Follow this link (www.history.com/topics/puritanism) to the History Channel's Puritan webpage. Watch the video and then read the article and answer the following questions. 

1. Summarize who the Puritans were and note some of the characteristics of their culture and community. 

2. Find one quote that you think exemplifies who the Puritans were and write the quote and why it illustrates the culture. 

3. What detailed similarities and differences exist between the Puritan culture and contemporary American culture?

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After discussing argumentative vs. persuasive texts, use the following link (www.great-awakening.com) to learn more about The Great Awakening religious movement during the 1800s.