1st area of focus- Why Anne hutchinson Got brought to trial.
Anne hutchinson was a very assertive, highly visible women. Who left England for the Massachusetts Bay colony, in 1634. Anne was a very religious woman who faithfully attended church with her family. Church was a very important part of a Puritan's life. The church had a lot of power and authority over people. They also told women what they could and couldn't do. Anne and her family came to America searching for religious freedom.
Anne liked studying her bible and discussing sermons. She soon began holding assemblies in her home with other women. Anne began explaining the ministers sermons and expanding on them. This became very popular to go to and discuss colonial life and religion in her home. Soon she also started to attract men in the community to her talks. She was a very charismatic speaker and had extensive knowledge of scripter, but in the 17th century a women was expected to remain silent and have no opinions on religion and politics. Anne believed that people could communicate with God without the help of ministers. What started as discussing finer points of the bible with other women and neighbors, ended in her going to trial.
"If any come to my house to be instructed in the ways of God, what rule has I to put them away? Do you think it is not lawful for me to teach women and why do you call me to teach the court." -Anne Hutchinson