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Unit 1 presentation Period 3

  1. 1. In what way did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic,and social development of the New England Colonies from 1630 through the 1600s?
  2. 2.  The Puritans tried to create a step-by- step life with one common goal, through. . . Social ◦ “God’s Plan” : A Utopia Economic ◦ Money revolved around the Church Political ◦ The Combination of Church and State
  3. 3.  Puritans’ priorities in establishing their community [Document B] ◦ In the center of the community: a church, town hall, and school  Represents the centers of the social community: religion, education, and communication, which are all portrayed through Puritan values Solidarity: a view of all for one [Document A] ◦ Teamwork in living a good life, as service to “God’s Plan” ◦ E.g., “City Upon a Hill”  Encouraged community building and combing labor forces
  4. 4.  Puritans’ Belief of Predestination ◦ E.g., the Puritans accepted any hardship (Native American assaults, poor harvest, natural disasters, etc.) as God’s will  Exemplifies their total trust in God, leading up to. . . Puritans’ Subordination of Others with different views [Document D] ◦ Document D: William Bradford describing the burning of a Native American village, describing the natives as “proud, insulting, and blasphemous”  Shows the Puritans’ intolerance of foreign ideologies and beliefs
  5. 5.  God’s plan of a utopia Such a utopia centered only on Puritan values
  6. 6.  Taxes going to the Church  Exemplifies the obligation of the citizens to participate in contribution to the church Belief that the meaning of life deviated from financial prosperity [Document J] ◦ John Higginson proclaiming that profit from trade is not the priority of Puritan life  Counters the belief of materialism, therefore countering the growing trade market of New England
  7. 7.  Families’ Self-Sufficiency ◦ The Church calls for unity among the family, creating a larger labor force through the familial unit and increasing production of goods within the Puritan community  This began to separate the Puritan economy from the rest of New England’s economy; it also proves of the growing avoidance of materialism.
  8. 8.  An economy based on Puritan labor An economy separate from materialistic values Both of the above at the will of the Church
  9. 9.  Everyone is given a power that must not be abused [Document H] ◦ Power should be used as intended in all aspects of life  This value limits the power of individuals, but contributes to the power of the community under Puritan society The treatment that law should apply upon foreign religions and ideals [Document G]  That law should allow freedom of speech of one’s own religion, but any assimilation between religions or disruptive proclamation of personal ideals should be considered illegal
  10. 10.  The Covenant of 1636: says that the Puritans will lawfully obey Church and Commonwealth [Document C] -They lawfully obeyed this covenant because they believed it pleased their Lord.
  11. 11.  Law should be in favor of the Lord Power is under the Puritan society Power is for the Puritan society
  12. 12.  Restate clinchers: ◦ Social – God’s plan is for the people to create a Utopia. ◦ Economic – A humble and equal economy is necessary within this utopian society. ◦ Political – The power is in accordance with God’s plan. Conclusion: ◦ New England life went through many changes, unifying many parts of the society willing to accept and cooperate with the Puritan values, and isolating those who did not.