Amish Research Paper

434 Words2 Pages
Technology is everywhere and is what people use every day in life, except one society. The Amish are a group of people that live in America in the state of Ohio without any form of technology (Patton). The most interesting traditions of the Amish religion are religious tradition of song, the weddings, and no technology. Without technology in America, we would be sitting ducks not knowing what we should do with our lives. The Amish people are acknowledged for their simple living, plain clothes, and own way of life (Fecht). Rich in history and interesting knowledge the Amish people have surprised people all around the world in the way they live. The Amish history goes back to the 16th century, which is rich with interesting facts (Patton). Hi…show more content…
The history of the Amish starts in the early 16th century with the Protestant Reformation. “The expansion of worldwide trade began replace goods and services formerly provided by local tradesmen and peasants. There was widespread discontent with the traditional policies of the intertwined church and government” (Brenneman). This quote by Brenneman describes what the protestant reformation was in the 16th century. The Amish movement, founded by Jacob Amman, in which they got their name from (Stoltzfus). Jacob Amman was a Swiss Mennonite leader, which means he was a part of the Swiss Brethren. The Swiss Brethren were Anabaptists, which means that one who got baptized as a child lets themselves get baptized as an adult (Fecht). Ammann favored strong church discipline, which he carried on into the Amish practice. “Amish Mennonites began migrating to Pennsylvania in the 18th century. This migration was a reaction to religious wars, poverty, and religious persecution on the Continent” (Hostetler). Soon the Amish community was growing and moving into other states, counties, and cities. Some of the Amish congregations stayed in Europe and merged with the Mennonites. The Mennonites are people that hold the same beliefs as the Amish people, but are less conservative (Patton). Everyone in the world has different religion, but Amish religion is one of the few that are based on faith. “The Amish
Open Document