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Ann Lee/The Shakers. By: Sarah Ellis. Biography. Born: February 29, 1736 Died: September 8, 1784 Birthplace: Manchester, England Ann Lee was illiterate, she had no schooling Married Abraham Standerin, he later on leaves her She gave birth to 4 children, all of whom died in infancy. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Ann Lee/The Shakers

Ann Lee/The ShakersBy: Sarah Ellis

Biography Born: February 29, 1736Died: September 8, 1784Birthplace: Manchester, England Ann Lee was illiterate, she had no schoolingMarried Abraham Standerin, he later on leaves herShe gave birth to 4 children, all of whom died in infancy

Biography (continued)She was apart of the religious reform Founded the American Shaker movementOne of 8 children

Interests Ann Lee wanted to spread the word of God throughout EnglandShe had visions of the second coming of Christ and wanted other believers to preach more publicly about itWanted to attack sin more boldly and unconventionallyWorksAccounts of what she taught appear in shaker testimonies published as early as 1816Her work appeared in Shaker Doctrines Accomplishments Became leader of the United Society of Believers in Christs Second coming, or ShakersEstablished the first U.S. settlement of Quakers in New YorkIn 1770, she was chosen by the Society as Mother in spiritual things and called herself Ann the Word and also Mother AnnSignificant Quotes You cannot kill the Devil with a sword Put your hands to work, and your hearts to God

ImpactThe followers of Ann Lee came to believe that she embodied all the perfections of God in female form Ann Lees mission throughout New England was very successful in converting groups who were outside the mainstream of New England Protestantism to the mainstreamShe said We[The Shakers] are the people who turned the world upside downQuestions What was Ann Lees main goal?What was she significant for?What did she have visions of?What was the name of the group she lead?Why did she go to America?Sourceswww.biography.yourdictionary.com/mother-ann-leewww.infoplease.com/biography/var/motherannlee.htmlwww.sacred-texts.com/utopia/scus/csus14.htm