Religious dissident Anne Hutchinson is expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony as punishment for heresy. Anne Hutchinson has been challenging many of the prevailing ideas of the Puritan leaders of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and, because of that, becomes a symbol both for religious dissenters and for women in America.
First, she held religious meetings in her home, which led to her the presumption of teaching men about Christian faith. Second, she argued that God's grace is implanted in every soul, thus challenging the basis of the Puritan colony which was moral striving. Finally, she came close to Antinomianism, the heretical doctrine that Christians, being filled with God's grace, can do no wrong and therefore need not follow any laws.
All of this led to the charges of heresy against her. The tribunal against her didn't go well because she demonstrated that she knew more than the tribunal itself. After her expulsion she will settle in Rhode Island, a haven for religious dissenters, then later she moves to Long Island where she and her ten children will all be killed in a raid.