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Thursday Feb. 4

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Thursday Feb. 4 AMH 2010

Kassidy Garcia
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New England and the Puritains
American History 1
Edward Vickers
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Date Created: 02/11/16
New England and the Puritans    Puritans  ● schools are established for religion and work  ○ Puritan work effort  ○ you have a job, you are your job so do good at it  ● Calvinist  ● predestination  ○ can't know if you're saved or damned, so you have to work and honor G­d  ● chosen people; “City Upon a Hill” (John Winthrop)  ○ dont screw up because if we do we will make christians look bad, we are setting  the example  ○ what have we done to fail god? (ask themselves when things go bad)  ○ if one of us fails, we all fail...  ● see indians as the devil children  ● Puritans want to get to the new world unlike the Virginia company  ○ because there is no king in the new world, the fight amongst themselves  ■ they are all reading the bible for themselves, so they are are all  interpreting things differently  ● Roger Williams  ○ Puritans are not doing enough to separate themselves from the church of  England  ○ doesn't think the government should have anything to do with religion (long­term  effect..inspires separation of church and state)  ○ because his ideas are rejected, he flees Massachusetts & Connecticut (Puritan  land) and creates Rhode Island   ■ all rebels, along with German Jews were are exiled to Rhode Island   ● Ann Hutchinson  ○ wife of a puritan minister; midwife in Boston  ○ hold religious meetings in her home in Boston  ■ begins to preach that God has spoken to her and told her that she is  among the elect and that she is saved to go to heaven   ○ she turns the entire religion upside down and makes the goal to experience the  “New Birth” (when G­d tells you that you are saved)  ■ the goal is no longer to do good at everything, just to talk to G­d to know  your fate  ■ she is also a woman doing this, so puritan men put her on trial    ○ 1, they cannot try her because her claim is no crime → day 2, she  claims that they are all going to be damned so they exiled her  ● Geography of Massachusetts/Connecticut/Rhode Island   ○ colder in New England (unlike Virginia) so it's much healthier  ○ much harder to make a farm succeed because of cold  ■ also have no cash crop like tobacco   ■ they depend on the labor of entire family to make farms work  (subsistence)  ○ expect to live 70+ years (in VA, only about 45)  ● Great Migration (1630 to Massachusetts)  ○ 14,000 come up to 1640  ○ 7000 come during 1640­1700  ○ population ends up totaling around 91,000  ■ mostly children of those that came from 1630­1640  ○ at the same time….85,000 in VA and 33,000 in Caribbean  ■ this is all importation, nothing about reproduction     VIDEO  ●  


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