The Great Migration

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New England Colonies
The New England Colonies
(color on your map!)
Rhode Island
New Hampshire
The Great
In 1629, the Massachusetts Bay
Company received a royal charter
to settle land in New England.
Puritans wanted to purify or
reform the Church of England,
because of this belief they will be
subject to much persecution
Between 1630 and 1640, Puritans
left England to escape bad
treatment by King James
During this period we will see an
estimated 20,000 Puritans leave
Life in the colonies
Geography and Climate
• Hilly terrain, rocky soil, moderate summers and cold
• Appalachian Mountains were barrier in west
• Primarily settled along rivers or coastline
What conclusions can we make about their agriculture?
• Diversified economy
• Trade, shipping, manufacturing,
Religious, Social and
Political Life
• Puritans ruled over New England colonies
• Mandatory church attendance
• Taught their beliefs and their society, which
emphasized duty, godliness, hard work, and
Puritan Work Ethic
• They believed that God
required them to work long
and hard at their vocation.
• Helped contribute to the rapid
growth and success of the
New England colonies.
• All children were required to
learn to read, so they could
read the Bible.
Challenges to Puritan Leadership
Roger Williams • He opposed forced attendance at
church and opposed taking
Native American lands.
• He was forced out of the
Massachusetts Bay Colony.
• He founded Rhode Island, which
guaranteed religious freedom
and separation of church and
Anne Hutchinson –
• believed that person could worship God without the help of a
church, minister, or Bible.
• She conducted discussions in her home that challenged church
authority. She was brought to trial and forced to leave
• She fled to Rhode Island.
Thomas Hooker –
• In 1636 minister Thomas
Hooker and his followers
decided to leave
Massachusetts to help found
• In 1639 Thomas Hooker
helped draft the
Fundamental Orders of
• Promoted Popular
Men who influenced the
development of
self government in the colonies
Charles de Montesquieu
• Philosopher of Enlightenment Period
• Believed in government by the people
John Locke
• Philosopher of Enlightenment Period
• Popular sovereignty
• Natural rights
• Separation of church and state
William Blackstone
• English jurists influenced common law of