My research paper i will be comparing and explaining the similarities and differences of the life of a Puritan, the Education and how Connecticut was considered the most successful Puritan colony in British America and how Puritanism is still seen today.
Connecticut was considered the most successful puritan colony in British America.
Connecticut had an extremely large population, even bigger than Rhode Island and New
Hampshire combined. Connecticut also developed its institutions less inconvenient than
Massachusetts magisterial supervision. Connecticut attracted very few immigrants because of it undeveloped agricultural industry, therefore the Atlantic slave trade never became popular.
Connecticut also didn’t have a considerably superior seaport or an extremely wealthy or poverty stricken areas. puritanism historically begins in the year 1636 when Reverend Thomas Hooker led a Massachusetts Bay Colony Puritan group, and established the town of Hartford and became the colony of
Connecticut. The Demographic principles of Connecticut’s first constitution was put together by Thomas Hooker and he was the leader of congregationalism in New England.
The Connecticut colony had almost disappeared because there was no base structure in English law. Connecticut was saved by Saybrook colony leader John Winthrop Jr. after he accepted
Hartford’s jurisdiction and agreed to serve as the governor of Connecticut. Connecticut is no longer Puritan, and it is nearly impossible to say when it ended. The puritan were believed to become Yankees in Connecticut during the late 17th century. It is also possible that Puritanism never died in Connecticut, but because of the massive immigration of nonprotestants in the late
19th century overwhelmed the Puritan community. This caused the Roman Catholic Church to
be the largest in the state of Connecticut.
Puritanism in Connecticut has greatly influenced and modified modern day society. Back in the 1600’s white was the dominant skin color in Connecticut and throughout North America.
Now all people are excepted blacks, asians, and many others. Connecticut’s population
“~3,600,000” is still larger than Rhode Island and New Hampshires combined population of
“~2,371,000”. When Puritanism was no longer a thing and everyone moved on, it reminded me of trends like baggy pants to skinny jeans or old school rap to new/modern rap.
All Puritans lived similar lives. nearly every puritan got married the percentage of the population that got married was extremely high. Less than 6%of woman and 2% of men did not get married opposed to as many as 27% of the England population who couldn’t or was unwilling to marry during the same era. Marriage was an agreement among a man and a woman.
Marriage was suppose to be performed in front of a civil, nonreligious, authority. Both husband and wife had the right to a divorce if the agreements of marriage were broken. all families were bound by the complicated bonding of relationships, therefore marriage was taken very seriously.
In order to get married you needed approval of the spouses parents, but the parents did not arrange the marriage for their children. However Marriage and or sex between a man and another man or a woman and a woman were not tolerated and were punished by being put to death.
Puritans are always wearing the color black and gray in all of the painting that they are shown in.
The purpose behind this small selection of color is because colors like green,, rust, orange, purple, brown, and ,many other colors are considered “sadd” colors. The color black is also the most formal color and the most prefered color by the Puritans. Holidays like Thanksgiving were very important to the Puritans, however they did not celebrate Christmas. By the year 1676,
Thanksgiving became a yearly holiday. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in February of
1631 and was later moved to the Fall