"The Wages of Sin" - do today's students even know what that means? Because of the prospect of hanging, Puritans certainly did. This 21 slide PowerPoint presentation from High 5 Achievers, is an overview/introduction to the Puritan age. This belief system affected the politics of the day and continues to inform the views of many groups, such as the Tea Party. In addition, this marks the beginning of this country's literary traditions, which serve as a springboard to the subsequent American literary movements. The PowerPoint includes numerous slide notes to assist in the teaching of this historical and literary era.