Chapter 3 Notes - Chapter 3 Putting Down Roots...

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Chapter 3 Putting Down Roots Introduction: Now that we have planted the English in America with the establishment of the 13 colonies, in this chapter we will examine various sides of life in English America. New England A patriarchal social order where the father was the source of authority The Great Migration of the 1630s and 1640s brought many thousands to New England Life expectancy considerably longer here than in Europe Marriage and family life very important and young people usually initiated their courtship Congregational Church membership at first based on “the elect,” those who could demonstrate that they had gone through a conversion experience Children of church members baptized, often as infants, and the Half-way Covenant permitted the baptism of grandchildren f the elect, even if their parents could not demonstrate a conversion experience Education largely a family matter Harvard College first institution of higher learning in the English colonies, established at first to train ministers Role of women a source of controversy Women had few political and legal rights, and divorce very uncommon
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