Lesson 5 - Unit 1 Lesson 5 Pilgrims and Puritans Lesson...

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Unit 1 Lesson 5 - Pilgrims and Puritans Lesson Objective:  In this lesson, the student will:  Compare the characteristics of the New England, Middle, and Southern colonies.  Describe the impact of key colonial figures, such as John Winthrop, Roger Williams, and Anne  Hutchinson.  Analyze push/pull factors that contribute to human migration  Pilgrims Establish Plymouth Colony In the early 1500s, the Protestant Reformation transformed life in Europe.  Up until that time, the Roman Catholic  Church was the only Christian Church and most important institution in Europe.  As a result of the Protestant  Reformation in Europe, new religious groups were formed.  Although these groups were referred to by different  names, such as Lutheran or Calvinist, their core beliefs were similar. In general, all of the groups were called  Protestants , because they protested against the Catholic Church. In England, a Protestant church called the Church of England replaced Catholicism as the state religion.  Some  Protestants in England thought that the Church of England kept too many traditions from the Catholic Church, and  needed to be reformed. These people also believed that church leaders were too powerful, and the Bible was the  most reliable source of religious authority.  Because of their desire to “purify” the Church of England, these  Protestants became known as  Puritans . Some Puritans wanted to separate from the Church of England instead of trying to reform it.  The  Separatists  were persecuted by the English government for their beliefs. The Pilgrims were a Separatist group who decided to  escape persecution by migrating.  Their first move was to the Netherlands, where they enjoyed religious freedom,  but watched their children lose touch with their English heritage.  This prompted the Pilgrims to make another 
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2010 for the course HISTORY eb34 taught by Professor Bonewell during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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Lesson 5 - Unit 1 Lesson 5 Pilgrims and Puritans Lesson...

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