Puritans in America

Kayla Scruggs, Bailey Glydewell, Ashton Newsom, and Ward Wathal.


Why did the Puritans come to America?
The Puritans left Europe because of religious problems. They believed that ordinary people should be more involved with the church and the church heirarchy had too much power. They wanted more Bible readings and the people to be able to pray on their own. They wanted the Church to meet their ideas and believe what they believed. The Puritans wanted a preacher rather than a priest. Religious conflict and issues were the main "push" factor of leaving Europe. America "pulled" the Puritans because of its religious freedom and open land.

How did the Americans react to the new Immigrants?
The Puritans ways for government would one day become American-style democracy. The Americans liked how the Puritans believed in religious freedom. The Americans liked the way the Puritans had faith in God and the way their government worked. Both the Native Americans and the Puritans believed in following God in all of their ways. The Native Americans believed everyone was equal, but the Puritans thought differently. They believed that God had selected secific people to join him in heaven.

What did the Immigrants experience once they got to America?
There were Native Americans already in the Northern Hemisphere when the Puritans arrived in America. These Puritans had to adapt to American culpture. The Americans already living here liked the religion that the Puritans brought along with them. The Puritans also had to make a whole society from scratch. They also had to get along with the Americans living here. These Americans were Native Americans or "Indians".


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This picture shows the Puritans fleeing Europe. They had a long sail ahead of them.



PURITAN FLIGHT. - The attempted flight of Puritans from England. Line engraving, 19th century.
PURITAN FLIGHT. - The attempted flight of Puritans from England. Line engraving, 19th century.



A PURITAN CHRISTMAS. - Line engraving, 19th century.
A PURITAN CHRISTMAS. - Line engraving, 19th century.





PURITAN FUGITIVES. - English Puritans escaping to America. Steel engraving, 1874, after a painting by Emanuel Leutze.
PURITAN FUGITIVES. - English Puritans escaping to America. Steel engraving, 1874, after a painting by Emanuel Leutze.




Satirical Illustration of Puritans
Satirical Illustration of Puritans

This shows a man killing his cat after the animal killed a bird.



Narrator: Today, We will be taking a trip back to the 1800's. I have with me three Puritans who left Europe because of Religious restrictions and had to start a whole new life in America. They will each give their indiviual account of what it was like leaving Europe and coming to America. Meet Elizabeth...

Bailey: Hello, I'm Elizabeth, a Puritan mother. I left Europe because of religious problems. I believed that ordinary people should be more involved with the church and the church heirarchy had too much power. We wanted more Bible readings and they people to be able to pray on their own. I wanted the Church to meet their ideas and believe what they believed. We wanted a preacher rather than a priest. Religious conflict and issues were the main "push" factor of leaving Europe. America "pulled" the us because of its Religious freedom and open land.

Narrarator: This is Daniel...

Ashton: Hello time travellers! My name is Daniel. I was a Puritan leader in Europe. When I came to America the Americans already living there reacted to my coming by accepting the way we governed ourselves. Our governement would one day become American-style democracy.

Narrators: This is a Puritan child...

Ward: My name is Ezekiel. As a child, I left Europe to come to America. Once I arrived I there were Native Americans already here in America. We had to adapt to American culpture. The Americans already living here liked the religion that the we brought along with us. We made a whole new society from scratch and get along with the Americans already living here. It was tough at times, but I'm glad I came to America.




John, Norton. "John Cotton, An Ideal Puritan ." World Book Advanced. World book
, 1897. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. This is a primary source about a man named John Cotton, he was a puritan. Told by John Cotton

John, Wilson. Puritans. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print. This is a World Book page all about
Puritans.

Brathwaite, Richard. Satirical Illustration of Puritans. 1845. American History
Online. Web. 15 Sept. 2011.
This is a picture showing the daily lives of puritans. A man killed his cat
because it killed a bird.


PURITAN FLIGHT. - The attempted flight of Puritans from England. Line engraving,
19th century. 19th century. encylcopaedia britannica image quest.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., n.d. Web. 15 Sept. 2011.

picture of puritans trying to escape england



PURITANS: PUNISHMENT, 1670s. - Quakers being whipped in Puritan Boston in the
1670s. 19th century. Encyclopaedia britannica image quest. N.p., n.d.
Web. 15 Sept. 2011.
image.htm?mediaId=140_1637841>. Picture of how the puritans tortured
people


A puritan christmas. N.d. Encycolpedia britannica image quest. N.p., n.d. Web.
15 Sept. 2011.. A regular puritan christmas. Includes
hunting.


Puritan Fugatives . N.d. Encyclopedia Britannica image quest. N.p., n.d. Web. 15
Sept. 2011. Puritan fugatives trying to get away from the English

John, Norton. “John Cotton, An Ideal Puritan .” World Book Advanced. World book , 1897. Web. 15 Sept. 2011. This is a primary source. Told by John Cotton

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Costumes:

Ashton and Ward- Black Pants/ Buttondown shirt/Belt/Dress shoes... Dark Colors
Bailey- Black dress and a white apron
Kayla- dark colored outfit for narrarator/ possibly a Puritan outfit