Another thing to note is how most of these families were comprised of very young people. When people came to the New England colonies, they had to swear to following the practice of Christianity (OI) which shows that these families were religious. John Winthrop wrote “A model of Christian Charity” on the ship that took him to New England. In his writing, he states, “We must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us...” (Document A).
The Puritan lifestyle in the 1600’s reflected their emphasis on religion. Beliefs and values defined their culture. In addition, religion instrumentally determined many aspects of their society. The Puritan’s beliefs in personal righteousness, social hierarchy, and the strong association between church and state influenced the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660’s. The Puritan’s deep-rooted principle of personal righteousness greatly influenced the social, economic and political development of the New England colonies.
However the greatest difference noticed was in their religion. For Winthrop, a Puritan, whom established the Massachusetts Bay Colony, his aspect of life revolved around religion. He stated that there was a need for people to obey their governors and for the governors to obey God in order for the thrive of civilization. A more simple way to put by the
The City Upon the Hill theme has been used in American history, they relied on religion to guide them, they believed in American exceptionalism, and a democracy. One reason the City Upon the Hill is used in American history is because of religion. “The Lord will be our God, and delight to dwell among us, as His own people, and will command a blessing upon us in all our ways, so that we shall see much more of His wisdom, power, goodness and truth, than formerly we have been acquainted with.” (Doc A) This quote shows they believed that the Lord would protect them and they could rely on the Lord to help them through hardships they might encounter during their settlement. The people believed if their “ hearts shall turn away, so that we will not obey, but shall be seduced, and worship other Gods, our pleasure and profits, and serve them; it
Taiyyba Haroon Ms.Persico English 319 7 October 2012 Puritans Values Impact on Modern Americans In the 16th century, Puritans settled in Boston to purify and reform the Anglican Church. Puritans made their mission to spread the word of God and their law. They wanted all human beings to be purified and obedient to God. Even today, the ideal values of the Puritans, especially work, education and law have a great impact on the mode Americans. It’s because of those values that today, Americans are successful and known all over the world.
DBQ ESSAY Q: In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of the New England colonies from 1630 through the 1660s? In what is known as New England, the beginnings of a singular society was becoming established in the 1630’s-1660’s. The impetus of their migration was religious persecution in England. Their extreme adherence to strict religious rules greatly influenced the development of their political, economic and social aspects. In regards, politics go, the Puritans had some interesting views.
This is then reinforced by Source 2, written by Edward Lee, the Archbishop of York, which says that ‘all ecclesiastical persons should preach the sincere Word of God’. These two sources reference genuine worry concerning the possible danger of the religious system and combine together to suggest that this reason was a legitimate one for the visitations. When talking about reliability, it must be noticed that the first source was written by a Royal Commissioner. These were the people sent by Cromwell to perform the visitations; therefore they would have not spoken negatively of the situation. It can be interpreted that because this is a letter from Layton to Cromwell, the messaged could very well have contained the absolute and confidential truth; by this I mean any underlying truths that were kept from the public eye could have been mentioned in this letter because it was between Cromwell and his Commissioner.
In “Model of Christian Charity”, John Winthrop describes how the people on the ship are Christians and as such must love one another. He says that with God’s special guidance over them, they will form a civil and religious society in a way that individual conduct benefit the good of the colony. He says that they need to apply these principles to the society they are forming. They must surpass their lives in England and take it to the New World. Winthrop states that since they are the chosen people, God will not be forgiving big errors.
"The Puritans were people who walked through life with God by their side". Puritans were people who enjoyed life and believed that no matter what happened in life, God would bring them on to greater things (Puritan History, Past, Present and Future.) Many of the early Puritan Settlers came to America from England in order to escape religious persecution. Puritans believed that they were the chosen people of God (Puritanism in New England.) After migrating to America, the Puritans had many hard times which they believed were God's punishment for their materialism and other sins.
Arthur Miller heavily relies on a strong use of religious discourse to represent the town of Salem as subservient and acquiescent to the demands of their highly Puritanical society. Such discourse is displayed during Act II, p. 67, where Proctor states: "She do not mean to doubt the Gospel, sir, you cannot think it. This be a Christian house", to which Reverand Hale replies: "God keep you both; let the third child be quickly baptised, and go you without fail each Sunday in to Sabbath prayer; and keep a solemn, quiet way among you." Reverand Hale urges John and Elizabeth Proctor to adhere to the ideals of the Puritanical society of Salem, which, he hopes, will prevent the accusation of witchcraft. Similarly, religion is a prevalent ideology in modern society.