Anne Hutchinson has long been seen as a strong religious dissenter who paved the way for religious freedom in the strictly Puritan environment of New England. She was a woman who challenged the traditional subordinate role of women in Puritan society by expressing her own religious convictions. In her path to success, however, Anne was convicted of the crime of expressing her religious beliefs that were different from the colony's rulers.
Anne Hutchinson, a Puritan,
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religion as she chose, and on preaching herself. She was found guilty, excommunicated, and banished from the colony.
Anne Hutchinson was a woman who learned to think for herself instead of blindly believing what the majority taught. She may not have succeeded in changing the laws of her time in the intolerant environment of Puritan New England, but her courageous actions helped set the stage for an America in which religious freedom was a reality.