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31 Chapter 4 The Separation of the Puritans During the 16th century England began having religious conflicts as part of a movement throughout the Christian world called the Reformation. Some people criticized official church doctrine and wanted to separate completely from it. They called themselves Puritans because they wanted a pure, or direct link between each individual and God without rituals, saints, popes, and other intermediaries. The Puritans first concern in life was to do God’s will and so to receive future happiness.

His History of Plimoth Plantation, 1620-1646 is the basis for all accounts of the Plymouth Colony. ” Squanto (died 1622) - Pawtuxet Indian of Massachusetts, acted as interpreter for the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and helped them learn to survive. Hutchinson, Anne (1591-1643) - English colonist and religious leader. Banned from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for her views, she helped settle Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Pocahontas (1595-1617) - Daughter of Chief Powhatan and wife of Jamestown settler, John Rolfe.

5. Who brought the first slave ship to the North American continent? 46 Glossary annex (AN-ex): to add territory by conquest or occupation asylum (uh-SYE-luhm): a place of shelter and protection charter (chahr-tuhr): a grant or guarantee from a state or country convict (KAHN-vikt): a person who has been found guilty of a crime emigration (im-uh-GRA-shuhn): the movement of a person or group away from a place or country frigate (FRI-git): a light boat driven by sails; a small warship horde (HORD): a crowd or swarm in earnest (in er-nuhst): having a determined and serious state of mind; sincere incriminate (in-krim-uh-NATE): to charge with a crime or show proof of involvement in a crime or fault intermediary (in-tuhr-MEE-dee-ary): a go-between or agent jury (juhr-ee): a body of persons sworn to give a verdict according to the evidence presented land grant (land GRANT): a transfer of land by the government to another party Parliament (pahr-lu-muhnt): the law-making body of government in England radical (rad-uh-kuhl): tending to extremes, for example in politics, desiring to make extreme changes in existing views or institutions Reformation (REH-for-may-shuhn): a major change in western Christianity that developed between the 14th and 17th centuries.

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