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New England: Family And Dissension Study Notes

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1.How did Indians and Puritans turn the land into commodities?-Indians were hunting beavers for beaver pelts-in order to trade with the Europeans-Europeans cutting down trees-trading with English-turned their environment into commodities → led to its depletion2.Why did Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson challenge the Puritan orthodoxy?-Williams --> wanted to spread his own beliefs-separatist --> break from England (convinced that England is so corrupt – Pilgrims) – publicly criticizes the government of Massachusetts bay-said that the king had no right to grant land owned by the Indians-Puritans need to purchase land from Indians-wanted a strict separation of church and state-in MA religion determines economic and political policies-only Church members could vote and only Church members could be in government, the Church is heavily invested in secular matters-politics tends to corrupt individuals --> if there is a connection between church and state the church is going to become corrupt too-advocated religious toleration-let people worship the way they want and make certain that politics does not influence it-all of these against Puritan church and the state-is banned (“warned out”) and purchases land from Indians (creates Rhode Island)-Hutchinson --> made a logical conclusion from the Puritan doctrine of predestination-if God already determined who would be saved before they were born then it was unnecessary for Puritans to do good works in order to prepare for saving grace-critical of the Puritan religion --> convinced a lot of the leaders of Ma colony were not truly, not truly super religious figures whose authority she did not accept-merchants liked Anne Hutchinson --> don’t like the fact that the government and Church restricts their ability to make a profit-gathered a lot of people that are critical of the strict rule – considered a powerful person-put on trial --> said that God spoke to her and said that he would punish her persecutors-Puritans believe that divine revelations stopped in the Old Testament-convicted of Antinomianism – she and her family are kicked out-moved to Westchester, eventually she and her family are killed by Indians-civil war also known as the Puritan...

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