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1

compare and contrast puritans and pilgrims

puritans:
-non- separating
-church of England
-most loyal & organized

pilgrims:
-separatists
-self government
-practice own religion

2

who is john winthrop?

-English puritan
-believed in act of kindness/bringing people together
-founded Massachusetts Bay Colony

3

what are the characteristics of the enlightenment period?

-understand the world
-age of reason

4

one thing winthrop established

Massachusetts Bay Colony

5

where did witch trials occur?

Salem, Massachusetts

6

who is founder of jamestown?

john smith

7

who founded Rhode island after being banished?

roger williams

8

what was the 1st book published in america?

the bay psalm book

9

the author of "common sense" was...

thomas paine

10

what was the reason slavery began in Virginia?

first African slaves were brought to the North American colony of Jamestown

11

what were benjamin franklins other inventions that were mentioned in the video?

-ligtning rod
-bifocals
-glass harmonica
-the franklin stove

12

founder of the short story?

edgar allen poe

13

who was the founder and longtime governor of the Plymouth colony?

william bradford

14

_______ wrote about her being captured by the native americans?

mary rowlandson

15

title of her writing?

a narrative of the captivity and restoration of mrs. mary rowlandson

16

did the puritans believe in other religions?

no

17

what is transcendentalism

-believe in individualism
-individual rights

18

describe the bay psalm book? year discovered?

-it was the first book discovered in america
-1539

19

what was the first form of self government in the colonies?

Virginia House of Burgesses

20

where was the house of burgesses located?

jamestown

21

the french and Indian war occurred in what year?

1754-1763

22

who founded the first public library?

Benjamin Franklin

23

who is the most famous Gothic american writer?

edgar allen poe

24

what year did Christopher Columbus being his voyage

1492

25

Jonathan Edwards wife?

Sarah pierpont

26

in class we read the letter that _____ and ____ wrote to each other.

john adams & Abigail adams

27

what was the puritans punishment for psaltery?

wear a red veil

28

when did gothic era begin?

1800