the country. Perhaps by oversight the company's charter made no mention of where the headquarters had to be located. In August the shareholders reached an agreement and bought out those who wished to rem...
  • Tolerant Colony
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    Colonization of New England was due to the fact that in England, Puritans called Congregationalists wanted to reform the church. Other Puritans called Separatists thought the church was already too corrupt and could not be saved. To get the religious freedom they longed for and open their lives to new opportunity, the Separatists established a settlement in New England. Since people were being persecuted in Europe, especially in England, because of their religion, religious groups such as the Pu...
  • Schools In Puritan Colonies
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    Puritans were English Protestants who wished to reform and purify the Church of England of what they considered to be unacceptable remains of Roman Catholicism. In the 1620's leaders of the English state and church grew being heartless to Puritan demands. They insisted that the Puritans conform to religious practices that they hated, removing their ministers from office and threatening them with" extirpation from the earth" if they did not follow their rules. Passionate Puritan laymen received s...
  • Ideal Of A Colony For People
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    Our founding fathers and settlers of our thirteen colonies brought with them ideals that moved America and its people to become a great nation. They brought with them customs, laws, and religions that helped lay the foundation for our nation that we built on and still continue to build on to this day. The Pilgrims came over to the New World in 1620 after breaking away from the Church of England to establish a separate church. These pilgrims came to be known as the Puritans because they wanted to...
  • Anne Hutchinson And Roger Williams
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    The main goal of the colonial Puritans was to purify English Christianity, and in order to do so, they unjustly felt the need to be rid of those with different religious beliefs. These religious "outcasts" included Quakers and religious dissenters, such as Anne Hutchinson and Roger Williams. The Quakers were a religious group who enjoyed peace. They opposed a government that funded the church through taxes and a paid clergy, and opposed oppression based on race, sex, or class. They met in meetin...
  • Problems Of The Puritan Colony
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    Some historians believe that the seed of the American culture could be traced back to the Puritan society. The Puritans were a people who believed in religious freedom and peaceful coexistence. The Puritan mind adopted revisionist and new-historical values. The Puritans' reason for migration was that they refused to accept the authority that went beyond the revealed word. They never intended to completely sever all relations with the Anglican Church, however, they were nonconformists by nature, ...

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