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The Puritans looked down on women because they thought they were evil temptresses.
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The Puritans wanted to be tolerated, but they didn't tolerate others.
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Women were very low on the class ranking, they were only above slaves.
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Women were very inferior to men, especially the young girls.
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The Puritans believed that they had physical proof that women were cursed by god. Pregnancy and Menstruation
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The Puritans took the Bible very literally.
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The Puritans were very detached from tehir children because the mortality rate was so high.
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25% of Puritan children didn't live to see their 1st birthday, 50% didn't live to see their 21st birthday.
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When a child died in infancy they would name the next child the same name to replace the one that was lost.
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The maternal mortality rate was 1 in 30 would die in childbirth because their wasn't very good sanitation.
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For the Puritans marriage wasn't a sacrament, it was a civil contract.
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Divorce wasn't common in the colony because it threatened the family and the colony.
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If women weren't married by a certain age they were seen as a burden to the family.
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If women didn't get married they became known as spinsters and all that they could do was sit and spin yarn.
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There was equal pressure for men and women to get married because a single person was a threat to the colony.
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Women either had to live with their father, husband, or to be taken in by another family. They couldn't live alone.
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Dower rights allowed the Puritan woman to 1/3 of her estate if her huaband died.
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A man couldn't sell his wife's property unless she agreed to it.
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The husband had the right to “discipline” his wife, he couldn’t beat his wife with anything wider than his thumb.
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In the Puritan faith children were seen as a gift from God.
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Puritan children were expected to act like "little adults." They even had to dress like their parents from about age 6 or 7.
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People unable to conceive children were seen as cursed, because children were a blessing from God.
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The Puritans lived in a theocracy, which meant that religion adn state were one.
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