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Colonial Overview

Colonial Period Overview WGU

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Calvinism A theological system and approach to christian life. Perserverance of saints, total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistable grace.
Colonial Period Literature Founding of Jamestown 1765. Based on Puritan's beliefs, literature was banned if it seemed immoral. Historical, religious, and didactic literature prevailed.
Elegy Poems of mourning or loss, often about love.
Puritanism An associate of any number of religious groups advocating for more "purity" of worship and doctrine, as well as personal and group piety.
Colonial Life Mainly interested in possessing land and making it fruitful, fighting wilderness, Indians, and disease.
Revolutionary Age Between the Stamp Act and the formation of a Federal Government. Declaration of Independence. Theatre established. First American plays, novels, poems, and magazines. Slavery a big debate.
Polemic writing A vigorous arguementative work, setting forth the author's attitude on a highly controversial subject. Ex: The American Crisis by Thomas Paine.
Created by: LFalone