Religion in the Thirteen Colonies Questions and Answers
Is Calvinism the same as Puritanism?
How did the Puritans view sin, guilt, crime, and adultery?
What is the influence of Puritans?
What is Puritan clothing like?
Many Puritans claimed they came to North America seeking religious freedom, but they were extremely intolerant of other beliefs. In fact, there was greater liberty of conscience back in their Native England. How do you explain this? How did the Puritans use their concept of moral liberty to justify their actions against others in the New World...and why might some Puritans, other English settlers in the New World, and those remaining in England see these justifications as hypocritical?
What role did religion play in the American colonies?
What problems did the Puritans have with the Church of England?
Analyze the extent to which religious freedom existed in the British North American colonies prior to 1700.
Who are the "elect" in Calvinism?
How did religion influence the development of the New England colonies?
Why did the Pilgrims leave England?
What is the difference between Puritans and Separatists?
How did religion shape and influence colonial society?
What are the similarities between the Puritans and the Quakers?
Why did Jonathan Boucher believe that obedience to government is particularly important for Christians?
Why are the Puritans important in American history?
Describe the Puritans. What were the their beliefs? What did they hope to accomplish in the New World?
Why did the Puritans promptly establish their own church and persecute dissenters? After all, they fled those same things in England. The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay had fled established church and religous persuction in England.
What was John Winthrop's views of equality among people? How did the Puritan's idea of a colony based on religion differ from Maryland's after the 1649 Toleration Act?
What is meant by the Puritans's theocracy?
How did the Puritans punish those who committed adultery?
Why is Calvinism important to American History?
Was America founded by religious zealots?
What challenges did the Puritan colonists face?
Was America founded on Christianity or religious freedom?
What was the role of ministers in Puritan society? How does the role of ministers in Puritan society relate to Cotton Mather?
Where did the Puritans settle, and why?
What was the religion in the New England colonies?
The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay had fled an established church and religious persecution in England. Why, then, did they promptly establish their own church and persecute dissenters?
Why do you think the Puritans succeeded in establishing permanent settlements in New England?
William Penn called his colony a "holy experiment." Why did William Penn believe his colony was different from the other English colonies?
Why did so many Quakers come to Pennsylvania?
What is the difference between Puritans and Pilgrims?
How did Puritanism wind up shaping American values?
How did the Puritan community define and regulate sin?
What are at least 4 Puritan beliefs?
Were there any similarities between the Puritans and Quakers?
It’s easy to stereotype the Puritans because of their religious (and perhaps political) conservatism. Where do these stereotypes get it wrong?
How did the role of Calvinism in early America affect the people?
How did the Puritans die out?
What was the controversy surrounding Anne Hutchinson, and what does it reveal about Puritan religious and social beliefs?
How did the beliefs of the Puritans affect New England in the 1600s?
What religion was the United States of America built upon?
What impact did the Pilgrims going to America have?
How did the British view the Puritans?
What characterized Puritan religion and government?
Why did the Puritans come to America?
Why did Quakers come to America?
Why did the religious fervor of New England Puritans decline after 1660?
How did the Puritans want to reform the Church of England?
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