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7th Grade Humanities Massachusetts Project

Chris Wong, Nicole Ng, Justin Ho, Pheobe Lo

Chris Noogin

on 7 May 2012

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Transcript of 7th Grade Humanities Massachusetts Project

How it Was Settled
Government Of
Ruled by religious order and officials.
Officials must be so-called "religiously guided".
Government are advised by the religion
Physical Geography,
Climate, and Industries
In England, there was a religious group who went against the Chruch of England. In 1628, they formed the New England Company and the King Of England granted them a Charter along the Massachusetts Bay. Their first settlement was in Salem, Massachusetts.
colder than the other two colonial regions
because it's in the northern part.
Puritans first settling along the Maasachusetts Bay Company
long, harsh winters.
Public schools established
Poor children homeschooled
Rich children attended private
schools or were taught by tutors
Some boys went to college at the age
of 11
- An interesting background on Massachusetts
The major industries
agriculture (fishing, farming, livestock)
manufacturing (lumbering, shipbuilding)
Many got education by
serving as apprentices
"The 13 American Colonies: Massachusetts." Social Studies for Kids. Web. 14 Dec. 2011.
"Massachusetts Bay — "The City Upon a Hill" [ushistory.org]." Ushistory.org. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. <http://www.ushistory.org/us/3c.asp>.
"Massachusetts: History, Geography, Population, and State Facts — Infoplease.com." Infoplease: Encyclopedia, Almanac, Atlas, Biographies, Dictionary, Thesaurus. Free Online Reference, Research & Homework Help. — Infoplease.com. Web. 14 Dec. 2011.
"School & Education." Passport to Colonial Times. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. <http://eev.liu.edu/kk/colonial/resources.htm>.
Ever heard of the Salem Witch Trials?
In the old Massachusetts, people got
burned to death and hunted down for
being accused of witchcraft. The citizens
in old Massachusetts believed that the
witches were the cause of all things bad,
such as ruined crops, bad luck, weird
behavior, nightmares, sickness and other
evil things. It started in Salem Village,
when a voodoo tribe slave hired by the
local priest, and she decided to tell nine
local girls stories of her religon. Later,
the girls began to act weirdly and have
seizures. Convinced it was witchcraft, the
people decided to hold a trial, and arrest
the witch. She may have told the stories,
but she didn't do anything, for she was the
Many of the rules and other pinacle decisions were also made not only with the religous truth but the nature of God as well.
Theology is the government that is based on the religous truth and the nature of their god. Essentially, to sum it all up, as long as u are a church guy, you are basically free to do anything.
Copy of the Mayflower Compact
(found in the historical manuscript
"Of Plimoth Plantation" by William Bradford)

Signed on November 21, 1620
an agreement between the Pilgrims
States the guidelines of their new government in their settlement
41 males out of the 102 Mayflower passengers signed the compact
Original copy is most likely destroyed
Earliest copies are shown in "Mourt's Relation" and "Of Plimoth Plantation"
The compact was not referred to as the "Mayflower Compact until 1793.
Children taught skills they needed in daily life,
religious beliefs, and obedience
"Avalon Project - Mayflower Compact : 1620." Avalon Project - Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy. Web. 03 Jan. 2012.
"Mayflower Compact (1620)." MayflowerHistory.com. Web. 03 Jan. 2012.
"Mayflower Compact." NC Mayflower Society. 19 Aug. 2008. Web. 03 Jan. 2012.
"American Revolution: Mayflower Compact." The History Place. Web. 03 Jan. 2012.
"Mayflower Compact." Britain and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2005. Credo Reference. Web. 03 January 2012.
"Mayflower Compact." History - AllAboutHistory.org. Web. 03 Jan. 2012.
girls' friend. For years this went on,
with the authorities arresting more
more people. Soon, the jail was pretty
crowded with the number of accusations,
false or true. They had weird ways of
finding out who was a witch. They said it
was proved if you're dunked in water, and
don't drown, you're a witch (but if
you're innocent and drown, then it's
pointless). Another way is if you had a
nightmare and saw that person's face,
then it was a sure sign. After many years,
it was proved that there was no witchcraft
existance at all because a girl who was
one of the nine girls, Ann Putnam, came
forward and said that the innocent were
put in jail, and she was begging for
Treatment of Native

Believed the Natives were remnants of the Tribes of Israel
and thought they needed to be
converted to Christ.

Some Puritans felt that the natives should go away and leave them to exploit the land they had stolen.

They forced alot of the natives to do their bidding. They would "legally" steal land by forcing them to sign treaties.
"Souls in Need of Salvation, Satan's Agents, or Brothers in Peace?: English Settlers' Views of Native Americans." Learner.org. Web. 04 Jan. 2012. <http://www.learner.org/amerpass/unit03/context_activ-2.html>.
"American Elementary Schools in the 1600s." Thinkquest.org. Oracle Education Foundation. Web. 4 Jan. 2012. <http://library.thinkquest.org/J002606/1600s.html>.
JFK later gave a similar speech that was also related to the topic on Matthew 5:14
Converting the natives into christianity was no party either. Accepting God was forced upon them.

It may have seemed nice at first with the bountiful trade but many say that the natives were "ripped-off".
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The Mayflower Compact
The colony seal included a
Native saying,"Come over and
save us"
John WInthrop gave the sermon "City on a Hill"
Based on Matthew 5:14
"You are the light of the world, a city set upon a hill cannot be hidden."
First section: explained as they are the light of the world, show others how to live.
Last Section: they are the city, their actions will be seen by all.
PIlgrims in search of religous freedom(1620)
Cosisted of 41 puritans
Total of 102 passengers
sailed on one of eleven ships, the Arbella
Landed and explored around the tip of Cape Cod
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