Monday, September 25, 2006

The Puritans


Read this article and watch the short video about the Puritans.

Puritans.


Read this article about Ann Hutchinson.



Anne Hutchinson.

How do you think Puritanism and Ann Hutchinson's experience influence United States culture?

Additional reading:

Puritan ideology.

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Veronica Briggs Hour 9
I belive that Ann Hutchinson was a very couragerous person for doing what she did. She let the Puritans know that everyone is intitled to their own opinion, and no one has to follow their rules.The Puritans to me were just people wrapped in their religion (not that it is wrong ) but they failed to relize people come from diffrent cultures which have diffrent belifes. In my oppion it was ignorance!

Anonymous said...

Kayla Green Hour 9
Ann Hutchinson was a women who knew she needed to speak out on what she thought was right. I find her to be very concerned with her social enviorment. She knew that people of a diffrent religion were being looked down apon, and she odviously thought it was unfair. Instead of having a Christopher Columbus day, mabye we should have an Ann Hutchinson's day.

Anonymous said...

-Michael Xiong Hour: 6-7

Ann Hutchinson had many things against how differently women and other reiligions were treated in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She stood up and fought for their rights. She is a very bold women fighting for what she believed. Ann Hutchinson's actions help showed women and other reiligious groups that they should not be thought of trash on the ground by the religious rulers of Massachusetts Bay Colony. I think of Puritanism is somewhat selfish to me. Thinking of only its own religion showed how arrogant the group is.

Anonymous said...

Shavanni Davis Hour 9
Ann Hutchinson helped influence United State's culture by letting everyone know that it is okay to stand up for what you believe is right despite what everybody else thinks. I admire her for her courgage to stand up to all those men and fight for her beliefs. Puritanism helped influence the United States culture by showing us that it's okay to be leaders and not followers with your choice of religion.

Anonymous said...

A.R. Hour 6-7
I See Ann Hutchinson as a powerful women in her own way for defending herself against the more powerful men who she was in trial against.She helped everyone voice their opinions and reasonings. Hutchinson influenced the United States culutre and other cultures by showin women and others that you shouldn't be limited by anyone and to stand up for what you believe.

Anonymous said...

Ammy Lee Hour 9
After reading about Ann Hutchinson She was a lady with dignity. She was probability the only one with a broad-mind back in that time frame because she wanted people to be able to believe in what they want. The puritans are such provincial people. I'm not saying that it's wrong to believe in god or anything, but i guess the puritans are so focused on wanting to control they just end up being so narrow-minded and it makes them ignorant people.

Anonymous said...

Pa Thao Hour 2
The Puritans and Ann had very different views from the English. Ann was a couragous person to had stood up to the ministers and leaders. Ann was a person who thought outside of the box and try to realize the realty. Her thought was that people don't need ministers to talk to God for them. They are able to talk to God for their self. As for the Puritans, they had strict rules. Theire beliefs were that there should not be any sexual relations if not marry. Also, the men was the head of everything. Men had higher class then the women.

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr. Fons,

I believe that the Puritans played a vital and important role regarding the revolution of the Americas. Puritans paved the way and set examples for the shapings of civilization, as well the society in which we dlive in today. We must pay our respects for their lifestyle and for their way of living. I especially became interested with the discussion towards their sexuall moralities. How they didn't include thereselves wikth the sins or practices of lust and furnacations. Although they became very selfish with their looks upon others religion. Other cultures too have their own beliefs and religions, so the Puritans should respect that.

Anonymous said...

Brian Brown Hr. 6-7
Hello Mr. Fons,

I believe that the Puritans played a vital and important role regarding the revolution of the Americas. Puritans paved the way and set examples for the shapings of civilization, as well the society in which we dlive in today. We must pay our respects for their lifestyle and for their way of living. I especially became interested with the discussion towards their sexuall moralities. How they didn't include thereselves wikth the sins or practices of lust and furnacations. Although they became very selfish with their looks upon others religion. Other cultures too have their own beliefs and religions, so the Puritans should respect that.

Anonymous said...

Brian Brown Hr. 6-7
Hello Mr. Fons,

I believe that the Puritans played a vital and important role regarding the revolution of the Americas. Puritans paved the way and set examples for the shapings of civilization, as well the society in which we dlive in today. We must pay our respects for their lifestyle and for their way of living. I especially became interested with the discussion towards their sexuall moralities. How they didn't include thereselves wikth the sins or practices of lust and furnacations. Although they became very selfish with their looks upon others religion. Other cultures too have their own beliefs and religions, so the Puritans should respect that.

Anonymous said...

Brian Brown Hr.6-7

Ann Hutchingson was a strong honest woman who stood her ground by all means necessary. She spoke to the Puritans explaining her thoughts on their culture. How the Puritans were sort of self-centered towards their beliefs in religion. She was very courageous meaning back in those times women weren't as brave. They couldn't speak their minds and she defied them in her actions to go against the Puritans.

Anonymous said...

Briana Walls Hour 6/7
I feel that Anne Hutchinson was a bold women who stood up for what she believed. Winthorp and everyone else was just threatened by her, they thought she would still their ministers and power. When really she just wanted everyone to know what she believed. I think that because of her we have freedom of religion beacuse of her braveness and I'd like to thank her.

Anonymous said...

Kelsey Brooks
Hour 2-2
People such as the Puritans and Ann Hutchinson had a profound impact on the United States. Much of our culture today comes from basic Puritan principles. The American work ethic and moral standards were created due to Puritan beliefs. Also, about eight million Americans can trace thier families back to the first Puritans in the Americas. However, the Puritans are not the only people responsible for establishing good morals in our society. Ann Hutchinson was one of the first women to stand up for her rights in America, and to bring up the issue of equality and toleration. She thought she should be able to belive what she wanted and she stood up for herself. It is events like this that caused our modern day culture to be so open and tolerant of other people and their religions. I think Ann Hutchinson deserves credit for what she did. It was very brave of her to stand up and say the things she said in a time when women had no power. She knew her protests would get her banished from Massachusettes but she made her voice heard anyway. Without people like Ann Hutchinson and the Puritans the America we know today would be totally different.

Hero>servant said...

Qran Dulaney Hour 2-2

The Puritans and Anne Hutchinson have impacted the United States views on religion in very different ways. Puritanism or rather the Puritans have been pegged as hypocrites. Honestly I believe that they were after control. They didn't feel that things were going fast enough in England so they moved in order to have things go at their pace. The moved, got what they wanted, and with no distraction from any ohter religious group, their true colors were revealed. Most Americans now think of Purtans in a negative light. Their actions; killing anyone who opposed them, spoke way louder than their words: "We only wish to have our religious freedoms and our covenant with god." Dispite the reaction you get when you talk about Puritan beliefs, a lot of our social system and government are based on them. That's something that most Americans don't think about.
Anne Hutchinson, on the other hand, is seen as... well a martyr. Because she stood against the majority and basically "fought the power" or "the man" as it were. She is viewed not only as a catalyst in religious tolerance movement, but she can even be seen as a Women's rights activist. She did what was the grain of society at the time and she was a threat because she had followers.Because of this following most people will acknowledge her catalystic impact more positively than the Puritans impact on the foundations of American society.

Lisa Jakircevic Hour 2 said...

The Puritans and Anne Hutchinson had great impact on the shaping of the United States. The beliefs and morals of the Puritans are still very much a part of today's society. Anne Hutchinson was one of the first women who spoke out against powers greater than herself to fight for her rights and the rights for those who had the same beliefs. She was very tolerant in terms of religion and thought others should be too. She wanted to be accepted for what she believed in. If it were not for the bravery of the Puritans and Anne Hutchinson, we might not have some of the priveleges we have today.

Anonymous said...

Troy Blackburn
Hr-6-7

I think that Ann Hutchinson was brave for what she was doing. She let people know that they can practice religion however they want and that people of other religions should practice those however they want to. I think the Puritans were greedy in a way. They wanted people to practice religion their way and their way only. It was retarded if you ask me.

Anonymous said...

Maria Reyes Hour 6-7
I believe that the Puritans had the right spirit to lead a semi-revolution but the were hypocrites in executing their "freedom". When they left the Church of England, they left with hopes of being free from a corrupt religious sect. However, once they reached New England, they punished whoever didn't think like them and that's just like the Anglican Church punishing anyone who didn't think like they did. Basically, puritans were doing to the Quakers and other liberals what the Church of England did to them and that's hypocracy at its best.

Anonymous said...

Maikeng Her
Hour 2-2

I believe that Ann Hutchinson was a woman of strong belief and ambitions. Her faith has changed America for the better. She allows religion toleration to prosper into the American society. She was the first to stand up to the government and say “I have a different view and I believe you should respect me for it.” She is what I call the first revolutionary for religious freedom. This is also like the conservatives and the liberals, a fight between an “old tradition way” and a “new way”. The puritans wanted to keep things like it was and believe in their belief about predestination and the elects who are chosen to go to heaven while others burn in hell. But Anne Hutchinson believed that all are created equal in God and I believe with her being a Christian myself. I praise her for taking up to courage and standing up what she believed in. Anne is like a version of Harriet Tubman in the Underground Railroad, who helped the runaway slaves into safety. Anne's courage allows those who have different view other than the puritans to flew to a place where they will be accepted.

Anonymous said...

Brittany Thorpe-Hr. 9
Ann Hutchinson was a woman that went against the patriotic system of the courts and practiced her religion the way she sought fit. Because of her bravery to do this, America has these amendments set in motion to allow anyone to practice the religion they want,without persecution.The Puritans were too provincial about their ideas to let anyone oppose them.

Anonymous said...

Rachel Sekey hr.6/7
From reading the two articles i find that both Ann Hutchinson and the Puritans had very strong beliefs. I find Ann Hutchinson to be a very brave strong women who fought for what she believed in and would later help shape America by that. The Puritans also had their own religious views. I think that both of these people helped America become so religiously diverse because of their strong views and opinions on what they believed in.

Anonymous said...

Monica Pendleton Hour 9
Because of Ann Hutchinson speaking her mind about the way she feel about religion, today we can have our on perspective about religion without worrying about getting punish for it. The puritans belive that everyone should see religion their way which was not right. I believe that everyone have their own opion about "God" and they should respect that. These are the things that influence our views on religion today.

Anonymous said...

Allison Cleppe hour 6-7
I belive that both the ouritans and Anne Hutchenson had and impact on Americas culture today. the puritans gave strong morals and values towards god and public life. they established high morals among the american people. Anne Hutchenson had her own voice. she spoke of what she thought was coorect and fair. she spoke of the inequality among woman and men and toleration. because of these two i think that they have shaped America today.

Anonymous said...

Margaret Starich, Hour 2

The Puritans and Ann Hutchinson both influenced the United States in different ways. The Puritans help establish the moral beliefs that have had a grasp on American society ever since. They set out the family roles for everyone to follow, well almost everyone. Anne Hutchinson was one of the people who didn't follow the Puritans strict rules. She was a trail blazer who stood up for what she believed in. In doing so, she helped bring change to rise in the Puritan colonies and caused more people to stand upto the Puritan comformities.

Anonymous said...

Dan K, Hour 6-7
Relegion was one of the aspects of America that had to be controled by the constitution. The fore fathers had to consider multiple views of relegion, and the Puritans and Ann Hutchinson clearly influenced them and the culture of our nation. Ann Hutchinson was an early role model for free thinking Americans. She encuraged people to come up with their own thoughts about relegion and stick with them no matter who persecued them. The Puritans, on the other hand, were an example for what people shouldn't be. They thought of themselves as the inhabitants of "a city on a hill", but their closemindedness caused their ideas to colapse arround them. The Puritans have unfortunately closed the minds of some in our culture to change and new ideas.

Anonymous said...

julissa Acevedo
Hour 9
I think that because of Ann's courage the United States is the way it is today. The Puritains were against Ann Hutchinson
teaching, that every one can have their own relationship with God and does not need a priest. Even though she was banished, people were latter allowed to have freedom of religion.

Anonymous said...

Kia Xiong hr2

I think that Ann Hutchinson had influenced how we Americans are today with the reglious tolerant. And the Puritains gave us Americans example of what we shouldn't do because we came to america for free of religion.

Anonymous said...

Mary-Anne Amoo. Hour 9
Ann Hutchinson was a woman who had her own ideas about religion, and tried to influence the audience by preaching what she thought was right. Her ideas were banished after she was convicted, but she set a path of religious tolerance in the United States. She helped in more ways than one to establish freedom of religion in America. We should honor her with more than we do now...we should have a day off to celebrate "Ann Hutchinson Day."

Anonymous said...

Ashley Glenn Hour 6/7

Ann Hutchinson along with the Puritans were courageous people who had a powerful but overlooked impact on the United States. Most of what America is based on today was first established by the Puritans and their common morals. Although both Hutchinson and the Puritans were advocates for reform of the Catholic church. In this process they were viewed as trouble-makers. Despite consequence, Hutchinson had the desire to press on and stand up for her beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Rosalie Fernandez hour-6/7
Ann Hutchinson stood for what she thought was the way to go in faith.During that time the puritan religion was very dominating on many people. In the puritan religion, it was set in stone everything that needed to be done by the followers and that was all there could be. Yet, Ann Hutcihnson still moved foward in spreading her beliefs. She was very strong willed just for the simple fact that she spoke out even though the fact was that she was a women. I feel that she paved the way for everyone else in the united states now. This is the reason women are of importance to cultures now and that there are many religions open for certain individuals of any community or background.

Anonymous said...

Kia Yang Hour 9
I think that Anne Hutchinson was a women of integrity. She was very wise and fought for her opinions that she had against the Puritans. She was someone who opposed to certain beliefs that a regular Puritan "should" follow. For example, like women not being able to become leaders and ministers, and the thought of having a patriarchal society. I really respect what she did because it did changed the ways of what others would view as Puritanism. I think that America today would not be what it is today if it wasn't for most of the Puritanism beliefs. And if it wasn't for Anne Hucthinson's beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Susanne Haas Hour 9
I didn't even know that Puritanism played such a big role in the history of the United States ant that you can still look back at it asa movement. Puritansim and Anna Hutchinson changed the role of women and started religious freedom. Even though it was after Anna Hutchinson's daeth. Important is also, I think, that the woman defend herself and that not too bad, although she didn't "win". It was her believing and she didn't want to give it up just because some men thought it was wrong. So she also was couragerous.

Anonymous said...

Anthony Zolicoffer Hour 2


I think that Ann Hutchinson Was a strong women to stand up for what she Belive in religion. I feel strong against what she belive because Without her what would the Religion Be like today? Would we be able to have these day off school for religion or would the rules be the same? Lucky we had some one like Ann because those rules was to harsh For people

Anonymous said...

The Puritans & Ann Hutchinson Should the united state to belive in what they want to belive in. That Everyone could get along. Anthony Zolicoffer

Anonymous said...

Mai Kaw Xiong Hour 6-7

The actions that Ann Hutchinson and the Puritans set did allow them to accomplish their claim as the "City Upon A Hill" they did set an example to the rest of this country. Ann Hutchinson's disbelief in predestination, later impacted the idea religious freedom. Believing in something and holding onto that perspective without a doubt is what determines a great person, I personally believe and thats exactly what Hutchinson did she stood her ground. The Puritans led a simple life and thats a life that many of us forget today. We as a society today take to many things for granted and don't realize that many of today's cultures go back to the roots and traditions of the Puritans and focus on the little things in life.

Anonymous said...

Sean Loughran Hour 6-7
Puritanism and Ann Hutchinson influenced US culture and the rights of women and Americans as a whole. The Puritans were hard-working people with strict morals and are the ancestors of eight million Americans today. That alone is a huge influence on American culture if only 20,000 Puritans migrated here in the early 1600's. Their determination and strict religious views are mirrored today in the work ethic and strong religious beliefs in all Americans. Ann Hutchinson's experience influenced religious freedom and the rights of all people. Her beliefs were the opposite of the Puritans and women weren't even allowed to teach about religion, but she still expressed her beliefs knowing something would happen to her. Now all Americans have religious freedom and are entitled to their own beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Paris Ross Hour 6/7

I belive that the puritans were just a group of people who used religion to control a large group of people, because they knew that people would follow anybody who were "preaching" the things "they believed" in. Ann Hutchinson saw right through that. She belived that people didnt need others to be with god she belived it was in ones self. She was punished for her beliefes, but never stopped believing them. For that I say she was the better individual.

Anonymous said...

Nyisha Perry Hour 6/7
I believe Ann Hutchinson was a courageous and powerful women. I feel this way because many women during her time didn't speak up, but she did. Not only did she risk being exiled, but she always continued to say what she believed in, which made her a courageous and powerful women.

Anonymous said...

Abbey Gottinger Hour 2

Ann Hutchinson and the Puritans had very different beliefs, however they had the same goal in mind. Both were in search of religious freedom. Unfortunately, Ann Hutchinson was ahead of her time. If she had born born a mere 200 years later she would have been astounded that her ideas were actually put into play. Her opinions and outspokeness as a woman scared the Puritan society because they had never seen anything like it. It is interesting to see that years later two clashing ideologies have shaped American culture. The Puritans brought hardwork and desire for a better life with them when they departed from England. Their unceasing striving for a "utopian" society with a close knit community and the desire for religious freedom developed a rough new land into the United States of America. Ann Hutchinson foreshadows the new ideas and radical thinking that would develop in the New World. The Puritans were just a little to caught up in their customs and the "Old World" to realize that by persectuing Ann Hutchinson they were destroying their own statement of religous freedom. However, both the Puritans and Ann Hutchinson played roles in the shaping of American Culture. The Puritans lent the hard working spirit and the striving for freedom and Ann Hutchinson lent the courage and daring to speak up for your beliefs even in the face of opposition and suffering. She set the example that it is never right to compromise your beliefs for the sake of society; and this is the very essence of American Culture.

Anonymous said...

Nyisha Perry Hour 6/7
I think the Puritans were great people. They made ways for people to develop civilizations and views on life. This was a good thing because if no one had a religion or a leader, the world would've been a terrible place. I also feel the Puritans were very selfish, for the simple fact they felt their religion was the only "right" one.

Anonymous said...

Christopher Moss hour 6-7

Ann Hutchinson was a women that had great ideas.Hutchinson knew how to speak her ideas out in a good way. She was very brave person for doing what she did. She told Puritans that everyone has the right to their own ideas, and no one has the right to follow their rules or laws. The people that had other religions and cultures. They were looked down at,and she thought it was unjustice. To me she did the right and she should be honor for that courage.

Anonymous said...

Christopher Moss hour 6-7

Ann Hutchinson was a women that had great ideas.Hutchinson knew how to speak her ideas out in a postive way. She was a very brave person for doing what she did. She told The Puritans that everyone has the right to their own ideas, and no one has the right to follow their rules or laws. The people that had others religions and cultures. They were looked down at,and she thought it was unjustice. To me she did the right thing and she should be honor for that courage.

Anonymous said...

Jingya Chen Hour 6-7
I think Puritanism and Ann Hutchinson's experience planted a seed of religious freedom in United States culture. Ann Hutchinsen came to America with a hope of find a place where she can worship freely,which is the basic idea of religious freedom, But the Bay colony'leaders couldn't let her hope become reality, becuase Hutchinsen's idea was in direct contradiction with the rulers believe. She thinks that people could reach God without the teaching of ministers or bible. Under the condition of Political control bonds with Church, religion freedom was a threat to rulers' power. And it is Ann Hutchinsen who took this challenge to against the authority for tolerant in religion. sadly she was accused of sedition and banished, but some of her ideas were lasted and became part of American culture, that clearly showed in American Constitution.

xiaohoa said...

Our society status quo can credit much of it's structures and ideals to the 'founding members' of the United States, the Puritans. Puritanism introduced to the Americas, the importance of religion and community. Several of their social constructs came from the bible, [ if not all, "they used it like a text book" ] imposing upon all puritans the strict morals and devout faith. Their ideas of marriage and open communities, have remained an integral part of our culture in the states. (Even if divorce has become commonplace and people are afraid of their neighbors..). Despite the incredible puritan strength and dedication to their pious beliefs ( God was the driving force, and the bible was the guide book for life, and through their elect ministers, visible saints, and their relationships to the powers above, they would not suffer eternal damnation ) -their ways were not flawless. Ann Hutchinson understood this, and though she did not oppose the Puritan ideology completely, she had ideas of her own. For a women in a Puritan society they were incredibly bold ideas. She herself spoke of religious freedom, which she craved, and the rights to her own thoughts and ideas, which we are all entitled to now. Her [then] radical ideas were the first of their kind, and allowed for standards, later in our history, to be raised. Issues such as women's rights, and religious freedom (neither of which existed in Puritan societies) were challenged by Ann Hutchinson--she is entitled to a lot of respect for that, and thanks as well. Both the Puritans and Ann Hutchinson, even with opposing ideals, were integral in the shaping of today's culture.

xiaohoa said...

- Xiaohoa Michelle Ching
Hour 6/7

Anonymous said...

Marcell Jackson Hour 6-7

I feel that the Puritans ideology as well as Anne Hutchinson's is very apparent in our lives today. The Puritans came up with a lot of practices like whipping for adultery, and we, as a country, "frown on" adulators. The Puritans also refused to see alcohol as a sinful drink and didn't abstain from it. Because of it, even though alcohol is the most dangerous drug out here, people still delight themselves in it.
Another big influence in our society is Anne Hutchinson. She was brave, bold, and stood out. She spoke out against that particular religion and was banished for it. Now in America, we have a separation between church and states and the Constitution prohibits the government from imposing their religion on anybody. This goes to show how much impact the Puritans had on today's society even though many people see them as the plain pilgrims who lived very simplistic lives.

Anonymous said...

Bao Thao Hour 6-7

The Puritans and Ann Hutchinson is a very brave and courageous people. All them believe in what they believe in and they fought through it by government. How hard it was for them, they still kept going foward on what they believe. With the banish of Ann Hutchinson, she shows that women can be minister too, and they not only the Puritans are right, but she also has a calling from God telling her what to do. With her influences and the Puritan, we can see that in the United State we have many religion that have other point of view in looking as God. And that kind of things goes along with the Protestant. In my opinion, I think that Ann Hutchinson was a great and brave person. Also Hutchinson and the Puritans were great, because they show how strong they are in what they believe in.

Anonymous said...

Christina McCaskill Hour 6/7
I believe that if history is going to teach make sure that it teaches the right imformation. How come in our book the puritans are protrayed the way that they are, and then in this article they some thing different. Maybe the puritans were important but i think that are focised on a little too much in history. The Ann Hutchinson trial I believe was very important because she was one of the first leaders to inspire others to rebell. Overall not to offend anyone but I believe that this type of imformation is something that my life can do without. History is never accurate so why teach what you THINK occured during that time.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie Polenz Hour 2

Anne Hutchinson and the Puritans are pretty much opposites. Anne Hutchinson stood up for her beliefs and the beliefs of others. The Puritans just stood up for THEIR beliefs. Both Anne Hutchinson and the Puritans have influenced America's culture today in many ways. Today in America, we have just what the Puritans and Anne Hutchinson were, opposites. We always have some sort of one side versus another side belief system. We have people like Anne Hutchinson who believe you should stand up for your rights, but also respect other people's beliefs. We also have people like the Puritans who are one sided and believe that they are right and everyone else is wrong. The Puritans are the people who protest outside abortion clinics, pass out pamphlets in front of your school, and are bassically crazy.

Anonymous said...

Kayla Laurila Hour 9
Ann Hutchinson was definetely a women of great courage and determination. She stood up for the rights of women and free speech while others tried to get her down. She defended herself in court of all men and for a women to do that in a puritan colony was huge. All she wanted was to worship God the way she felt compelled to and the puritan officials were to close minded to allow it.

Anonymous said...

Sarah Parsons Hour 2
Ann Hutchinson and the Puritans have influanced the Americas in easily seen ways. Even today you can see the effects of both. To start, the Puritans liked fighting for themselves... as long as they got what they wanted every thing else was honkey dory. That is still amazingly true today. As long as your happy, why care about anyone else? Also Ann Hutchinson spoke out about her rights and the rights of others. The major aspect still seen today is the female being bold and standing up and fighting for what is right. If someone doesn't get there way, they don't just drop it they continue to fight until something is done about it. Also there are some people today who don't just stop at themselves but try to make it fair and equal for everyone. Because of Ann Hutchinson's bravery and the Puritans semi selfish wants, the Americas today have lots of freedom in what we worship and believe. If it weren't for them and some others, who knows what we would all be worshiping today?

Anonymous said...

Misery
Alycia Brunner Hr 2-2

Yea I'm late on this. Anne developed an interest in religion and theology at a very young age and had a more radical views on her religion. It's rather sad how Anne was ridiculed and sent to another country just because the crown wouldn't accept her and others critisism. Anne faced in england the problem that there wasn't really any real "religious freedom" to speak of in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, especially for an educated English woman such as herself. It seems like the Crowns way of getting rid of rift-raft is by either cutting of the head of the problem, or by convicting offenders and sending them to far away lands. Isn't that how Australia was started? Anne Hutchinson helped the culture we have today into a multi-culture world that accepts all religions, and many different ideologies and theories.

Anonymous said...

Ann Hutchinson was a very couragerous person for believing what she believed in. However, she had influenced how we Americans live today with the reglious tolerant. For the Puritains, they gave us, Americans, an example of what we should not do because we came to America for free expandable religion.

Anonymous said...

Jennifer Yang Hour 9
Ann Hutchinson was a couragerous woman that did many great things. She did what she believed in. Ann Hutchinson had influenced how we Americans live today with the reglious tolerant. For the Puritains, they gave us Americans an example of what we should not do because we came to America for a free and expandable religion.

Anonymous said...

Angel Johnson [Hour 2]
Okay... just a day or two late...
The Puritans influenced the americas by becoming a "big brother" type for the rest of the colonists. Holding strong roles and being disciplined and such. But I find the Puritans (even though I may be a descendant) repulsive. They lived harsh lives, killed each other, banished each other, and such for a idea outside of their norm. They seem controling, greedy, and overall a unpleasent group to be associated with. Yes, they did influence the Americas and yes they did take a couple steps foward, but the way I see it their values and morals are wrong and demanding, sending the socail aspect of america back two steps.
Now to the second part...
Ann Hutchinson influenced america by going out of the Puritans box, and representing her ideas out in the open. I find her to be a strong woman, who could not have been born at a better time.
Someone needed to show the Puritans they are not the world, and that not EVERYONE follows them and their beliefs... so I guess she influenced the world by showing others you can be different, and you can say what you need to say, even though people may disagree with you.
So yea...
: )

Anonymous said...

Allesha Gilbert-Ewing Hour6-7
I believe that the Puritans were very narrow-minded people who based their life around religon. They also believed that they were higher or better than other people and that isn't what the bible says. So they weren't even living by the bible but their own narrow-minded rules. I also think that Anne Hutchinson was a very courageous woman, and I think that the Puritans were intimidated by her knowledge and they were afraid that people might realize that what Hutchinson spoke of was the truth ,and people would want to follow her and tell people that the Puritan's way of life wasn't the only way to live.

Anonymous said...

Yo Mr.Fons
The puritans in my opinion were people that wanted to make all people like them. All people did not believe in what they believed in. That was selfish in a way in my opinion. Ann Hutchinsoon was a woman that all women need to admire. She did not believe in what everyone else did. She was a "outcast" and she excepted that fact with open arms. She knew what she believed in and she never gave that up on it. She showed courage and mental toughness during this time. Ann Hutchinson did the unthinkable and stood up against the puritan religion, even though she was banished for it. She believed that you didnt need a bible to worship god and at the time that idea was unexceptable In my opinion the banishment was worth it. She should be honored more for what she did. (this is off topic but she was always pregnant)
Hour 2-2 Sam Keller Jr.

Anonymous said...

Allesha Gilbert-Ewing Hour 6-7
The puritans also belived that they were the elite or chosen people of god. One thing that I don't understand is how you had to prove that you were destined to go to heaven or even that you were chosen by god. How does a person who wants to become a puritan prove that they are chosen by god? I'm sure their were a lot of ministers who were not even chosen by god but they made their followers believe that they were.

Anonymous said...

If it weren't for people like Ann Hutchison we would still be burning women believed to be "witches" It's because of innovative thinkers like Hutchison that we have any progress at all. The Puritans were to extreme. If "God" wanted us to be the same he would have made clones of himself leaving no room for error. There is no logistical reason for everyone to act, look, and work the same. Besides, the leaders of the Puritans didn't truly believe that everyone should work together on the same level because if they did they wouldn't have enforced their version of thinking on everyone i.e. Hutchison.

Anonymous said...

Seantal Salters Hour 9-9

If it weren't for people like Ann Hutchison we would still be burning women believed to be "witches" It's because of innovative thinkers like Hutchison that we have any progress at all. The Puritans were to extreme. If "God" wanted us to be the same he would have made clones of himself leaving no room for error. There is no logistical reason for everyone to act, look, and work the same. Besides, the leaders of the Puritans didn't truly believe that everyone should work together on the same level because if they did they wouldn't have enforced their version of thinking on everyone i.e. Hutchison.

Jazmine Holifield, hour 2 said...

I think Anne Hutchinson's rebellion against the Puritans greatly affected the way our country is governed today. Before then, there was no religious freedom within the colonies. When she chose to go up against the Puritan belief system, that sparked off the whole idea of religious freedom. If it wasnt for her bravery, our constitution, or country for that matter, would be very different than what it is today.

Anonymous said...

nadreen hr 2

i think that the puritans were straight up hypocrites. the only reason they came to the us was for religious freedom. how could you want freedom for yourself and not anyone else. anne was one of the few puritans who were true. i respect her being courageous enough to be the first to stand up against those puritans and say something true. i think that the only way america was influenced by the puritans is by doing the exact opposite of what those puritans did.
another thing: why would anyone respect those people anyways, all they did was kill indians and they know dang well that god didn't say you can kill anyone.

Anonymous said...

Ann Hutchinson in my opinion was a very outspoken and showed a tremendous amount of bravery when facing those who disagreed with her opinion. She felt it was important for everyone to have their own opinions and beliefs and they didn't have to succumb to tee ridiculous rules of the Puritans. I believe the Puritans were ignorant to the fact that people came from all different backgroungs and it wasn't fair for them to judge others. They weren't necessarily wrong for following their own beliefs, but they didn't have to push those beliefs upon people.

NaSasha Harrell
Hour 9

Anonymous said...

What are the 9 legacies that we America recieved from the puritans?! If you know please help!! It would be great it there was a list and discriptions .. Thank you so much !! Your awesome !

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