Anne Hutchinson was a woman who was not afraid to stand for what she believed in. I really admired her courage, strength and tenacity to endure the challenges in which she had to face during the 1600's. As a young, educated English woman, who lived during a period in history when women did not have any rights other than to bear children, be subservient to their husbands, and silent in the church. Anne Hutchinson challenged the patriarchal system and their beliefs, she was not only a voice for freedom of religion, but she has been recognized as one of the world's first American feminist. Anne Hutchinson not only helped to break down barriers for women but she was an inspiration to others and influenced all individuals to speak out for righteousness. She taught men, women and Indians to help make a difference in the lives of others through teaching the Gospel. Her mission was to dispel false teaching and expose the truth about Jesus Christ and the true doctrine of God's word to those who were lost. She understood the true meaning of inner faith and tried to spread the Word of God into her community. She chose to live by faith and not by sight. While Anne Hutchinson has become a renowned and influential woman throughout the world, she lived a very courageous life. Following her trial, she was found guilty and deemed as woman not fit for society and was banished from her community. However, she never stopped teaching and preaching what she believed. In 1643, Anne Hutchinson along with 5 of her children and servants were massacred by the Mahican Indians in East Chester, New York. She will always be remembered as a woman who stood up against the Puritans and exercised her right to speak freely about Christ's love and the free gift of salvation for all. Anne Hutchinson was a true pioneer for freedom of religion and died fighting for what she believed in.