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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Their goal was to attain heaven on earth by following Christ's teachings. Views A Utopian Community based off the belief that Christ had already returned to earth, therefore making it possible to create a "perfect," sinless society. Loss of territories - productive land,industries and raw resources Mutual CriticismComplex MarriageMale Continence The Oneida Community Complex Marriage stated that no two people were exclusively attached and cohabitation had to be approved by other members. double click to change this title text! 1.2.3. Mutual Criticism was directed towards a member's bad traits to ensure the integrity of the community. Male Continence was a form of birth control for men. Downfall Hostility started to form regarding the beliefs on marriage and soon the wholesociety's ways were questioned. Noyes fled in 1879 and the whole community broke apart. Important People 1. John Humphrey Noyes: Founded and guided thecommunity.2.Theodore Noyes: Son of John.Leadership was passed onto him. Didn't have the same leadership qualities as his father.3. Charles Guiteau: 5 year member and the assassinator of President Garfield. Legacy double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Social Hierarchy- -Noyes' closest followers and the oldest members of the Oneida Community were given the status of a Central Member and considered closer to God. -Everyone else was considered equal in class, yet farther away from God than Noyes and the Central Members. Were the goals ever achieved? -Oneida Limited- company that manufactures and sells sterling silverware -became a symbol of the failed utopian communities created during the mid 1800s -also became symbol of the impact of strong leadership on the success of a community or group By the Oneida Community's standards of sin they had created a sinless society, but by the rest of American standards the community was everything but a sinless and perfect society.
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