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. They believed God was challenging them and they had to exploit the land to their advantage. The Puritans also
Abigail was one of the first to be accused of witchcraft, but she dismissed the accusations by accusing and blaming others. She and the other girls first blamed Salem’s pariahs: Tituba, Sarah Good, and Goody Osburn because they were afraid of the consequences and saw the three outcasts as easy targets. The girls are considered to be an important catalyst for the witchcraft hysteria. The girls did not want to be punished for lying and doing things the society would not condone, so in order to take the attention away from them, they confessed and accused others of witchery. In the play, Mary Warren betrayed the other girls when she claimed that they are all pretending and lying about the involvement of witchcraft. Using self-preservation as a motive, Abigail pretended that Mary Warren was possessing an imaginary bird who was going to attack her and the other girls. The other girls caught onto what Abigail was doing and followed Abigail’s improvisational acting. In a panic, Mary Warren realized that there was a better chance for self-preservation if she goes along with the girls’ acts and accuses Proctor, so she plays along with the girls. During the trial, Danforth became suspicious of the girl’s integrity. In order to save herself, Abigail threatened Danforth with accusation of witchcraft. In a moment of panic, she stole money from Parris and ran away from Salem later on. Abigail decided to run away from the consequences
The Puritans believed that the bible was true. In Document H says “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.” The Puritans were
Puritanism was a minority force of churchmen and other members such as members of parliament felt that the Anglican Church was abandoned. Puritans used the Bible as a guide to conduct, not simply to faith, but to political and social life, and since they could
The Puritans were the founder of the northern colonies of New England although, not all New England Colonists were Puritans. The Puritan religion was an influence in the seventeenth-century. Then there were Quakers, who believed that neither preachers nor bibles were necessary to worship god. Which was the complete opposite of what puritans believed. There is one major difference between the two.
Salem Massachusetts was a town of quarrels in the early 1690s so it was no surprise the word of a single teenage girl set all the townspeople turning on eachother. In the years leading up to the Salem Witch Trials, miniscule tensions broke free between the people of Salem. This apprehension didn’t become a tangible threat; however, until a young girl named Abigail Williams cried witchcraft. Therefore, Abby was the most to blame for the events plaguing Salem in 1692.
The religion was a big part in the puritan’s belief system. Puritans believed that beings like the devil, angels, God, and of course witches. The puritans believed that the Devil would possess a normal being and turn them into and trouble seeking witch, as shown in the Background Essay. The first accused witch was Bridget Bishop, as show in Document C. The “afflicted” girls would act bewitched by her, as proven in Document D. Over 100 people were put in jail because being a witch was a serious crime at the
In the 1630s, The Puritans came to North America in search of religious freedom. They were persecuted back in England. Their only hope was to leave England. Perhaps in America they could establish a colony whose government, society, and church were all based upon the Bible. In the process, they greatly impacted America in government, religion and social mores. The Puritans were a fearful, strict, and highly religious group.
Puritans, unlike the Pilgrims (who sought to completely separate from the Church of England), wanted to purify the Church. As followers of John Calvin, they believed that God was all powerful and completely sovereign. A person’s
The Puritans were brave individuals who set out to alter the way their religion should be. Expanding to America was the way to escape the ills of the Catholic Church. Puritans felt that expanding was their right, and it was the only way to uphold God's word. The Roman Catholic Church was headed towards a path of destruction, and this was not what God wanted for his people. In Matthew 5:14, we find one of the major basis of the Puritan belief system. John Winthrop used this verse to preach to the masses
Puritans are colonists who were seeking religious tolerance, so they left England and settled in the American colonies. Their goal was to create communities that was centered around the church to support their Christian way of life (Salem Witch Trials).
Many people in the village they were being wrongly accused of witchcraft and quickly put to death when several of them did absolutely nothing wrong or the might have believed that you’re going witchcraft if you acted a certain way or Sayed something that they didn’t like you were put to jail when it should have been Abigail and the girls behind her all along.
In Three Sovereigns for Sarah, there is mass hysteria and confusion caused by little girls. This hysteria is being used by the preacher, Samuel Parris, to gain power and respect in the community of Salem Village. Abby Williams, Samuel Parris’ niece, starts getting into fortune telling and such illegal activities, as taught to her by the slave Tituba. Abby and other girls in the village act strange and start naming people for execution. Sarah and her two sisters are then named as witches.
Abigail pretended to be possessed and soon Ann Putnam senior caught on and thought this might be an opportunity to stop people from gaining their land to have voting rights to vote against Her husband so she went along as she was possessed also. Reverend Parris figured out that Abigail was soon lying, but he thought of it as a great opportunity to earn more money from the people for him to stay and “clean” the people that were accused of doing witchcraft. This scene went on for a while and everyone believed it until they stop believing in the
The Massachusetts Puritans were a group of people who grew unsatisfied with the church of England and they worked towards religious, moral, and societal reforms. The Puritans were an emphasis on the righteousness and sovereignty of God. On the other hand, the Pennsylvania Quakers were a group of people who believed in a more simple and personal way of living, both in their religious principles and in their way of life. Their fundamental belief is that of divine spirit, and that God is in each person, their emphasis in on human goodness. With that said, there are several differences between the Puritans and the Quakers.