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  1. Sep 2015
    1. As Pequot men, women, and children tried to escape the blaze, other soldiers waited with swords and guns.

      A brutal plan of attack. The Pequots were defenseless.

    2. Referring to themselves as the “Sword of the Lord,” this military force intended to attack “that insolent and barbarous Nation, called the Pequots.”

      These Europeans always used the excuse that they were doing the work of God.

    1. the Puritan had made a covenant with God to establish a truly Christian community, in which the wealthy were to show charity and avoid exploiting their neighbors while the poor were to work diligently

      Did the Puritans decide this themselves? Did they know for a fact that the poor were supposed to work diligently or was this just something that they decided?

    1. Although migrants to New England expected economic profit, religious motives directed the rhetoric and much of the reality of these colonies.

      wanted to escape religious persecution?

    2. Previously forbidden holidays like Christmas were not only celebrated in Church.

      They did end up becoming more tolerant

  2. Aug 2015