Colonial New Englan1

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Colonial New England In A Nutshell Colonial New England underwent a rapid series of changes in the century that passed between its worst armed conflict with local Indians, known as Metacom's or King Philip's War , and the American Revolution . The devout Puritan beliefs that had shaped settlement in the early seventeenth century were challenged both from without and from within. External threats to the established Puritan order came from Native American attacks on frontier settlements and an influx of new Protestant denominations , while internal challenges arose from new theological ideas emphasizing direct accountability to God (which led the faithful to challenge church authority on behalf of private revelation) and extreme fears of damnation and the devil (which fueled the massive hysteria of the Salem witch trials). During this period of spiritual tumult, New England's white settlers continued to multiply in number, to transform the landscape with their imported customs, tools, and livestock, and to spread westward as land became increasingly
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