Puritans And Religion

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The Puritans were a group of people that came to America to practice their religion beliefs in the 16th and 17th centuries. They got their name “the puritans” because they wanted to “purify” the church by removing elements that they disagreed with the church. The puritans were blocked from changing the church and were severely restricted in England by laws controlling the practice of religion. Which is why they came to America to be able to start and practice their religion. Puritans left their mark on their new land, becoming the most dynamic Christian force in the American colonies. Back in England, the Puritans had been people of means and political influence, but king Charles would not tolerate their attempts to reform the Church of England.
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