Road to Religious Freedom

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  • Religious requirements for voting

    There were two requirements to vote in the 1600s. First, you had to be a male that owned land, and second, you had to be a member of the church.
  • The Pilgrims

    The Pilgrims settled in Plymouth and came for religious freedom. They were tolerant and they started thanksgiving.
  • The Puritans

    The Puritans came and settled in Massachusetts Bay for religious freedom. They were not tolerant of other religious beliefs.
  • The Catholic Experiment

    The Catholics were being persecuted for their beliefs, so they came and settled in Maryland. The Catholics were very tolerant for other beliefs.
  • Dissent in Massachusetts Bay

    In that tie, if you didn't agree with the Puritans' beliefs, you would be banished form Massachusetts Bay. That just so happened when Anne Hutchinson questioned their religion.
  • More Dissent in Massachusetts Bay

    Another famous person in history like Anne Hutchinson, Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts Bay. He believed in separation of church and state. He went on and founded Rhode Island.
  • Quakers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey

    The Quakers believed in equality. They were also intolerant.
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    The First Great Awakening

    This was a time of renewed interest in religion and church.
  • Virginia Statutes for Religious Freedom

    This was going to make separation of church and state a requirement.