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Dissent & Political Troubles in New England. ( Ch. 3.1b; pp. 56-61). I. Dissenters . “ saints” – conversion exp. theocracy A . Roger Williams – 1635 critic of church-state in NE exiled → Providence, RI self-gov’t rel. toleration & independent g ood relations w/ NA’s.

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Dissent political troubles in new england

Dissent & Political Troubles in New England

(Ch. 3.1b; pp. 56-61)


I dissenters

I. Dissenters

  • “saints” – conversion exp.

  • theocracy

    A. Roger Williams – 1635

  • critic of church-state in NE

  • exiled → Providence, RI

  • self-gov’t

  • rel. toleration & independent

  • good relations w/ NA’s


I dissenters cont

I. Dissenters (cont.)

B. Anne Hutchinson – 1636

  • antimonians

  • prayer meetings

  • “saints”?

  • exiled → CT, NY

    C. Half Way Covenant – 1662

  • 2nd generation – few saints

  • baptism of grandkids

  • pragmatic

  • Puritan mission?


Ii political troubles

II. Political Troubles

A. Intro

  • Charles I – Cath.? (r. 1627-49)

  • absolutist

  • conflict b/w Parl. & King

  • “power of purse” – tax → Parl.

    B. Great Migration

  • oppression by Bishop Laud (1630s)

  • exodus from Eng.

  • 200K total

  • 25K → NE (mostly Puritans)


Ii political troubles cont

II. Political Troubles (cont.)

C. English Civil War – 1640’s & 1650’s

  • Parl. → Commonwealth, 1649-60

  • Oliver Cromwell – Lord ProtectorPuritan, absolutist

  • Charles I – tried, beheaded

  • Royalists (Cavaliers) vs. Parl. (Roundheads)

  • Charles I


Iii salem witch trials 1691 92

III. Salem Witch Trials, 1691-92

  • witchcraft – trad. In Eur./Amer.

  • fears → hard times

  • class conflict – town (wealthy) vs. village

  • social, gender, rel. aspects

  • women w/ land holdings → accused

  • hysteria, paranoia

  • spectral evidence

  • irrational fears

  • spread outside of Salem

  • Gov. Phipps’ wife accused

  • 20 killed


Iv native americans

IV. Native Americans

  • tension – land

  • frontier violence

    A. Pequot War – 1636-37

  • brutal fighting

  • “slash & burn”

  • massacre

    B. King Phillip’s War - 1676

  • frontier attacks

  • Metacom

  • “last stand”


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