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Transcript of puritan
-single room mud homes with thatched roofs
private lots home
children also wore the same
women worked at home and garden
men hunted and fished
Had a distinctive layout of the traditional seventeenth-century New England village
1- Thou shalt not miss church & community meetings.
2-Thou shalt work hard & support my fellow pilgrims
They occasionally ate
meat during feasts.
4-Thou shalt put the lord first in my life & obey his words
5-Thou shalt live by the 10 Commandments as written in the Holy Bible
6) Thou shalt not dress in bright colors or dance in a wicked manner.
Some crops were cauliflower, carrots, peas, squash, asparagus, lettuce and pumpkins.
7) Thou shalt not perform witchery nor conjure the devil
Always group together
to protect from indian raids
useful for both defense and social control
The lots were long and narrow. lots like this gave farmers a portion of the rich bottomland near the water, a portion of intermediate land, and a portion of wooded upland.
were used to graze cattle
8-Thou shalt not have any opinions or beliefs not held by the entire community
9-Thou shalt build my home simply and not clutter it with decorations.
10-Thou whom shalt disobey these commandments will be banished or be hanged
Religion was important in puritans lifes
Colonial America, http://www.richmondancestry.org/colonial.shtml
Daily Life of Puritans, http://gtines1600puritans.weebly.com/process--daily-life.html
Puritan Clothing, http://www.fabrics-store.com/blog/2008/01/28/political-dissent-puritans-and-the-use-of-linen/
Puritan Daily Life, http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~jklumpp/comm460/lecture/ne.html
Puritan Food, http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2007/11/18/so_what_did_the_puritans_eat/
Puritan Homes, http://www.ctlibrary.com/ch/1994/issue41/4136.html
Puritan Life, http://www.ushistory.org/us/3d.asp
The Puritans, http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/english/melani/english2/puritans_intro.html
Men who followed the church and were "chosen" were allowed to vote. A male might have the occupation of minister, cooper, hunter, miller, tanner, furrier, surveyor, farmer, etc.
Women were not allowed to vote or make decisions in the church. They worked in the home and the garden.
the literacy rate amongst Puritans was rather high due to the fact that they wanted their children to be able to read the Bible. If a community in Massachusetts had 50 families or more, a school supported by taxes was mandatory.