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The period in America from around 1607-1763 where just about everyone was a Puritan Pilgrim and had to attend church services that were approximately 11 days long. Everyone wore black all the time; the men all carried blunderbusses and wore tall hats with big buckles around them[1], while the women all wore bonnets and square linen collars with optional large red A's [2].

The women were all called "Goody Somethingorother" and were frequently burned at the stake as witches. Occupations among the men, besides the aforementioned prayer and witch-burning, included persecuting Quakers, oppressing Native Americans, being scalped, and hunting turkeys for the first Thanksgiving Day dinner.

Examples of The Colonial Period include:

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  • The Crucible
    • Which was historically accurate enough to know that witches were hanged not burned in this period.
      • Almost everything else was wrong, though; the people who wrote Burn the Witch got it right.
      • As this troper recalls, it wasn't meant as an accurate portrayal of the Salem Witch Trials and instead used the witch trials as a metaphor for the hysteria surrounding the Mc Carthy hearings

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  1. capotains
  2. This option was generally discouraged -- but then, everything, and everyone, was generally discouraged
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