Puritans reasearch

Mitch Griffin

Religious Beliefs

The puritans turned briefly toward baptists principles after they left. Puritans believed in the concept of predestination: that God chose each human being from birth for salvation or for condemnation. Only God knew the fate of each person; unlike the Roman Catholic Church, the Puritans rejected the concept of free will. But during his or her lifetime, a Puritan could search for clues as to the fate of their soul by performing good works, praying, and attending church services.


The Puritans built their society almost entirely on the precepts of the Bible. They valued education because they thought that Satan was keeping the people that couldn't read the Bible. Additionally, teachers had to be of high moral character, which came under intense scrutiny by the rest of the community.
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Clothing for both male and female we usually every color of the rainbow dyed with vegetable dye instead of chemicals. That made the colors dark and muted. The men would sometimes have a colorful hat band as decoration in their best hats.

Works Cited

"Roger Williams." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 03 Feb. 2016.

Blumenfeld, Sam. "Forgotten American History: Puritan Education."Homeschool World. N.p., n.d. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.

Chesson, Michael. "History: New England Early Puritans "Did Not All Dress in Black Clothes"" Global Research. N.p., 14 Sept. 2011. Web. 04 Feb. 2016.