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  • Quakers As Radical Puritans
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    Although they were victims of religious persecution in Europe, the Puritans supported the Old World theory that sanctioned it, the need for uniformity of religion in the state. Once in control in New England, they sought to break "the very neck of Schism and vile opinions". The "business" of the first settlers, a Puritan minister recalled in 1681, "was not Toleration, but [they] were professed enemies of it". Puritans expelled dissenters from their colonies, a fate that in 1636 befell Roger Will...
  • Puritanism In New England
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    A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things. 1 Facing religious persecution in England, the Puritans fled Europe. They constructed an intolerant government because to Puritans Toleration meant permitting error. 2 Puritanism ultimately led to its own decline in New England because it refused to accept rival religious groups, critics and merchants. The Great Awakening, although welcomed at first, ultimately badly damaged what remained of the fabric of Puritanism. 3 ...
  • Governments Of The New Colonies In America
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    Religious differences in colonial America were apparent and inevitable toward creating a diverse society. Differences in religion, and way of life, and the lasting effects of these helped to shape The United States. Branches of the Puritan and Quaker faiths were the trailblazers for American diversity. Most of the first religions to begin the colonization of the Americas were not just common Protestants. They had not only broken ties with the Catholic Church, but now were severed from the Anglic...
  • Puritan Colonies
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    During the time of colonization, religious toleration was a concept unheard of within European nations involved. Early Spanish explorers exterminated native religious practices in the Americas they dominated, replacing it with their catholic institutions. Further along the historical timeline of colonization, European countries brought and therefore influenced colonials and natives alike with their religion in occupied areas. As the English grasp upon the new world grew stronger, interesting tre...
  • Evil Of The Puritans
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    The Traditional Approach 1.) Nathaniel Hawthorne was born in Salem Massachusetts in 1804. Hawthorn was also a descendant of Puritan ancestors, one of which being a judge responsible for the Salem witch trials. Therefore the combination of Hawthorn's family history and the given history of his birthplace, helped influences his choice for maintaining a Puritan New England type setting for much of his literary works. 2.) King William "And yet, though the elder person was as simply clad as the young...

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