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  1. Nov 2015
    1. hen the white people would not let us be baptized by the church, we went down into the water together, in the sight of many who reviled us, and were baptized by the Spirit.

      I think it was still great for them to be baptized because if it was in a church or not the spirit was still there.

    2. The white men pursued and fired on us several times.

      The whites first made the blacks their servants and now that a prophet has been in making, the whites can not come with anything new but attacking them. When would the fear of the white ever disappear?

    3. I now withdrew myself as much as my situation would permit from the intercourse of my fellow-servants,

      He withdrew himself from the society so he could spend more time in the worship of the Spirit.

    4. "What do you mean by the Spirit?

      It has to be God

    5. devoting my time to fasting and prayer.

      another sign of a being chosen as a prophet

    6. they would often carry me with them when they were going on any roguery, to plan for them

      It gives us an idea of how smart this guy was since other Negroes would trust him enough to let him devise the robbery plan even though, he himself did not take any part in it.

    7. I was telling them something, which my mother, overhearing, said it had happened before I was born.

      Most of the prophets were given the gift the knowing whatever has occurred before their birth.

    1. A range of artifacts manufactured by enslaved craftsmen and women with local materials helped to transmit folklore through such objects as canoes, trays, combs, stools and ceramics shaped for daily use.

      Did they get paid to help out and make these products,? How did they get paid

    2. Some enslaved people converted to Christianity while others rejected it as the religion of their oppressors.

      The ones who rejected to convert were the descendants who could not forget the atrocities of the slave owners.

    3. Eventually, forms of pidgin, differing from colony to colony, emerged into fully-fledged creole languages of their own

      That is how different languages came into existence.

    4. Africans forced onto slave ships were drawn from a large range of societies and cultures.

      The African slaves didn't take another African slave who was from another lineage as their brother, but rather as a foreigner.

    5. descendants of African slaves came to speak the local variants of English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch.

      It shows how smart these descendants were

    6. Some of those crafts and skills, and the objects themselves, survive to this day.

      Unique and priceless pieces of history.

    7. Folklore often conveyed religious worldviews and beliefs

      the easiest way to learn about any religion or culture is to having stories about it.

    8. Music

      Music can be someone's whole life. They sing how they feel, and that is still used today.

    9. Africans brought to the Americas the greatly varied cultures of their homelands, including folklore, language, music, and foodways

      They needed to have something they knew to keep them alive. They were taking away but they never let their culture leave them.

    10. For the enslaved, understanding the language of European and American slave traders and plantation owners was necessary to understand the new world of Atlantic slavery that legally determined so many aspects of their lives from life to death.
    11. Africans brought to the Americas the greatly varied cultures of their homelands, including folklore, language, music, and foodways.
    1. The hands are required to be in the cotton field as soon as it is light in the morning,

      They did not have time to live normal lives and had to start work as soon as they woke up.

    2. no tea, coffee, sugar, and with the exception of a very scanty sprinkling now and then, no salt...

      the treatment of the slaves is just unacceptable. They were not even provided with good nourishment.

    3. They do not dare to stop even at dinner time, nor return to the quarters, however late it be, until the order to halt is given by the driver

      Did they even consider the slaves as humans or what? they treated the slaves as if they were machines.


      The only time one does get to rest in a true sense would be when one passes away.

    5. So, whether he has two little or too much, his approach to the gin- house is always with fear and trembling.

      I would fear too if I did not have the right amount back.

    6. The hands are required to be in the cotton field as soon as it is light in the morning

      Right when they wake up and open their eyes they have to start working. They don't get the slowly waking up process to get up for the day, they work right away.

    1. Eli Whitney

      the individual who changed the history of teh cotton crop

    2. the American South quickly became the world’s leading cotton producer

      the history of cotton kingdom started from America

    3. a sense unity that remained unsaid, but was acted out daily.

      The slaves had been through a lot and since they did not have the power to say anything verbally, they acted out their shared sense of unity.

    4. The decades before the Civil War in the South, then, were not times of slow, simple tradition

      It was times of tough competition between the land owners. The more money a land owner made the more slaves it needed to work on the fields.

    5. the average cost of an enslaved male laborer likewise rose

      the rise in the cost of the slaves tells us how successful the cotton business was

    6. skin color of those forced to work its fields

      the slaves were African and the skin color refers back to them

    7. The two moved hand-in-hand

      We are talking about slavery and cotton kingdom. The United States needed slaves to harvest the cotton crops.

    8. Some even sent their own agents to purchase cheap land at auction for the express purpose of selling it, sometimes the very next day, at double and triple the original value—a process known as “speculation.”

      Still this way today, somethings never change.

    9. Few knew that the seven bales sitting in Liverpool that winter of 1785 would change the world.

      Exactly. We still use this now, we use it for clothes, majority of what we use for our clothes is cotton. We should thank them.

    10. millions of dollars changed hands.

      Business is booming and everyone is getting their hands on good commodities.

    11. A single bad crop could cost even most wealthy, landed planter his or her entire life

      this puts slavery at risk

    12. slavery became a way of life,

      They had to adapt themselves to slavery.

    13. sucking up nutrients at a rate with which the soil could not compete

      I'm pretty sure that when the tobacco was booming that this was the main crop growing. With the tobacco treating the land poor, how much of the land did the farmers destroy.

    14. sending 6.5 million pounds of the luxurious long-staple blend to markets in Charleston, Liverpool, London, and New York.

      I can only imagine how much work this took to get 6.5 million pounds of cotton and how many people had worked on it.

    15. The change was astonishing.

      New land

    16. The explosion of available land in the fertile cotton belt brought new life to the South. By the end of the 1830s, “Petit Gulf” cotton had been perfected, distributed, and planted throughout the region.
    17. a machine developed by Eli Whitney in 1794 for deseeding cotton—more easily than any other strain. It also grew tightly, producing more usable cotton than anyone had imagined to that point.
    18. The discovery of Gossypium barbadense—often called “Petit Gulf” cotton—near Rodney, Mississippi, in 1820 changed the American and global cotton markets forever.
    1. attacked and killed a French diplomat

      I wonder if this was intentional or if they were just trying to kidnap him.

    1. He is unwilling to submit to the laws of the States and mingle with their population.

      but can you blame him?

    2. have melted away to make room for the whites. The waves of population and civilization are rolling to the westward, and we now propose to acquire the countries occupied by the red men of the South and West by a fair exchange, and, at the expense of the United States, to send them to land where their existence may be prolonged and perhaps made perpetual. Doubtless it will be painful to leave the graves of their fathers; but what do they more than our ancestors did or than our children are now doing? To better their condition in an unknown land our forefathers left all that was dea

      I would not know how to handle this, handling to leave where you were suppose to be and being forced to leave.

    3. enable those States to advance rapidly in population, wealth, and power. It will separate the Indians from immediate contact with settlements of whites; free them from the power of the States; enable them to pursue happiness in their own way

      I agree.

    4. What good man would prefer a country covered with forests

      It's an ugly truth how we are cutting down nature for the temporary pleasure of having more infrastructure. I think the human race has forgotten that the results of our actions are leaving permanent scars on earth and our future generations will be the victim of it.

    5. hailed with gratitude and joy.

      But then again, this would mean that they would have to leave their homeland.

    6. cruel in this Government

      It is cruel that someone has to purchase their own land.

    7. have melted away to make room for the whites.

      This is nice but I hope that they don't clear them out

    8. enable those States to advance rapidly in population, wealth, and power. I

      So then they won't have to go to war.

    9. he Indian is made discontented in his ancient home to purchase his lands, to give him a new and extensive territory, to pay the expense of his removal, and support him a year in his new abode?

      I don't agree with this statement, it seems unfair because he is Indian

    1. Free people of color would be referring to the fact of freeing black people and giving them the equal rights just as their white neighbor.

    2. I think everything was divided by colonies and it made the economic grow as well. The slave trade took a large part in this revolution it had negative effects on Louisiana

    1. We think of the ratification controversy as pitting Anti-Federalists against Federalists. Who were the Anti-Federalists? The traditional distinctions are largely unconvincing. Some scholars have emphasized wealth and poverty -- that is, rich people tended to support the Constitution and poor or working-class people tended to oppose it. That distinction breaks down, however, for there were many rich opponents of the Constitution (such as George Mason of Virginia) and the proposed document had many working-class supporters in cities such as Philadelphia and New York
  2. Oct 2015
    1. Who were the Anti-Federalists?

      They were the ones who were more concerned about the rights of the citizens more than the anyone else.

    2. While not easy, this goal was far easier to achieve than the unanimous consent of the states required by Article 13 of the Articles of Confederation.

      Taking consent was, is, and will always be one of the hardest goal to achieve.

    3. exercise that constituent power.

      At least they started somewhere.

    4. national political community; it helped to focus the American people's attention on the political component of their national identity.

      And had hopefully brought everyone together and be equal

    5. all except Rhode Island,

      But they were later forced to join everyone else.

    6. Who were the Anti-Federalists?

      They were the ones who created a strong government

    7. Thus, when the Federal Convention dissolved on 17 September 1787, it sent the proposed Constitution and its accompanying resolutions to the Confederation Congress.
    1. The delegates took even longer to decide on the form of the national executive branc

      The farmers probably were starving and the delegates were busy deciding on the form of branches

    2. As creditors threatened to foreclose on their property

      This creditor reminds me of the bank that had taken the lands of the farmers and was referred to as the "monster".

    3. The potter hath power over his clay

      Basically stating how the citizens would have more power over their country

    4. Anti-Federalists” argued that without such a guarantee of specific rights, American citizens risked losing their personal liberty to the powerful federal government. The pro-ratification “Federalists,” on the other hand, argued that including a bill of rights was not only redundant but dangerous; it could limit future citizens from adding new rights.

      Pros and cons to both side.

    5. critics of the Constitution organized to persuade voters in the different states to oppose it.

      Some voters were not happy during this ratification process.

    6. Shays’ Rebellion, generated intense national debate
    7. Shaysites as rebels who wanted to rule the government through mob violence

      I think Bowdoin was over thinking things and should have approached these men and asked what they wanted out of this.

    8. Thomas Jefferson, thought “a little rebellion now and then” helped keep the country free
    9. That November, Washington called his fellow citizens to celebrate with a day of thanksgiving, particularly for “the peaceable and rational manner”
    1.   "As to your extraordinary code of laws, I cannot but laugh.
    2. The right of women to vote was not recognized by the United States until 1920, more than 144 years after the Declaration of Independence.

      It took a very long time, but we women now have our rights.

    3. very liable to be broken;


    4. retaining an absolute power over wives.

      He wants to be in control

    5. I cannot but laugh.

      He should have taken some advice from his wife.

    6. attention is not paid to the ladies,

      She knows that as women, we have as much power as men.

    7. new code

      I believe this code she is talking about is women rights.

    8. "This is rather too coarse a compliment, but you are so saucy, I won't blot it out
    9. I desire you would remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.
    1. Before the evening was over, much of Hutchinson’s home and belongings had been destroyed.16
    2. Dunmore began to convince some slave owners that a new independent nation might offer a surer protection for slaver
    3. Slaves could now choose to run and risk their lives for possible freedom with the British army, or hope that the United States would live up to its ideals of liberty. 

      I'm positive they that the slaves chosed their freedom.

    4. Lord Dunmore issued a proclamation declaring martial law and offering freedom to “all indentured servants, Negros, and others” if they would leave their masters and join the British.


    5. “may be publicly known,

      Putting them to shame

    6. Some women also took to the streets as part of more unruly mob actions, participating in grain riots, raids on the offices of royal officials, and demonstrations against the impressment of men into naval service. The agitation of so many helped elicit responses from both Britain and the colonial elites.

      These women stepped up on their rights.

    7. The colonial economy improved as the postwar recession receded

      Colonies are starting to come together.

    8. Declaratory Act, was left, in part, to save face and assert that Parliament still retained the right to tax the colonies.
    9. The soldiers were tried in Boston and won acquittal, thanks, in part, to their defense attorney, John Adams.

      John Adams

    10. Non-importation, and especially, non-consumption agreements changed colonists’ cultural relationship with the mother country. Committees of Inspection that monitored merchants and residents to make sure that no one broke the agreements.
    11. Women, too, became involved to an unprecedented degree in resistance to the Townshend Acts.

      They put these women to work

    12. By November 16, all of the original twelve stamp collectors had resigned, and by 1766, groups who called themselves the “Sons of Liberty” were formed in most of the colonies to direct and organize further popular resistance.

      They were not good leaders.

    13. Violent riots broke out in Boston, during which crowds burned the appointed stamp distributor for Massachusetts, Andrew Oliver, in effigy and pulled a building he owned “down to the Ground in five minutes.”15

      Rioters were not happy

    14. The Sugar Act of 1764 was an attempt to get merchants to pay an already-existing duty, but the Stamp Act created a new

      I don't believe everyone should be paying for the price of the war especially to the ones that did not want no part in it. I think this is for all selfish reasons and to cover up what they had caused.

    15. “The colonists are entitled to as ample rights, liberties, and privileges as the subjects of the mother country are, and in some respects to more.”3

      If they come together as a colony, they can outrule the person that are calling all shots.

    16. hey sought to eliminate Britain’s growing national debt by raising taxes and cutting spending on the colonies.

      This will lead to controversial over raising tax.

    17. The most famous of the anti-Stamp Act resolutions were the “Virginia Resolves,” passed by the House of Burgesses on May 30, 1765,
    18. The Seven Years’ War culminated nearly a half-century of war between Europe’s imperial powers
    1. Behaviour of the traders towards our Women

      They should not disgrace one another

    2. worthy cannot bear to be disgraced without a fault
    3. With respect to the Land I was not Consulted in it, if I was to deliver my Sentiments evil disposed People might impute it to Motives very different from those which actuate me,
    4. the English went they caused disturbances for they lived under no Government and paid no respect either to Wisdom or Station.
    1. colonies are governed

      If the colony were being lead in a wrong direction, then maybe they need of change of govern.

    2. change

      It is always one person that wants to come in and believe that they will make a change.

    3. defending their Liberties, as they call them.
    4. commander of the British North American forces, arrived in New York City on July 22, 1756

      john campbell

    1. would continue to employ this strategy to consolidate their power in North America


    2. settled for peace.

      I believe that if they did not have any shortage, they would have went to war.

    3. influential in its development.

      one person can be such an impact

    4. exposed divisions within the newly expanded empire, including language, national affiliation, and religious views.

      I believe this is how the war ended

    5. invasion, a massive coalition of France, Austria, Russia, and Sweden attacked Prussia and the few German states allied with Prussia

      This was probably the only way that they thought they would win the war.

    6. The French defeated Britain’s German allies and forced them to surrender after the Battle of Hastenbeck in 1757.
    7. French seemed to easily defeat British attacks,

      They went burning their things down

    8. Seven Years War was tremendously expensive and precipitated imperial reforms on taxation, commerce, and politics

      This will only help with the finances to their colonies.

    9. Defiant slaves could legally be beaten, branded, mutilated, even castrated.

      pure sadness.

    10. By 1750, slavery was legal in every North American English colony, b

      crazy to think owning someone was legal to do once upon a time.

  3. classicliberal.tripod.com classicliberal.tripod.com
    1. egislative or supreme authority cannot assume to itself a power to rule by extemporary arbitrary decrees

      laws were made, thankfully.

    2. men when they enter into society give up the equality, liberty, and executive power they had in the state of Nature into the hands of the society,

      society for you.

    3. Thirdly, in the state of Nature there often wants power to back and support the sentence when right, and to give it due execution.


  4. Sep 2015
    1. it made me tremble to see the Sight

      This would have scared the bee-jesus out of me.

    2. – It pleased God to bring on my Convictions more and more, and I was loaded with guilt of Sin, I saw I was undone for ever; I carried Such a weight of Sin in my breast or mind, that it seemed to me as I should sink into the ground every step; and I kept all to my self as much as I could;
    3. Poor me

      Everyone has these days but I think that everyone should make everything positive out of a negative situation.

    4. I was possesst with a notion that if I had it I would die and goe right to hell,

      I don't believe because you have a disease that you will go to hell. What I do believe is that everyone has a day where their gonna leave whether it's to heaven or hell.

  5. classicliberal.tripod.com classicliberal.tripod.com
    1. he seeks out and is willing to join in society with others who are already united

      Safety in Numbers

    2. But government, into whosesoever hands it is put, being as I have before shown, entrusted with this condition, and for this end, that men might have and secure their properties, the prince or senate, however it may have power to make laws for the regulating of property between the subjects one amongst another,
    3. power to punish the crimes committed against that law

      Sometimes laws are not understandable by some people but without law, society is at risk.

    4. every man his equal

      As well as women

    5. equal to the greatest and subject to nobody

      Everyone at an equal level.

    1. Whitefield was a former actor with a dramatic style of preaching and a simple message.

      This is not surprising.

    2. only elite members of society eligible to serve in elected positions

      Of course, they were the only ones who could buy the elections.

    3. . One of the major differences between modern politics and colonial political culture was the lack of distinct, stable, political parties. The most common disagreemen
    4. peace and prosperity

      If people were not greedy and selfish, this world would've already been at peace.

    5. The Seven Years’ War pushed the thirteen American colonies closer together politically and culturally than ever before.
    6. preparation for war

      Only to protect themselves. I don't think that it was fair for them to just rule out the Natives because of that because there are plenty other colonies that have shed blood on their hands from victims.

    7. urged greater Atlantic trade

      Coming in contact with newcomers.

    8. This gave the British a larger empire than they could control, which contributed to tensions leading to revolution.

      They were not happy so they had to favor a new system.

    9. The Seven Years’ War ended with the peace treaties of Paris in 1762 and Hubertusburg in 1763. The British received much of Canada and North America from the French, while the Prussians retained the important province of Silesia.
    10. Raiding parties would destroy houses and burn crops, but they would also take captives

      Seemed like they wanted to show them that they had more power and destructive.

    11. wives asserted more control over their own bodies.

      As a women, they should be able to make their own decision from their family to their own bodies.

    12. more people to marry earlier in life

      This has had to have been a mistake for them. Taking on this type of responsibility is a lot of work.

    13. women’s role in the family became more complicated

      A women role will always be complicated.

    14. a group of about 80 slaves set out for Spanish Florida under a banner that read “Liberty!,” burning plantations and killing at least 20 white settlers as they marched.

      Fighting for Justice!

    15. idea that government was put in place by the people

      This would only be fair because they are able to keep tabs on them while they do the same.

    16. many of these assemblies saw it as their duty to check the power of the governor and ensure that he did not take too much power within colonial government.

      It only shows that they were not to trustworthy of their governor as well.

    17. charter colonies had the most complex system of government, formed by political corporations or interest groups who drew up a charter that clearly delineated powers between executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of government.
    18. These crown governors could veto any decision made by the legislative assemblies in the provincial colonies.
    19. cared for the poor in their communities

      It's nice of them to care for their community. Their trying to build their community up.

    20. colonial government also had more power in a variety of areas.

      This gave them the upper hand to make decisions. As if they were process of making new laws for their colony.

    21. sizeable free black community that made up about 10% of the city’s population

      Slaves are in the process of winning their full rights.

    22. South Carolina also banned the freeing of slaves unless the freed slave left the colony.

      But they could not free the slaves.

    23. Virginia planters used the law to maximize the profitability of their slaves and closely regulate every aspect of their daily lives.

      Money can sure bring the evil out in a lot of people.

    24. By 1750, slavery was legal in every North American English colony,

      This is disgusting, how could that even be?

    25. The most common disagreement in colonial politics was between the elected assemblies and the royal governor. Generally, the various colonial legislatures were divided int
    26. In 1754 a force of British colonists and Native American allies, led by young George Washington, attacked and killed a French diplomat. This incident led to a war,

      That was how the seven years' started.

    27. Virginia, the oldest of the English mainland colonies, imported its first slaves in 1619
    1. chains and fettered two together.

      They been already been ripped away from their pride, why humiliate them more?

    2. Africans still resisted:

      They fought for their rights and they deserve it.

    3. violently affected by the seasickness than the Europeans

      Europeans were the ones to spread the disease and at the time, why not blame the Africans when they're already physically harmed

    4. and cut one of his legs so round the bone, that he could not move, the nerves being cut through; others cut our cooks throat to the pipe, and others wounded three of the sailors, and threw one of them overboard in that condition, from the forecastle into the sea.


    5. I have seen some of these poor African prisoners most severely cut for attempting to do so, and hourly whipped for not eating.

      I don't understand.

    6. us arm'd, they fell in crouds and parcels on our men, upon the deck unawares, and stabbed one of the stoutest of us all, who receiv'd fourteen or fifteen wounds of their knives, and so expir'd. Next they assaulted our boatswain, and cut one of his legs so round the bone, that he could not move, the nerves being cut through; others cut our cooks throat to the pipe, and others wounded three of the sailors, and threw one of them overboard in that condition, from the forecastle into the sea.
    7. in, and cut one of his legs so round the bone, that he could not move, the nerves being cut through; others cut our cooks throat to the pipe, and others wounded three of the sailors, and threw one of them overboard in that condition, from the forecastle into the sea.
    1. transatlantic slave trade provided such a workforce.

      Slaves didn't have much of a choice.

    2. New laws gave legal sanction to the enslavement of people of African descent for life.

      African deserves to be treated as human beings

    3. desperation that drove some slaves to suicide

      this is heartbreaking. How can anyone be so inhumane as to be completely unapprehensive of others' basic needs.

    4. Wars offered the most common means for colonists to acquire Native American slaves

      In that case can we say that waging wars were just a tactic to gain more slaves for the labor that was in high demand for plantations?

    5. Events across the ocean continued to influence the lives of American colonists. Civil war, religious conflict, and nation building transformed seventeenth-century Britain and remade societies on both sides of the ocean

      Needed to gain control. In the seventeen century the greed would get worse.

    6. Native Americans saw fledgling settlements turned into unstoppable beachheads of vast new populations that increasingly monopolized resources and remade the land into something else entirely. 

      right infront of them they saw all that was going to disappear. Sad.

    7. Slave marriages were not recognized in colonial law. Some enslaved men and women married “abroad”; that is, they married individuals who were not owned by the same master and did not live on the same plantation. These husbands and wives had to travel miles at a time, typically only once a week on Sundays, to visit their spouses. Legal or religious authority did not protect these marriages, and masters could refuse to let their slaves visit a spouse, or even sell a slave to a new master hundreds of miles away from their spouse and children.
    8. Thomas Phillips

      1694 master of slave

    9. Puritans

      they had assumed the responsibility of purifying the churches from political corruption hence the name Puritans

    10. Bacon’s Rebellion

      The declaration of Bacon against William Berkeley for his protection of the Native Indians and waging war against the Indians.

    11. Slavery was particularly troublesome for some pacifist Quakers of Pennsylvania on the grounds that it required violence

      Yet, it did not stop them.

    12. Persistently independent and with republican sympathies, the settlers refused a governor and instead elected a president and council

      I do not understand the difference between a governor and a president.

    13. housands of other Indians fled the region or were sold into slavery

      Wow sold for slavery, I dont blame them for fleeing.

    14. Native American slaves died quickly, mostly from disease, but others were murdered or died from starvation. The demands of growing plantation economies required a more reliable labor force

      Then they started to get slaves elsewhere.

    15. educated a substantial number of slaves

      This minister must have not believed in slavery.

    1. you are banished from out of our jurisdiction

      The courts decided it was better if she were someone else's problem.

    2. covenant of grace

      This refers to gaining heaven as a free gift

    3. covenant of works

      This refers to the teaching that states doing good deeds would gain one heaven.

    4. a thing not tolerable nor comely in the sight of God

      The court is talking about the masculine role that Hutchinson had assumed

    5. three years ago we were all in peace.

      I dont understand.

    1. f white and black acting together to challenge authority

      Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. - George Santayana

    2. barbarous enemy

      Bacon's referring to "the Indians"

    3. For having protected, favored, and emboldened the Indians

      Bacon is talking about the protection Berkeley was providing for the Indians.

    4. divide and separate us who have suffered by their oppressions.

      A difficult situtation happening.

    5. That in whatsoever place, house, or ship, any of the said persons shall reside, be hid, or protected, we declare the owners, masters, or inhabitants of the said places to be confederates and traitors

      Protected... which is always needed.

    6. cries of blood

      Barbarous murders. Blood were shed everywhere.

    7. Bacon and his supporters rose up and plundered the elite’s estates and slaughtered nearby Indians.
    1. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
    2. And God said, Let there be light: 2 Cor. 4.6 and there was light
    1. In contrast, England appointed Virginia's governor, while in Maryland, the governor was appointed by the Calvert family, which owned the colony.

      The one wealthy family decided the fates of the rest of the colonists.

    2. Puritan had made a covenant with God to establish a truly Christian community

      I believe they the puritans were trying to exposed there community to become a christian. This has all to do with being religious and in a way I think that they want to control peoples mind and talk them into believing whatever it is that they believe in.

    3. When God gives us a special commission He wants it strictly observed in every article....

      Seems that they're saying God is important, which he is, but of course everyone has their own beliefs, and that is respected.

    4. etween God and man, ministers and congregations, magistrates and members of their community, and men and their families--were envisioned in terms of a covenant or contract which rested on consent and mutual responsibilities.

      Mutual responsiblities are important.

    1. came unarmed into our houses, without bows or arrows, or other weapons, with deer, turkeys, fish, furs, and other provisions to sell and truck with us for glass, beads, and other trifle

      They lulled the colonists into a false sense of security.

    2. not sparing either age or sex, man, women or child; so sudden in their cruel execution that few or none discerned the weapon or blow that brought them to destruction....

      Things like this are still happening in some parts of the world, and it just make sense when people say "lets not re live the past," it is a good point.

    3. the colonists discovered that Virginia was an ideal place to cultivate tobacco,

      The soil they had was great.