H105, American History I

Lecture 6:  Social Hierarchy and Confronting Disorder in New England

I.  Personal discipline and the social regulation of sexuality
II.  The rejection of change and the preservation of authority

1635-1656 Internal Dissent in Massachusetts
1635 exile of Roger Williams to RI, who sought separation of church and state, tolerance of dissent, and Native American land rights
1636 Massachusetts General Court codified church procedures
1636 less strict moved to Hartford CT
1638 more strict moved to New Haven CT
1638 Anne Hutchinson attacked clerical authority and advocated divine grace directly between individual and God
1656 execution of Quaker missionaries, who believed in inner light rather than predestination