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A visionary radical Protestant sect whose members believed in an Inner Light that brought them close to God, equality in religious and social life, pacifism, and defiance of authority...
A prominent Englishman to whom the king granted vast areas of land in colonial North America.
This was used in Virginia to encourage immigration by giving 50 acres of land to any settler who brought a servant.
This Virgina settler married and experiments with growing tobacco in the colony.
English Protestants who wished not only to rid the Church of England of its Catholic traditions, but also to reform English society; they came to New England to set up a model community...
In 1635 he was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because he said that the government had no authority over the personal opinions of individuals. He founded Rhode Island as...
This Quaker viewed his colony as a "Holy Experiment."
A radical separatist group of English Protestants who settled at Plymouth in order to be left alone to lead a pure and religious life.
Mostly young and single European immigrants who entered into work contracts for a specified period of years in exchange for free passage to America and sometimes a promise of land at...
This adventurer instituted military discipline and perhaps saved the Virginia colony at Jamestown.
An attempt by New England clergymen in 1662 to counteract declining church membership by allowing the children of church members to join even though they had not experienced salvation.
This prominent New England clergyman helped bring the Salem witchcraft trials to a close.
An interpretation of Puritan doctrine associated with Anne Hutchinson that stressed mystical elements in God's grace and diverged from orthodox Puritan views on salvation.
This Puritan theologian was the leader of the first Great Awakening in New England.
This law allowed freedom of worship for all Christians in Maryland to keep the peace between Catholics and Protestants there.
Act of Toleration
He led about 1000 Puritans to America in 1630 and was elected the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
He led a rebellion in Virginia against the autocratic government of Lord Berkeley in the late 17c.
A prominent humanitarian, he led a group of settlers and helped found the colony of Georgia in 1732.
This New York newspaper editor made a written attack on the corrupt royal governor and was arrested on the basis of seditious libel. However, after a trial, he was found not guilty.
John Peter Zenger
He led an uprising in New York in the name of King William IV against the Anglo-Dutch ruling elite.