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doctrine of John Calvin that adhered to the idea that each person's fate is predetermined by god
Massachusetts Bay Colony
colony formed by the Puritans to get away from attacks from conservatives in England
City Upon a Hill
name of Massachusetts colony symbolizing how it will be a Puritan example that others will look up to
couldn't be saved by good actions, so the truly saved need not obey the laws of God or man
Extreme separatist- condemned Bay colony for taking land from Indians- thought government should not regulate religious behavior
nickname for Rhode Island- founded by Roger Williams for outcasts- freedom of religion
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
modern constitution- established a more democratically controlled government- written by Connecticut River settlers
1637- war between the colonists and the Pequot tribe- ended in destruction of the tribe and uneasy peace
King Philip's War
1676- united tribes and attacked Puritans- slowed Western expansion- killed Indians
New England Confederation
1643-1686- 4 colonies banded together- all Puritan- step toward American unity
Dominion of New England
1686- 1688- created in London- regulated trade (Navigation Acts) and increased defense against Indians in colonies
Sir Edmund Andros
head of new Dominion- open affiliation w/ Church of England, decreased the power of local authority- hated in the Puritan colonies
event in England that dethroned James II and throned William III- caused the collapse of the Dominion in the colonies
general in New Netherland- fought the Swedish and was forced to surrender New Amerterdam
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