Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sophs- New England Colonies

Choose a partner. Both will research one of the assigned topics below. Look through websites to find information on your topic. Rewrite the information in your own words. Do not copy or paste directly from web sites. Look for information that is original, interesting, or still relevant today.

List your sources (you must visit at least 3 different sites.) Do not use wikipedia as a listed source.

Post your information to this blog in your class color below. Everyone in the class will read your information posted. The length of should be 15-20 lines in "note form." You may use bullet points to organize your information.

Finally, write your first names at the end of your comment. Your group's comments should be posted by the end of the day on Friday.

1. Puritans and divine providence- define and give specific examples, look up early history of Providence, RI

2. William Bradford- brief biography, his wife's fate, Of Plymouth Plantation

3. Puritan education- free public schools, Harvard University

4. Squanto and the first Thanksgiving

5. Puritan family life- the role of the husband, wife and children

6. Jonathan Edwards- brief biography, the Great Awakening, Sinners in the Hands of an
Angry God

7. Salem Witch Trials- brief summary of the events

8. Legacy of the Puritans in America today- how does the Puritan belief system still influence America? Blue laws, define and give examples

9. John Winthrop- brief bio, "city upon a hill" idea, "city upon a hill" used in other speeches, manifest destiny

10. Dissenters in the Puritan colonies- especially Roger Williams, Thomas Hooker, Anne Hutchinson

11. Failure and end of Puritanism- explain and give examples of reasons why this happened

12. Pilgrims- describe, importance of Mayflower Compact

13. Early difficulties of Plymouth colony


Julia & Bree said...

John Winthrop

1. Born on January 12,1587
2. Died on March 26, 1649
3. Born in England dies in Massachusetts.
4. His father was Adam Winthrop
5. He wrote personal journals
6. He was earl Puritan minister
7. He traveled to Massachusetts he was not a separatists
8. One of the Early English Puritans who set sail for the New World
9. Offers religious & economic arguments in support of moving to New England
10. He was a future Governor when they settled
11. He stated "We shall be a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are on us
12.He traveled to the New World aboard Arbella
13. He was elected amd dismissed as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony several times.
14.He was a model of Christian charity
15.He was admitted into Trinity College
16. Ronald Reagan used his 'city upon a hill' in his farewell speech
17. He left Cambridge to marry, Mary Forth
18. she dies and he marries again to Tomasine Clopton
19. Tomasine dies and he marries Maragaret Tyndall
20. She dies then he ,marries Marrtha Rainsbrough Coytmore



Reid, Eddie said...

William Bradford

1. Born in 1590
2. Born in Yorkshire farming community of Austerfield, England
3. Both his parents died in early childhood
4. Died 1567
5. Baptized March 19, 1590
6. 12 years old when he joined a group of separtists
7. A Mayflower Pilgrim
8. Governor and historian of Plymouth colony
9. Christian
10. Married Dorothy May
11. Remarried Alice Carpenter Southworth
12. Had a son Jon from Dorothy
From Alice his kids were William, Joseph, and Mercy
13. When his parents died he lived with his grandfather
14. Williams first wife Dorothy drowned in Cape Cod Harbor "falling" overboard
15. Author of the Plymouth Colony
16. Bradford helped draft the mayflower compact
17. Lived 11 years in Leiden
18. Governor for 30 years
19. Interested in theological literature
20. During the five years in which he chose not to serve, he was elected assistant


John, Randy, Elliott said...

1. Born in Windsor, Connecticut in 1703
2. Died in 1758 at the age of 54
3. Sarah Pierpont – descendant of Thomas Hooker and wife of Jonathan Edwards
4. Studied Calvinist beliefs
5. Entered Yale in 1716 at the age of 13
6. Was ordained a minister in 1727 at Northampton
7. He was a key figure of the First Great Awakening in the 1730s and 1740s
8. Died from experimental inoculation of small-pox and fever
9. Wrote Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God in 1741, which is now considered an essential part of early American literature
10. He was named president of the college of Princeton on September 26, 1757
11. His mother was Esther Stoddard, and she would outlive Jonathan by twelve years
12. From 1722 to April 1723, he preached at a small Presbyterian church in New York City
13. From 1724 to 1726 he was a tutor at Yale University
14. “Nothing has existence anywhere else…but either in created or uncreated consciousness” -Jonathan Edwards
15. “Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life” -Jonathan Edwards
16. Edwards had three sons and eight daughters
17. He was dismissed from Northampton in 1750
18. Aside from Sinners, Edwards also wrote several other books, including The Freedom of the Will, and History of Redemption, which was released posthumously in 1772
19. His son-in-law was future Vice President Aaron Burr
20. He was a missionary of the Housatonic Indians