In the mid-1600s, the New England Puritans had a vision: they were to create the perfect Christian church and settlement, one that was made according to their interpretation of the original church Jesus had visualized. They were a very religious group and wanted to build a place of refuge for themselves. Unlike the colonist of the Chesapeake Bay colonies, they did not immigrate to make a fortune. The main reason the Puritans traveled to America was because they wanted to build a “City Upon a Hill”, since they were persecuted in England for their beliefs. From the 1630s to the 1660s, the Puritan’s beliefs greatly influenced the political, economical, and social development of the New England colonies.
( Bailey,2015). According to King Jr., nonviolence has a direct link with one’s moral character. He fought for the civil rights and equality of African-Americans, economically under privileged through nonviolent methods. Mahatma Gandhi had a strong impact on King Jr. As Gandhiji, he also considered his moral and social integrity as religious commitments.
Moreover, he uses pathos because the puritans basically based their society on faith, they reached their emotional level because the puritans god was a vengeful god and they feared him. He tries to convince puritans to be a good example, and desires other towns to look upon theirs as an idolatry Puritan community. He uses persuasive diction and figures of speech to reinforce his idea of a “city upon a hill”, which is having absolute unity and conformity in able for the colony to prosper. Finally, in Patrick Henry speech, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!”
Purpose: Winthrop’s purpose for creating this sermon was to coax the colonist into creating a “utopia” in the New World; essentially a moral boost. The author used nationalism, imagery, and God to express his sermon towards the Puritans. By evoking God, he’s trying to create fear among the Puritans.
The New Englanders took religion seriously, making unitary laws according to Puritan standards. John Winthrop, later chosen as the first Massachusetts Bay Colony governor, was seeking religious freedom. Wishing to inspire the colonists to dwell in brotherly unity, he summoned them together to remind them “that if we [colonists] shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.” On the other hand, those in the Chesapeake region came for the wealth that America promised. They were there to become prosperous or die trying.
His actions leads the audience to change their ways, “[…] by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me” (3) conveys the audience to end slavery because even though their fathers have passed slavery down doesn’t mean they have to keep it in their family. Also, Douglass was a spiritual man, who believed in god and believed he was “[…] called upon to bring humble offerings to the national altar, and to confess the benefits and express devout gratitude for the blessings resulting from your independence to us?” (1). This interrogative sentence evokes an aware feeling because they consider the fact he is speaking to better the people and nation, not just to talk or upset anyone. With this in mind, Douglass cared more for the people than himself, although he did side with the slaves
The Puritan’s voyage to the New World was recorded in “Of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford. The Puritans made this voyage to escape the persecution they were facing in Europe and in hopes of starting a new life that would exert their right to religious freedom. The Puritans believed God’s active and persistent “hand” was present in all aspects of their lives. It was the grace of God that was the sole explanation of every daily occurrence or event. God created everything and therefore he played a significant role in the lives of the Puritans.
During this time period, religion was a major role in daily-life; therefore, using biblical references was a major appeal to the audience’s emotion as well as to substantiate the author’s own legitimacy. Jefferson and Henry took advantage of this common tactic in order to maintain the audience’s interest and enhance the testimonies validity. In both of the given articles, each author established religion into their argument within the first paragraph. Declaration of Independence utilized it as an explanation for why the country is in need of its independence, and “Speech in the Virginia Convention” appropriates religious claims as a way to assign responsibility to the masses. The two authors have a similar claim attached to each time they mention God, that being that He wishes them to be free and that America is the colonists’ country.
(T 67). The Puritans thought it a sign from God that they had right to use and conquer land, land that they thought the natives could not use properly. The relationship between the Puritans and the natives had not always been this way. In “The Enlarged Salem Covenant” the Puritans state “not the Indians, whose good we desire to promote” (Doc C). This contrasts sharply with the relationship the Puritans actually had with the natives, which resulted in multiple wars and the almost complete annihilation of all native tribes in the area.
First of all, both colonies came to America, but they came for different reasons, one came for Religion and the other came to get rich. Both of those reasons are good reasons to come to America, but if you don't care about others and don't want to help others like the Jamestown colony did, their is no good reason to come to America. Basically, Jamestown was a very bad built colony that didn't really care about nobody but themselves and money and the Plymouth Plantation was a colony that that cared about people's safety and wanted to have freedom of religion so that they could be free to practice whatever they wanted. In conclusion the Plymouth Plantation and Jamestown are very different and alike in many ways and it is very interesting to see how this country's ancestors were and how different the colonies were.
The Puritans in the 1600s had a very important influence in the development of the New England colonies through the 1660s their ideas, values; political, economic and social development would have a lasting effect on the region. The values of the Puritans were greatly rooted in the idea that man was evil and that God alone would save us. By creating this town upon the hill God will reward them for their efforts for trying to reform the Anglican Church. Politically the Puritans were a semi-theocracy that would only allow those who were part of the church to vote. Economically they brought a lasting effect based on their hard work ethic.
Religion was a flourishing entity among society and politics both in Colonial America and Great Britain. It gave way to righteousness for a certain cause at that time or a way to assure leadership was valid among citizens of that particular country most commonly amid the Monarch rule over Great Britain and and later Parliament. Religion had a great power of influence over the people and the way they thought about the future of their country, in particular, Colonial America and the justification of the American Revolution against England. Regarding documents from key revolutionary figures and Sermons both hailing and denouncing the Revolution, and the ideas Americans had as religion being a rationale of their pursuits, only then can religion
The Puritan doctrine was a heavy influence on Rowlandson’s interpretive views on her captivity. The belief that God is active and in control of every aspect of their lives because they believed that when they received good things it was a sign of God’s grace, and misfortune was a sign of God’s divine judgment for the purpose of punishing his people for their misdeeds and to teach them a lesson from it. When Rowlandson and the Indians are making their way across the river she realizes that the English Army is on their way, but when the English arrived at the river they couldn’t cross it to follow. “God did not give them the courage to or activity to go over after us; we were not ready for so great a mercy as victory and deliverance”(Rowlandson
Source A gives various reasons for participation in the First Crusade. These include for military leaders the gaining of power and territory and for the ordinary participants it was the deep religious fervour and the promise of absolution that drove them to join the Crusade. This view is convincing because Bohemond of Taranto did stay in the East and eventually became Bohemond of Antioch. There is also evidence that knights had to sell or mortgage land just to participate suggesting that maybe they were also planning to stay for the territory and power.
Evidence shows that the Puritans had politically influenced their colonies with their religious values. In the New World, a group of Puritans established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. There, the Puritans would create a government that would revolve around their covenant with God. On the way to the New World, John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, led a sermon, titled “A Model of Christian Charity”, about Puritan ideals (Winthrop). As well as determining Puritan ideals, the sermon urges colonists to unite as a “city on a hill” for others to look up to (Winthrop).