values helps us develop a clearer sense of who we are. Same goes to learning about the values of our
government's history; understanding the values of the past will make it easier for us to see why we use/do
the things in our democracy today. Our government deserves our attention to learn about its past. Because
of the ideals of religious freedom, voting, and self government in the 1600's to 1750's, we now can makes
our own decisions to believe in what we want.
Started out settling in the 1600's on New England were Pilgrims who were looking for
religious freedom. Later on, in the Religious Society of Friends, known as the Quakers, refused to support
the established Church of England with taxes. They made their own meetinghouses and spoke up in their
own meetings. The Quakers also refused to take oaths because Jesus commanded to not "swear at all."
Though they seemed stubborn and unreasonable, the Quakers were just simple, devoted, democratic