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Who is Anne Hutchinson?

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ljm3515 | Student, College Freshman | Valedictorian

Posted November 1, 2010 at 11:13 AM via web

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Who is Anne Hutchinson?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM (Answer #1)

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Anne Hutchinson was a real person who lived in the 15 and 1600s.  She is most famous for what happened to her when she lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Basically, Anne Hutchinson was expelled from that colony for having improper religious beliefs and for talking about and promoting those beliefs.  She was seen as a threat to the established Puritan order in the colony.

Anne Hutchinson's major problem was that she preached a doctrine that would have undermined Puritan authority.  She taught that she knew what God wanted her to do and that there was no need to submit to what the Puritan leadership told her to do.

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jacobadam01 | Student, College Freshman | eNoter

Posted November 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM (Answer #2)

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Anne Hutchinson born in Lincolnshire, England, she was  immigrated to Massachusetts Bay with her husband and family in 1634. She was initially highly regarded in the community because of her intelligence and caring nature, but later ran into difficulty because of her religious views and outspoken nature.

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Yojana_Thapa | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 16, 2014 at 6:38 PM (Answer #3)

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Anne Hutchinson born in July 1591 who is best known for her struggle with the Massachusetts Bay authorities over religious doctrine and gender roles. She is known as a women who challenged the Puritans. She challenged clerical authority and claimed to have had revelations from God. Massachusetts Bay officials banished Hutchinson to Rhode Island. She later moved to NY, where she and all but one of her children were killed by Indians.

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