Danielle Rassi Mr. Battersby APUSH 11 September 2011 DBQ 1: The Influence of Puritan Values The Puritans were a diverse group of people who stood for religious purity. They believed that the English Reformation had not gone far enough in disposing similarities with the Church of Rome, such as hierarchy. Throughout the 1630s to the 1660s the Puritan’s valued religion and their beliefs were displayed in their life style, from the layout of their church centered town to their idea of salvation. Despite the religious rules, “brethren” community, and Puritan work ethic that influenced their social way of life and produced economic success in businesses, their utopian government fell apart at the rise of conflict between religious and profit motives as well as the clash of opposing ideas to their Puritan political system. The social structure of the New England Puritans was a brotherhood.
Since many men died at a young age, women had the right to inherit their husband’s wealth and estate. This set the Chesapeake apart from the New England colonies. The Chesapeake people were saved from failure by Captain John Smith with his rule of “He who shall not work shall not eat.” The New England area was founded by Pilgrims, or Separatists. The Pilgrims made the voyage across the Atlantic in 1620 for more religious reasons. They wanted a place where they would be free to worship their own religion and could live and die as good people.
American Government was influenced greatly by the ideas of the Enlightenment. Enlightenment ideas helped open people’s minds to a new way of thinking and not to except the ways of the past. Many people spoke out towards their ideas during the Enlightenment, and many became well-known. Those same people helped influence the American Government. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution established the many ideas borrowed from the Enlightenment.
DBQ: In what ways did ideas and values held by Puritans influence the political, economic, and social development of New England colonies from1630 to 1660s? Puritans in the 17th century endeavored to create a regimented society in the eyes of God, by means of theocracy, businesses, and communal membership resulting in improvement and decline for the New England colonies. They were best known as English Reformers with numerous documents of theological writings and sermons which became widespread over the course of the development of the colonies. The basis of their teachings came from Calvinism, and their way of life was governed on Calvinistic principles. Theocracy At the center of the town map in Document B lies the Church and the Town Hall.
The Legacy of Colonial America Beginning in the early seventeenth century, there were many people that came to the Americas, whether it be for freedom of religious practice or the thought of striking wealth. The colonists in Jamestown, Plymouth, and Massachusetts Bay influenced and continue to influence our nation today due to the events and actions that they participated in during the early 1600s. America’s roots as one nation were founded on the beliefs of the early settlers in the colonies. In both the United States government and practice of law, these values show how not only the colonists influenced the early world, but how it has for better or worse changed how we as one nation operate today. One colonial ideal that is still present in today’s nation is the idea of helping others in need.
Amish Culture: Old Order System The Amish are a relatively young society dating back to only 1693 Europe. The Amish can now be found in Pennsylvania, Northeast Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. They live in settlements separated from the rest of the nearby cultures so that there is no fighting over the natural resources and in order to limit the ways of modern day society. Due to this separation, the Amish have had to develop their own mode of subsistence; this essay will outline their way of life, forged through agriculture, and how it plays a key role in the Amish’s beliefs, values, kinship, and social organization. In order to understand the Amish and their agricultural ways, it is first important to understand what exactly a mode of subsistence is.
John Locke was one of the influential political philosophers of modern period (1632-1704). At his works he supported the claim that men are by nature free and equal against the claim that God had create all people naturally as a subject to monarch. Moreover, in his work Two Treaties of Government he argued that people have rights such as the right to life, liberty, and property that have a foundation independent of the laws of any particular society. Locke supports the right of the people to overthrow rulers who betray them; he asserts that if a leader violates the community’s trust, the people can and should replace him immediately. Similarly, if the government does not fulfill the needs of the people, it should be dissolved and replaced with other form of government which people think is the best.
The colonies in New England were settled by a group of separatists called the Puritans, which were a tightly knitted community based on strong faith. This community of New England Puritans influenced religious liberties, education, and obedience in the colonies from the 1630's-1660's by relating them to their religious morals and beliefs. ` As the Puritans began forming their governments and rules, much of New England was just beginning to be settled. Although in document E the Puritans thank their God for the their passage to the new world, much can be thanked to Martin Luther and John Calvin, pioneers of the Puritan religion. Once the grievances had been posted on the door of Wittenberg's cathedral, the idea of an alternative religion had been planted.
At first I thought this issue is merely cultural, now however, I think it goes deeper; this is a creation issue. In the Garden of Eden God made everything and it was good. The God told Adam to “take care” of the Garden (Gen. 2:15), Adam’s family was to “take care” of the earth. God wanted them both to use and to preserve. But Adam’s family had to remember that they were made of dust.
Art is good because This pathos and ethos made people, no matter the North or the South, to feel that they are in unity. Both sides were suffering the same war and urged to end it, while they shared a same religion. God plays an important role to connect the people together, which enhances Lincoln’s credibility in his speech besides his position as a president and occasion of this speech. Lincoln ended his speech by claiming that they would “strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations” (Wilhoit 138). This pathos describes how Lincoln would care for his people and how he would put the task of helping the people suffering from the war first, serving as a strong pathos since it is not only emotionally affecting his people, but also encouraging and giving them hope.