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Rules for Puritan Society

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Kristen Tripp

on 23 October 2013

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Transcript of Rules for Puritan Society

Rules and Punishment
Rules for Puritan Society
There were strict rules for puritans to live by. If you did not follow the rules and hold the same beliefs as everyone else you would be punished and punishments were severe.


There were twelve good rules for Puritan behavior:

1.)
Don't
misuse the words of God
2.)
Don't
get involved in government
3.)
Don't
wish bad things to happen to others
4.)
Don't
pick fights
5.)
Don't
tell someone to do something they shouldn't be doing
6.)
Don't
complain
7.)
Don't
tell secrets
8.)
Don't
think badly about anyone or anything
9.)
Don't
compare yourself to others
10.)
Don't
be friendly with people who break the rules
11.)
Don't
take a long time to eat
12.)
Don't
make bets
Punishments
Time in the stocks
Whipping
Stoning
Hanging
Dunking
Branding
Public shame
Pressing
How did these rules and punishments affect colonists in Massachusetts?
People followed the rules and avoided punishment
People left and started other New England Colonies
People were suspicious and judgemental of those who were different
People were falsely accused of crimes
People were scared of doing wrong
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