John Winthrop: The Massachusetts Bay Colony In New England

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John Winthrop is known for founding and leading of the Massachusetts Bay colony in new England. Before going abroad to the “new world”, “John Winthrop had practiced law in and nearby areas around London prior to his affiliation with the trading organization called the Massachusetts Bay Company.”He struggled with the decision to abandon his home.Winthrop was very aware of the hardships that had claimed the lives of half the pilgrims 10 years earlier, who had settled in Plymouth. As a strict Puritan in the first governor of Massachusetts Bay colony, John Winthrop believed that they could establish a pure church in new England for the Puritans. This would eventually offer a model for the churches in the “ motherland” and hope to reform the Anglican Church. But before founding the colony, Winthrop ( aboard the Arabella) wrote and delivered to the colonist “A Model Of…show more content…
Winthrop sold: Iron, flannel, figs, rags, canvas, shoes, boots, lead, currants, raisins, corn, cattle, and stockings to the new mass of emigrants and the Lorton Company. Around 1634-35, John Winthrop was voted out of office for two years but this didn’t have an impact on his business and shortly after that, he was voted a life term as magistrate of Massachusetts. Being in this position , Winthrop started taking control of vast amounts of property around Boston. So much land that he actually gave some land to his wife(around 3000 acres to be exact). With his power restored again, he started to thwart the threat of power over the magistrates. In conclusion, John Winthrop was important because he founded New London, was elected governor of Connecticut and obtained a charter that led to the union of Connecticut and the New Haven colonies and governed the colony with an administration practically independent of
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