Colonial Culture. Religion’s impact on the 13 Colonies. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Religion in the 13 Colonies. The Good The desire for religious freedom was what motivated many to start colonies (Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut)
Religion’s impact on the 13 Colonies
A. Puritan Work Ethic(Massachusetts)
B. Quaker (William Penn) idea of equality, abolition (anti-slavery), female suffrage, against mistreatment of Native Americans
C. Tolerance- In Maryland, Lord Baltimore passed the Act of Toleration, which welcomed all religious groups.
B. Thomas Hooker also left Massachusetts and started Connecticut because he disagreed with the Puritans. Hooker also authored the first written Constitution in the colonies-The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
C. Anne Hutchinson belived in free speech, equality of women and the right of each person to interpret the Bible, she challneged the church and was banished.
The Boston Martyrs