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Puritans – American religion

By |2017-08-14T15:33:52-07:00August 14th, 2017|Modern Europe, North America, Religion|

A Puritan family about 1563 About 1563 AD, some people in England decided that they wanted to follow a way of life that they thought would be more according to what the Christian God wanted. They called themselves "the godly", but other people called them "Puritans." Puritan people, like Calvinists, thought only God decided whether you got into Heaven. [...]

Anne Hutchinson – A Puritan leader

By |2019-01-27T19:13:57-07:00August 14th, 2017|North America, Religion|

Boston in the time of Anne Hutchinson Anne Hutchinson's backstory Anne Hutchinson was born in 1603, the same year that Queen Elizabeth died. Her father was a Puritan minister in England. Like Margaret Cavendish about the same time, Hutchinson was home-schooled with her brothers and sisters. She became a Puritan like her father. Who were the Puritans? More [...]

Anne Bradstreet – American literature

By |2019-01-27T08:41:53-07:00August 14th, 2017|Literature, North America|

Anne Bradstreet Who was Anne Bradstreet? Anne Bradstreet was the first person who published English poetry in North America. She sailed from England to America with her husband and her parents and other Puritans in 1630, when she was 18 years old. Who were the Puritans? More American literature American History articles Anne Bradstreet and [...]

Thirteen states – American history

By |2017-08-12T09:44:31-07:00August 12th, 2017|History, North America|

The first English settlement at Jamestown in 1607 The first European people who came to the east coast of North America, in the 1600s and 1700s, came for many different reasons, so their settlements were very different from each other. The earliest successful settlement was in Florida, in 1565 AD, when Spanish explorers founded the [...]