posted by Latoya .
What is the notion of predestination and how did it impact New England settlement? How did religion play a crucial role in the lives of New England women?
For the first question, you can google that and discover John Calvin.
On the second question, "crucial" is a large term. Those folks believed Eve was the cause of all sin, and Eve and women were one. See if you can get the "deeper meaning" from this account...
Read it carefully.