Religious dissidents in England who sought to “purify” the Church of its Catholic ways founded the Puritan religion. Foreseeing political issues with this group, King Charles I granted a charter for the Puritans to start a colony in the New World. Around 50,000 Puritans left New England in what is called today “The Great Migration,” and traveled to the New World. Upon arriving to the New World, they sought to transplant England into the Americas, so they called it “New England.” Their ideas and values had a great influence in both a positive and negative on New England’s political, social, and economic development. One fundamental idea held by the Puritans was that no man or woman could question the rules set by the fathers of the Church. As stated in the Enlarged Salem covenant of 1636, “ In public or private, we will willingly do nothing to offend the church…” What they said was law. Essentially it was a theocracy. Dissidents who chose to question their teachings would be banished. Roger Williams, a dissident, said “ God requireth not a uniformity of religion to be enacted and enforced in any civil state; which enforced uniformity sooner or later in the greatest occasion of civil war.” What Roger Williams meant by this was that God does not want any state to restrict a religion. He believed it was hypocrisy what the Puritans were doing. This had an affect on political development of New England. And one of their many teachings was that magicians (such as witches) were advocated of the Devil. So all witch-like behavior was forbidden. One place where this idea was held was in a town known as Salem. In Salem, in the 1600s many trials known as the “Salem witch trials occurred.” People who wanted to gain power and grow high in the government would simply accuse another of being a witch. This slowed the political development of New England. While trying harder and harder to become a democracy this slowed the process down significantly. The Puritans also had many ideas and values that positively affected political growth in New England. A Puritan fundamental idea was equality. Every man, woman, and child was to be treated fairly. This essentially forced New England into being a democracy, which was an obvious positive. As John Winthrop, a Puritan and future governor of Massachusetts said, “Wee must be willing to abridge us of our superfluities, for the supply of others’ necessities…” This statement, while having very little social views, led to modern-day democracy. They never had a totalitarian government, a monarchy, or a dictatorship. They had a system of an absolute democracy. They held town meetings, where every man was able to vote on things pertaining to the colony. Husbands, brothers, or fathers represented women. This idea helped the New England government significantly. “ Idle hands, Idle minds are the workshop of the Devil.” This statement portrayed all one needs to know about the New England economic system established by the Puritans. What it means is that one must constantly be working for the good of others and for the good of the colony. A lazy man was frowned upon in the New World. As Captain John Smith said, “He who does not work, will not eat.” While Captain John Smith was from Virginia, his idea was one of the Puritans and New England. This improved the Economy greatly. With everyone working for the good of the colony, that colony would thrive. This is a reason that the New England colonies were much richer than the southern colonies. But it had many other benefits. Statistics showed that the life expectancy in New England was much greater than that in Virginia. The activeness made people live-longer. Robert Keane said in his last will and testament, “ testify to the world on my behalf that I have not lived an Idle, lazie, or dronish life no spent my time wantonly, fruitlessly, …” This exemplified the feeling of all Puritans of the time. He felt it was so important that he added it into his last…
deeds, and they deserve to be remembered. The people that have fought for our country, the ones who have raised it up. Ambrose picks many different points that provide lessons, and that teach you facts and details about focal points in the history of America.
Ambrose begins his book talking about the founding fathers, and the decisions that they made that inevitably started our country. He began is book, with the beginning of our country. He explained how the men that started our country, fought for…
English homework 14/05/2012
In the 1929 America witnessed it biggest financial crises in American history. The Wall Street crash was an event which leads to America’s problem. In the 1930’s there were many events which lead to Americas down fall i.e. the dust bowl and the great depression.
The dust bowl
The dust bowl was when the soil of California, Texas and Oklahoma was over use which took all the nutrients away from the rich soil which turned it to sand and the harsh winds from the…
Puritans- a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship.
Joint-stock companies - a company (usually unincorporated) which has the capital of its members pooled in a common fund.
Privateers - An armed ship owned and officered by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war…
Raymond Carver: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
In Raymond Carver’s short story “What we talk about when we talk about love” we learn the story of four individuals who have met to enjoy an afternoon of light drinks and easy conversation. Mel, Terri, Nick and Laura are married couples who enjoy each other’s company and start talking about trivial matters before opening the first bottle of gin. As the drinking begins, we start to see that the…
History is a very important aspect of our lives. It is essential to individuals and to society. It focuses attention on the complex processes of social changes, including factors that are causing changes around us. One should know about the people, their origin and ideas; their impact on society, the trade and diseases that affected us. It helps us understand people, how they change, how the society we live in came to be and how these changes impacted our lives.
metals, and later on things suchg as furs, but not initially, these Europeans subjucated (raped & killed) the Natives and seized their lands. Spanish explorers landed in the Caribbean and then moved on to conquer what is now Mexico, Central America and South America.
The British first unsuccessfully attempted to colonize the region of the Carolinas, and then more successfully Virginia. Initially the British wanted wealth - - - Gold & precious stones, when those items failed to materialize they realized…
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Bermuda), Central America, the Caribbean, and Guyana from 1607 to 1783. Formally, the British Colonies in North America were known as British America and the British West Indies until 1776, when the Thirteen British Colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard declared their independence and formed the United States of America. After that, British North America (or, simply but not inclusively, Canada) was used to describe the remainder of Britain's…
however, people believe humanity has learned nothing from the prior. Due to the recurrences over time, people think that things that have happened in the past will continue to happen in the future. Certainly, that is not the case with America. Since the 20th century, America has drastically changed in terms of culture, economy and technology.
In 1930’s, things were very different. The culture was very simple. People cut down on their lavish lifestyles and irrelevant necessities to save money. Due to…
All I have learned my whole life is that pilgrims were people who wore buckled top
hats, baggy trousers, and came to America in the Mayflower and arrived at Plymouth Rock.
Everything that I knew was almost completely changed when i figured out that Plymouth Rock
was not the first colony in America. The real first colony that gave England a foothold in
America was Jamestown. Unlike the classic tale of pilgrims settling in the New World these
people had absolutely no women with them and did not have such an easy time settling down…