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The Puritans and the Quakers. Pgs. 206-207 and 215-216. The Puritans - 1628. Approximately 10 years after the Pilgrims came to America for religious freedom, another group seeking religious freedom settled around the Massachusetts Bay near Boston.

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the puritans and the quakers

The Puritans and the Quakers

Pgs. 206-207 and 215-216

the puritans 1628
The Puritans - 1628
  • Approximately 10 years after the Pilgrims came to America for religious freedom, another group seeking religious freedom settled around the Massachusetts Bay near Boston.
  • This group called themselves Puritans because they wanted their religion to be more “pure.”
  • They too, disagreed with the Church of England, but unlike the Pilgrims did not separate from the church.
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Landing in America – 1628-1630
  • In 1630 John Winthrop became the leader of the Puritans.
  • He brought more than 1,000 Puritans traveling on 15 ships to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • John Winthrop led the colony for the next 20 years.
puritans beliefs
Puritans Beliefs
  • Everyone should be able to read the Bible.
  • Parents were required by law to teach their children to read.
  • Schools were required for towns with more than 50 families.
  • Schools were open all year with no summer vacation.
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Harvard University
  • Learning was important to the Puritans.
  • They founded the first college in the English colonies.
  • In 1636 they built Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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The Quakers - 1681
  • In 1681 the English king gave William Penn permission to begin a colony in Pennsylvania.
  • Penn was a member of a religious group called the Quakers.
  • English Quakers were being treated unfairly in England because of their beliefs.
quaker beliefs
Quaker Beliefs
  • All people are equal and basically good.
  • Violence is always wrong.
  • Quakers refuse to carry guns or fight.
  • Solving problems should always be done peacefully.
frame of government
Frame of Government
  • William Penn wrote a document called the Frame of Government similar to the Mayflower Compact.
  • It allowed freedom of speech, freedom of worship, and trial by jury.
  • A council of men was appointed to make laws for the colony.
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Philadelphia
  • William Penn planned the settlements of Pennsylvania.
  • He designed the town of Philadelphia. The town was designed like a checkerboard.
  • Philadelphia became an important port town because of its location on the Delaware River.
  • Many immigrants came to Philadelphia.
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