Anne Hutchinson is one of the major dissenters in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, along with Thomas Hooker and Roger Williams. This lesson plan is part of a unit on the formation of the New England colonies. The unit starts with lessons on why the pilgrims came to America, how they selected their new home, and the Massachusetts Bay colonies political climate. Then the unit covers important dissenters who began leaving Massachusetts to form the rest of New England which is where this lesson fits. Anne Hutchinson thought that people could have their own relationship with God and was taken to trial and banished for her ideas, she helped form Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This lesson covers her court trial and reveals attitudes towards women, and separation of church and state.
The Trial of Anne Hutchinson, Dissenters Create New England
by Jessica Dean
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