American Pageant Chapter 13 Essay

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1. Lord Baltimore

Lord Baltimore was the first of the English elites who received a proprietary colony from Charles I to populate, administrate, and protect. The king at the time was rewarding noblemen shares of the Virginia Company’s surrendered territories to create English colonies. Baltimore acquired his portion in 1632, with alleviation from royal taxation, the authority to employ judges, and the privilege of assembling a resident nobility. Baltimore intended the colony he named Maryland to be a sanctuary for England’s small population of victimized Catholics. Baltimore’s colony north of the Potomac River was constructed in a manorial system where Catholic could practice their faith confidentially. After a successful start in 1634, the …show more content…

The militia was comprised of farmers who preferred the option of a war of massacre over being hurt by low tobacco prices and high taxes. The fight against Native Americans initiated in 1676, and encountered solely nonviolent Indians, but the group slaughtered them regardless. Bacon and his supporters demanded the power to declare war against all Native Americans, and received such authority from a daunted Governor Berkeley. Shortly after, Berkeley reconsidered his decision and called back the troop, but Bacon’s men retaliated by burning the capital of Jamestown and spared whoever joined the rebellion. However, in late 1676 Bacon died of dysentery; his cohorts dispersed and their actions …show more content…

These ways reinforced the ministers’ power at the cost of the church members to create their “city upon a hill.” Regarding its church affiliation requirements, the New England Way differed from other Puritans; their saints were particularly different. Whereas English Puritan saints were those who piously devoted their lives to the Calvinist faith, New England Puritans saints were required to deliver an account of their conversion experience. New England Puritans also insisted on the importance of literacy and the understanding of Bible. Apart from the enforcement of public education, New England Puritans opposed state control of the church, and protested government by

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