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Puritan

  • Date Submitted: 10/18/2014 07:56 PM
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Customs:
Individual Puritan was restrained by strict laws that governed every area of his life - even his family relations. A man could not kiss his wife in public.
For examles, a Captain Kimble, upon his return from a three-year voyage, kissed his wife on his own doorstep, and he spent two hours in the pillory for his lewd and unseemly behavior.

Culture:
The Puritan family was the basic unit of society, in which the mother and the father had specific tasks. The husband was in charge of his wife and had all of the authority in the home. He was to provide the needs of the household, love and protect his family, and teach his children about life, which revolved around God.
Puritan life consisted largely of farming. Both the men and women contributed to this way of life by planting and weeding from day to day. Even though the majority of men were ministers, their professional trade also consisted of a variety of other tasks. The women wove cloth, made candles and soap, tended the garden, worked in the fields and cut wood.
Geography:
The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts where there had long winter. Land was flat close to the coastline but became hilly and mountainous farther inland. Soil was generally rocky, making farming difficult.

Religon:
Religion played an important role in Puritan life. They felt that they were chosen by God for a special purpose and that they must live every moment in a God-fearing manner. Every man, woman, and child was expected to attend the meeting on the Sabbath without question. Puritans were required to read the Bible which showed their religious discipline. If they didn't read the Bible, it was thought that they were worshiping the devil.
They believed in salvation - the fate of individual souls was predetermined by God.
Since God was the most important part of their lives, prayer was a major part of their daily lives. Puritan families meditated and prayed before sleep at night, upon rising in the morning, on...

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