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Church system set up by the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony wherein each local church served as the center of its own community. Wanted to remove the hierarchy of the church. Each congregation chooses its own priest. Anyone is allowed to worship, but only select people are allowed to be members. A social hierarchy is created because of this, despite no church hierarchy.
A social system in which the male is the primary authority figure central to social organization, and where fathers hold authority over women, children, and property. It implies the institutions of male rule and privilege, and entails female subordination.
A town meeting is legislative meeting consisting of all of the people in a particular area. Although in the 1600s women and black people did not have much of a say in these meetings. Often times this was an areas way of governing themselves and one of the first pieces into creating a democracy of a government by the people.
It was accepted January 25, 1919 by the Allies as part of the League of Nations. Wilson believed it would make the League of Nations successful because it would provide for an assembly of nations that would meet regularly to debate means of resolving disputes and protecting peace.
The Great Awakening
, it exploded in the 1730s and 1740s and swept through the colonies like a fire through prairie grass; The Awakening first ignited in Massachusetts by pastor Jonathan Edwards; Orthodox clergymen, known as "old lights", were deeply skeptical of the emotionalism and the theatrical antis of the revivalists; "New light" ministers, on the other hand, defended the Awakening for its role in revitalizing American religion.
A religious belief developed by John Calvin held that a certain number of people were predestined to go to Heaven by God. A visible saint was a person who'd gone through some emotional religious revival or awakening, an experience that was noted by the community as being legit. This belief in the elect, or "visible saints," figured a major part in the doctrine of the Puritans who settled in New England during the 1600's.
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