Bacon’s Rebellion and its Impact on the British Colonies It was 1674 in Jamestown, Virginia. Long time has passed since the foundation of Jamestown back in 1607. Throughout the years more people came to settle in the colonies. Like those many others Nathaniel Bacon, an English farmer, just came from England.
There were brutal winters, Indian attacks, a small pox epidemic and a change in governing. “Sir William Phips appointed governor of MA Bay and a new charter is created in which the governor, church, legislature, and courts are welded together in a single religions and civil governing body” (Document #1). These were major changes that effected how the society functioned. Religion became even more prominent and people were being forced to deal with this,
The passage I chose takes place during Magawisca’s trial. Towards the end of the trial, she tells Governor Winthrop she would rather be sentenced to death right away than placed back in the cell. To some this can be seen as Magawisca being weak. The text says she spoke with a sense of impatience for the first time. To me it shows that she is simply tired of being strong and she needs someone to come to her rescue.
During the late 1600’s, Salem Village, Massachusetts was swept up in a single-minded fervor as its inhabitants tried to rid the settlement of witches. Several months of wild accusations that pitted neighbor against neighbor resulted in 19 deaths and nearly 200 convictions, collectively called the Salem Witch Trials (Text 2). While there were many factors that led to the hysteria behind the Salem Witch Trials, the authoritative role of religion and the fear of punishment were most likely the greatest catalysts. Religion had constantly provided stability in the uncertainty of the New World, and therefore questioning religious agendas would undermine any sense of security that the settlers had. Furthermore, confessing and accusing others seemed to be the only way colonists could escape punishment, so they facilitated the trials out of fear.
America’s Early Identity America’s early identity was shaped by Europeans, Native American’s and their culture, and God. According to the Scarlet Letter the puritans use the Bible’s commandments and beliefs to shape their society. For example, “The settlers continued to follow their christian values and held each member of their society to the christian standard”. This is saying that each of them were following each of their rules.
At first it seems that the Salem witch trials and the novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” are nothing alike, but, when we take a close look, we see that they are very similar in nature. They have similar themes, symbols and details which leads me to believe the novel was inspired by the trials. The actual novel itself is dedicated to Mary Webster which the author of “The Handmaids Tale,” Margaret Atwood, believes she may or may not have been related to Mary. When Atwood was growing up, her grandmother would tell her at times that she was related to Mary and the other days completely deny it “because it wasn’t very respectable.” Atwood wanted to write a novel about Mary, herself, but didn’t know enough about the 17th century to accomplish that, but, did write a poem call “Half-Hanged Mary” which details the way Mary possibly felt having to hang by her neck from a tree all night, surviving until morning after being falsely accused of being a witch.
Was the American Revolution unavoidable? Should King George have handled things differently? Were the colonist right in the way they reacted? Should colonist be expected to pay debts incurred by British merchants? Were all the “Acts” imposed the cause ultimate cause?
The Puritans were a very strict culture that put a lot of emphasis in the idea of evil and how terrible it was to be involved in evil acts. So with that said, it can be understandable to a certain point that these people liked to jump the gun when it came to these wrong doings. However, many historians have looked back and studied this time period of the trials and came up with a theory that the people may have been sick because their wheat was subject to the ergot, which is a fungus found on rye. This is a significant discovery in terms of finding a reason as to why the Puritans acted the way that they did, considering that ergot has a side effect of psychosis in other words gives the brain a hard time in determining what is real and what is fake. Ergot also makes a person more anxious, so when you couple anxiety and hallucinations, then one could easily comprehend why the Puritans went on this terror for a little over a
Williams held a belief in freedom of expression, and he also thought that the natives should be paid for their land. William’s actions were viewed as an attempt to sabotage the colony’s unity. Unity amongst the puritans was based on a strict set of religious guidelines enforced by Puritan ministers. Anyone who threatened this unity was a threat to the colony as a whole and was therefore punished. The Puritan leaders viewed William’s actions as an act of disobedience, and Williams was soon ordered by the courts to return to England.
The American Revolution was a political chaos or disruption that took place during the 1765 and 1784. The American Revolution was the point, were we learned to get better along with countries. This brought discontent, horrible lost, but independence. Seventeen years ago one of the major causes of the American Revolution occurred. One of those major causes was the Boston Tea Party.
Some believed that the Puritans were just crazy about religion. Others believed that their was a drug that made them act this way. But it was mass hysteria, these people acted out of fear. One would be accused and others would play along and agree to save themselves.
When the Puritans massacred the Pequot, they claimed that they were fulfilling God’s wishes for the evil. In the Bible, it stated that anyone who worshipped the devil, which is who the Puritans believed that Pequot worshipped, deserved the most painful death. The Puritans believed that their actions through the massacre were absolutely necessary and the Pequot tribe deserved to suffer. The real reason behind the massacre was that the Puritans believed they owned complete rights to the land and they were getting tired of having to trade for goods on the land they had ‘discovered.’ The Puritans had a different view of how the land should be controlled and wanted it all for themselves.
The Puritans were a very orderly put together society; However, they had very little freedom. They believed that social order and organization was much more important than individual rights. In America for example, we have freedom of religion, speech, and the right to equal justice. The Puritans had none of these. After reading about the Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible I noticed that they especially lacked the right to equal justice.
Abigail Williams In the play "The Crucibles" by Arthur Miller, Abigail Williams was not such a good Puritan woman. She was a very young and gorgeous women but had sinned a lot against her Puritan religion. Abigail definitely did not make the right decisions for herself. She is an magnificent liar and tends to get others in trouble to save herself from getting caught.
The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash would be a phenomenal song to represent the AP World History period of the early modern world from 1450-1750 C.E. for a myriad of reasons. While examining the Early Modern Era, a historian would notice several pointers that suggest that in this period people were coming closer to what our world looks like today. The main reason this song matches the period so nicely is because it outlines the main theme of this time period. This theme lies in the linking of the Western and Eastern World as European explorers like Christopher Columbus discovered and exploited colonies across the world to their own benefits- truly globalizing the continent for the first time. This truly connected and globalized world is