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PURITANS:The Separatists

Logan Petty

Nathaniel Hawthorne and the PuritansMany of his works included Puritans.His ancestor, John Hathorne, was a judge in the Salem Witch Trials.He changed his name due to his shame in this fact.The Puritans often were portrayed negatively in one way or another.

The Origins of PuritanismWilliam Tyndale was the first to challenge the structure of the Anglican Church when he published his 1525 Vernacular Bible.The term Puritan would not be coined until 1564.

The Puritans in AmericaTheir religious beliefs challenged the Anglican church, so they were forced into exile, fleeing first to Holland in 1608 and then to the Massachusetts Colony in 1620.They reasoned that it was their mission to travel to the far ends of the earth to convert the natives.

William BradfordHe was born to a poor family and served as a farmers apprentice early in life.He participated in the creation of the Mayflower Compact.He became Governor of Massachusetts in 1621.

The Mayflower CompactDrafted on board the Mayflower in 1620.It ensured the Puritans right to govern the colony.It was signed by 41 of the settlements original inhabitants.

John WinthropHe was highly educated.He led a new group of Puritans to Massachusetts Colony.He served as Governor 20 years.He had 16 children among 4 wives.He is famous for A Model of Christian Charity.

Puritan BeliefsAgents of ProvidenceBiblical EducationRestoration of the ChurchPredestinationCongregationalism

CongregationalismRejected Hierarchal systems in religion.Robert Brown was the Father of CongregationalismJohnathan Edwards is the most famous Congregationalist preacher.

The Salem Witch TrialsBegan in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts.Several young girls began to fall mysteriously ill.The doctor diagnosed it as witchcraft.This began the biggest blame game in the colonys history.By the end, 20 were executed, dozens more were arrested.