The main focus of your paper will be to examine the primary documents that form the basis of the question. However, you may certainly use any relevant information from either your textbook or in-class lectures to help support your answer. Any citations MUST BE in MLA format. Your paper WILL BE double spaced (no hand written papers), and you will use a font no larger than Arial 10pt, Cambria 11pt, or Times New Roman 12pt. Be sure to include an introduction with a clear thesis statement and argument points, well thought out analysis, proper references, and a neatly worded conclusion.
In 1638, Anne Hutchinson was banished from the Puritan colony in Massachusetts for promoting individualism and challenging church authority. During her trial, Anne offered the following statement in her own defense: Will it please you to answer me this and to give me a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth. If any come to my house to be instructed in the ways of God, what rule have I to put them away? Do you think it not lawful for me to teach women and why do you call me to teach the court? In reading the rest of the transcript, which one of Annes ethical breaches do you think the Puritan court officials were most concerned about? Challenging female social norms, preaching without a license, or refuting established church doctrine? Please avoid using modern judgments in your answer. Ms. Hutchinson was clearly not content to accept the status of Puritan women as it was, but what in your opinion stands out the most. Please provide at least THREE (3) quotes from Trial of Anne Hutchinson-1638.pdf to support your argument.