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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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  • Puritans

    When asked to describe the lives of Puritan women‚ many have the tendency to compare them to Pilgrims and the lives they lived. Many describe them as oppressed‚ depressed‚ and discouraged‚ expected to live lives under strict rules and regulations of the government and the church. Yet‚ Puritan women’s lives were somewhat of the opposite. Yes‚ they were required to live according to the laws of the government and church‚ but they were also offered the concept of free agency. They were allowed to dress

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  • Puritans

    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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  • Puritans

    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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  • Puritan Essay

    American Tradition The passage “In the genuine Puritan tradition‚ character and mortality are seen as permanent values achievable only by personal spiritual conquest‚ life is constantly spiritualized‚ and the humblest events and acts are related to a divine context.”‚ written by Kenneth B. Murdock‚ and in the book “The puritan Legacy”‚ is a statement said to describe the puritans. Within the textbook‚ many people of this century talk about the puritans‚ their way of living‚ and the accomplishments

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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 Beliefs

    Question: In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political‚ economic‚ and social development of the New England colonies from 1620 through the 1690s? The Puritan community positively and negatively influenced the New England colonies. When they first settled in America‚ they faced countless hardships that seemed to only increase their sense of religiosity. However‚ the colonies would not have been successful without them. Puritan beliefs helped to both introduce and spread

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  • Investing Puritans

    Think about having to lie and say you see the devil or else you get hung. This is what it was like for some of the puritans. The puritans had positive and negative traits‚ one of the positive traits was‚ they were fearful. One of the negative traits was that they were strict. In this movie it’s taught to make the right choice. This is explained well in Arthur Miller’s The Crucible‚ and in Johnathon Edward’s Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. A few other readings explain well positive and negative

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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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  • Puritan Beliefs

    Puritan Beliefs Although we believe that “our little superstitious rituals and propiations” don’t affect us the Puritans believed that they affected “our daily lives” (Benét). Stephen Benét continues to tell the reader about Puritan superstitions. Many of those described‚ many people are not aware of. The Puritans were a God fearing people who believed‚ and lived their lives‚ according to the Bible. In fact‚ many members were often punished for going slightly‚ or largely‚ out of the rules or

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