The Puritans Aspirations

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Puritans Aspirations of a Model Society

Chelsea J. Austin
Ms. K. L Gooden, instructor
APUSH Fall- 113

Sumter Central High School
November 1, 2013
Brainstorm
Puritans: Puritans were a religious group Separated from the Church of England Thought that the Church of England in their eyes was corrupt Wanted to purify the Church of England were single-minded visionaries convinced of the rightness of their beliefs were practical and businesslike persecuted for their beliefs and fled England for Holland and, ultimately, for North America Many historians feel that the Puritan ethics of thrift, hard work, and self – sufficiency contributed to the success of the New World.
Aspirations of a Puritan Model Society: Peaceful environment Entirely focus on God and do his will Strong community
Outline
Introductory Sentence:
Puritans came from New England in the seventeenth century with hopes of creating a model society.
Thesis Statement:
Their aspirations for a model society consisted of making a strong community, peaceful environment, and a society focused solely on glorifying God and doing his will.
Introduction:
Puritans came from New England in the seventeenth century with hopes of creating a model society. They came trying to escape the religious persecution of New England and the corruption of the Church of England. Puritans attempted to establish a utopian society that would thrive from honoring God's laws. Puritans wanted to appear as a type of “City upon a Hill,” fixing the church and becoming a model society. Their aspirations for a model society consisted of making a strong community, peaceful environment, and a society focused entirely on glorifying God and doing his will. Puritans were successful in their aspirations of creating a model society, but they did not succeed in making a…...

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