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Puritans started to arrive in the New England area during the 1600's. They specifically settles in the areas around Boston. Unlike other people coming to settle in New England, the Puritans came to create a more pure and Christian based society; they did not come for economic purposes. The Puritans wanted a theocratic society, or a government run by religious beliefs. By creating their Christian based society in this way, their ideas and values of the political, economic, and social developments...

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The Puritans

The Puritans were a group of people who wanted to reform the English Church and came to America in the late sixteenth century. They settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629. The puritans believed in God, and all the things that the Bible preaches. They though salvation was only to chosen people and heaven or hell were real; they also believed that every person was born a sinner. It was in God’s hands to save a soul and grace it. Their society was well formed and the structure of their laws...

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Role of Women and Children Women did not play a leading role in Puritan society, yet they were more supportive in the home; Puritan society did not value them as equal to men. However, throughout time the privileges and expectations of women have changed drastically. Some of these improvements are based on the geography of the culture. Societies have grown and changed at varied rates throughout history. Women were expected to marry and raise a family. It was not always their choice as to who they...

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The Puritans

The puritans came to the Americas in search of religious freedom but, in their hypocrocy, had no tolerance for the beliefs of others. As was the case of Thomas Morton who was a devout atheist. This was Morton’s only crime, a different religious belief, which lead the puritans to show their true colors, that they were just as intolerant as those who persecuted them in England. Bradford’s account of this injustice has very little evidence against Morton. In his journal, Bradford accusses Morton...

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The Puritans

As it has been established in the great American history, colonists came to America for many reasons. They came to explore, to make money, to spread and practice their religion freely, and to live on land of their own. The Pilgrims and Puritans came to America to practice religious freedom. In the 1500s England broke away from the Roman Catholic Church and created a new church called the Church of England. Everyone in England had to belong to the church. There was a group of people called Separatists...

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Puritans Project

Honors Project August Martin H.S. Puritans Question #1: * The puritans believed that the bible was god’s true law. They believed that secular goveners are accountable to god to protect and reward virtue, including “true religion” and to punish wrongdoers. * Their values were both individual and corporate conformity to the teaching of the bible, with moral purity pursued both down to the smallest detail as well as ecclesiastical. * The puritans defined truth in the ways of god’s true...

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Puritan Literature

The Puritan literature of our first unit rebels against the greater context of world events occurring during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Puritan literature portrays that knowledge was gained through studying the Bible, and that the only purpose of gaining further knowledge would be to preserve the integrity of ones own soul, or to help others in saving theirs. The Puritans’ interests in gaining or preserving knowledge were solely religious, and they also believed that any knowledge...

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Puritan Dbq

The Puritan society was heavily influence by their religious beliefs. Their religious beliefs accurately describe how they influenced the development of New England. The Puritans believed in a simple economic situation, an equal and democratic political system, and a social system that relied heavily on the patriarchal head of the family. Their values shaped the economic, political and social development in New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s because of their strong ties to religion...

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Puritan Inheritance

Today, people describe the Puritans with their biased point of view. It is not unfathomable why people do not like the Puritans. The Puritans’ society and today’s society are very different. Puritan society was very restrained; people could only believe in God and the Bible was the law. Unlike Puritan society, today’s society does not restrain religion. Even though Puritans had bad influences on today’s society, Puritans played a pivotal role in constructing the USA. If you look around more carefully...

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The Puritan Dilemma

“The Puritan Dilemma: The Story of John Winthrop” This book talks about the life of one of the most influential puritans John Winthrop. “The Puritan Dilemma was written by Edmund Morgan. Edmund Morgan was a History professor at Yale University from 1955 to 1986. Edmund Morgan wrote many other popular books such as “Birth of a republic, American slavery, American Freedom” and “Inventing The people, the rise of popular sovereignty in England.” This puritan dilemma was written for the intent of future...

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