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Anne Hutchinson Impact On Society

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1607 – 1754: Anne Hutchinson Anne Hutchinson was a New England midwife, herbal healer, religious leader and participant in the Antinomian Controversy, which was a religious and political conflict in the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1636 to 1638. As stated by History.com, she was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1591. A couple of years later, after being banished by the General Court of Massachusetts and excommunicated by the church of Boston, Hutchinson convinced her husband, William Hutchinson, to move the family to the New World. Hutchinson later moved to New York after William Hutchinson had passed and she herself was killed along with 5 of her 6 youngest children in a Native Indian raid in New York in 1643.
Anne Hutchinson’s actions had multiple effects in the Americas when trying to convince the people that the church was preaching a “covenant of works.” Hutchinson affected society by expressing her religious views and outspoken nature. Hutchinson followed the Puritan leader John Cotton to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634. She was the defendant of one of the most famous trials of making an attempt to stop religious trials in the Colony. Her cooperation in an open an occasion, was uncommon for women, meaning it was seen as not normal. From the early Christian era, female activism in religious life gave few women high apprehensions, in this action of protecting their voices held in the historical record. The fall of the Puritan development in seventeenth-century
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