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To what extent do the roots of American Exceptionalism lie in Puritan New England?

To what extent do the roots of American Exceptionalism lie in Puritan New England?

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To what extent do the roots of American Exceptionalism lie in Puritan New England?. New England. Plymouth 1620 Mass Bay 1630 Expansion to CT, RI, NH, 1630s. Religion in Puritan Life. John Winthrop’s “A Model of - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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To what extent do the roots of American Exceptionalism lie in Puritan New England?

To what extent do the roots of American Exceptionalism lie in Puritan New England?

New England Plymouth 1620 Mass Bay 1630 Expansion to CT, RI, NH, 1630s

Religion in Puritan Life John Winthrops A Model of Christian Charity - City Upon a Hill Covenant Theology Covent of Grace - agreement w/ God to create a model society Social Covenant - agreement with one another to live responsibly and abide by self-gvt

20th c. journalist H.L. Mencken defined Puritanism as the haunting fear that someone, somewhere might be happy.

BASED ON TEACHINGS OF JOHN CALVIN (CALVINISM) rejection of church hierarchy - personal interpretation

belief in predestination

good works proof of having been chosen

The Puritan Work Ethic industriousness, hard work, and thrift are part of a virtuous lifeidleness a sin

Stringent Social Codes Good works a sign of being chosen transferred to community - ie. terrible events were a sign of Gods wrath

Importance to uphold the social covenant