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Contributions of Religions


Identify how religion contributed to early American society (e.g., impact on government, education, social norms, slavery, and tolerance). 8.1.5

Links verified 5/24/2011

  1. Native American Religion in Early America - the Indian systems of belief and ritual were as legion as the tribes inhabiting North America
  2. Religion and the Founding of the American Republic - a Library of Congress exhibit
  3. Puritanism and Predestination - Puritans in both Britain and British North America sought to cleanse the culture of what they regarded as corrupt, sinful practices.
  4. Religion and the American Revolution - It's only by understanding the religious situation of colonials that we can fully account for how many ordinary Americans were drawn into the resistance to Britain
  5. Witchcraft in Salem Village - intersections of religion and society
  6. Religion in Colonial America - Religion was very important in the formation of Colonial America.

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