Although the separation from England was a united movement, not all colonies settled for the same reasons. Therefore, as a result of this difference, each colony had its own motives to base its social foundation on. In the “Charter of Privileges Granted by William Penn, esq. to the Inhabitants of Pennsylvania and Territories, October 28, 1701”, it is exemplified how the guidelines set up after colonization was used to attract a certain group of people wanted by the Proprietary and Governor. The charter relinquished to the colony of Pennsylvania, was an articulation of the newly endowed rights given to the people, as well as, an act of appeal.
Evidence shows that the Puritans had politically influenced their colonies with their religious values. In the New World, a group of Puritans established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. There, the Puritans would create a government that would revolve around their covenant with God. On the way to the New World, John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, led a sermon, titled “A Model of Christian Charity”, about Puritan ideals (Winthrop). As well as determining Puritan ideals, the sermon urges colonists to unite as a “city on a hill” for others to look up to (Winthrop).
(embassy) Those people settled down in Plymouth thereafter and became the exception. For another round of migrations to Massachusetts Bay colony starting from 1630, migrants were sent by Massachusetts Bay Company, which was a company similar as London Company. It was empowered by the King to colonize the area from 3 miles north of the Merrimack River to 3 miles south of the Charles River in New England. (pur40) John Winthrop was entrusted by the Massachusetts Bay Company to bring people to the New World. In March 1630, John Winthrop led thousands of Puritans to the New World and selected Boston harbor as a settlement.
In 1681, William Penn (1644-1718) received a royal charter from King Charles II which allowed him to be the founder of Pennsylvania in British America. In this document students are able to see The Frame of Government Penn wrote for the new founding middle colony, Pennsylvania. The document was under a deep influence from the writings of James Harrington and was to provide a government for Pennsylvania which stated how many people could be in the council and assembly. Since Penn was known to be a Quaker he wanted this colony to be a haven for Quakers and other religious members who were always persecuted from the Church of England or from the Puritans as well as allowing the rich and the poor to have a voice in political affairs and not overrule one another. By late October 1682 Penn went out on his own to venture into the New World and would some come across an area that he would buy from the Swedes and would then name it Philadelphia.
In The General History of Virginia, written by John Smith, Smith explained a New World colony filled with magical expectations, while in Of Plymouth Plantation, written by William Bradford, Bradford wrote the realities of a beginning New Word colony. As both men are similar in as they established a colony, they differ in the reason behind it. Smith and Bradford described their narrative accounts through differing styles, tones, objectives and purposes. John Smith and William Bradford were both men who traveled across the world to establish a new colony and convince others to settle there. Smith and his followers founded Jamestown in 1616 and experienced troubles like Bradford when he founded a religious lead to Massachusetts.
Puritan Separatists/Plymouth Plantation/Pilgrims/Mayflower Compact: Puritan Separatists were a group of English Puritans who left England to seek religious freedom. They first went to the Netherlands, and in 1620 to America. They were sponsored by Thomas Weston and other merchants who had received a patent for a settlement from the Virginia Company of London. Eighteen families went across the Atlantic in the Mayflower with the agreement that they would send back goods to England to pay for their new land. In November of 1620, the Mayflower landed at Plymouth, outside the bounds of Virginia.
This journal, “Of Plymouth Plantation”, which was from Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1, written by William Bradford between 1630 and 1651, and edited by Samuel Eliot Morison in 1953, describes the story of the pilgrims who sailed from Southampton, England, on the Mayflower and settled in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620. Those pilgrims were English Christians in the 16th and 17th centuries and religious separatists who saw no hope of reforming the Church of England from within; therefore, they hoped to separate from the Church of England and form independent local churches in another place. In order to , those pilgrims overcame many obstacles. The author had used the power of rhetoric, especially in the use of the three rhetorical
One of the most obvious and important examples of religion influencing the processes that in the end triggered a mass migration to another land – is the colonization of America. Later on religion influenced the newly formed societies of colonists that even today historians debate how influential Christianity was in the era of the American Revolution. The issue of religious freedom has played a significant role in the history of the United States and the remainder of North America. Religion and religious divides played a huge role in the founding of the American colonies. Europeans came to America to escape religious oppression and forced beliefs by such state-affiliated Christian churches as the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England.
Uyen Nguyen HIST A170 Prof. Brent Rudmann Annotated Bibliography Historical Myth In the early of 17th century, the escape from the religious intolerance of Europe of the English Puritans, also known as Pilgrims, to establish freedom in North America (New England) was always mentioned in the textbook version of early New Englanders. The truth was, however, the Pilgrims did not escape Europe to avoid the religious intolerance and to establish freedom but to be taken all their rights by America 's law at that time until the founding fathers established a separation of church and state, from which religious freedom began shaping. Philbrick, Nathaniel. Mayflower. New York: 1 Penguin Group, 2006.
Religion was a flourishing entity among society and politics both in Colonial America and Great Britain. It gave way to righteousness for a certain cause at that time or a way to assure leadership was valid among citizens of that particular country most commonly amid the Monarch rule over Great Britain and and later Parliament. Religion had a great power of influence over the people and the way they thought about the future of their country, in particular, Colonial America and the justification of the American Revolution against England. Regarding documents from key revolutionary figures and Sermons both hailing and denouncing the Revolution, and the ideas Americans had as religion being a rationale of their pursuits, only then can religion
Starting with the development of New England (One of the British colonies in North America), the founders of New England were Pilgrims who founded Plymouth in 1620. These Pilgrims wanted to find The Promised Land, they wanted success. They left on a ship called Mayflower as permission granted by Virginia. 35 Saints and 65 Strangers were on the Mayflower on their journey. They arrived on Plymouth when they accidently went off course.
Puritans (church members) were Calvinist who wanted to purify the Church of England they confine church membership to persons they believed to be “saved”, the bible was the final authority. Puritans settler in different parts all over North America, John Winthrop writing the Mayflower compact gave a significant power to Puritans in the New World looking for “a city upon a hill” leaving a political structure over New England in which the puritan had power over the colonies. Within fifty year since the founding of New England the whites surrounded the ancestral lands of the Indians, Metacomet (King Philip) was the son of Massasoit who signed the treaty with the Pilgrims, Philip concerned by the impact of the lands and Europeans culture and religion
A large factor for growing colonies was the desire for religious freedom. Some of the first religious dissenters to enter the Americas where the Puritans. They hoped to create a more “pure” church and be free from persecution that they experienced in England. The most famous of these groups where the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower and settled in the Plymouth colony. The Plymouth colony was a success, and with this news, thousands of other Puritans relocated to the Americas.