The Amish Essay

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The Amish Randy Scott ANT 101 Michelle McBrady November 12, 2012 I. Introduction A. I am going to talk about the Amish in my research paper. They come from the country of Europe and travelled here in the year 1846. The Amish are members of an Anabaptist Protestant group that teaches separation from the world. The Amish religion stresses hard work, humility, nonviolence, and simplicity. Members may not go to war, hold public office, or swear oaths. I. Bibliography A. The bibliography is an attempt to include everything in print, besides manuscript documents, "whether historical, sociological, religious, or genealogical in nature and regardless of the quality of the material. II. Kinship III. Beliefs and Values IV. Social Change V. Emerging Agriculturalists Although they have been in America for more than 200 years, and number over 30,000 souls, including children, the Amish have remained one of the least familiar of all American Protestant groups. The Amish parents spend considerable time in shaping their children's thinking and actions so that they correspond with the "right way" of the Amish culture. (Wittmer) The Amish woman would always wear the long dresses to cover their legs and have long hair. The men would wear button down white shirts, pants, and a big black hat. They would marry between second cousins or who is related to each other. The Amish movement was founded in Europe by Jacob Amman (1644 to 1720), from whom their name is derived. In many ways, it started as a reform group within the Mennonite movement, an attempt to restore some of the early practices of the Mennonites. The beliefs and practices of the Amish were based on the writings of the founder of the Mennonite faith, Menno Simons (1496-1561), and on the 1632 Mennonite Dordrecht Confession of Faith. The Amish who split from Mennonites generally lived in

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