How did Puritan settlers shape American history? Your essay must include a clear thesis statement and provide concrete examples from the book and the textbook.

The direction you take is entirely your own, but you might consider the following themes or questions:
•    Examine American exceptionalism and the Puritan worldview
•    Explore the roots of democracy during the colonial period
•    Dissect the interactions between settlers and natives
•    Appraise Puritan theology and Congregationalist churches
•    Analyze the consequences of the Pequot War and/or King Philip’s War
•    Investigate Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson, and the founding of Rhode Island
•    Study the role of women in Massachusetts Bay Colony and colonial America

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