Dontae Joseph AP U.S. History Grade 11 Europeans had gone to the New World is search of wealth, power, or religious reasons, all had hoped for a better than in Europe. Religion was one of the reasons why the colonies had first developed, it helped create religious freedom and allowed people to continues their religious practice without persecution. However, not all the colonies had centered themselves around religion. In the early American colonies religion had a big impact on the development in the New England, Chesapeake, and Mid-Atlantic Colonies. The New England, Chesapeake, and the Mid-Atlantic Colonies were beginning to find their reason of life whether it be around religion, wealth, or profit each colony had centered around a different
Puritans, Quakers, and Catholics were coming in droves to America searching for an opportunity to have religious freedom. The New Englanders took religion seriously, making unitary laws according to Puritan standards. John Winthrop, later chosen as the first Massachusetts Bay Colony governor, was seeking religious freedom. Wishing to inspire the colonists to dwell in brotherly unity, he summoned them together to remind them “that if we [colonists] shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause Him to withdraw His present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.” On the other hand, those in the Chesapeake region came for the wealth that America promised. They were there to become prosperous or die trying.
Had it been religion that shaped the morals of the people during the Gilded Age then the protestant church still would have reflected the same “self giving love seen in Christ” (Latourette 83) that christianity was built on. Instead, as those during the time period became consumed by business and affluence the morals encouraged by the church shifted to fit contemporary views. Thus, exemplifying that during the nineteenth century it was not religion that shaped the public's morals but was
This conclusion most likely comes from ideas stated in the “Mayflower Compact”. This document was written to govern the Plymouth colony founded in 1620. The settlers formed the colony to escape religious persecution from their home country. Because the settlers were of the same faith, they based the Mayflower Compact on the teachings of Christianity. This agreement between the Puritan settlers of Plymouth was the first form of government created in the new world, however, it was not the form of government on which our country was founded.
However, the biggest difference with the Chesapeake region’s inhabitants was that the Puritans didn’t aim primarily for economic benefit or trade. They wanted to create pure, moral Christian society based on moral living. By hard working, integration of religion in politics, and social development of certain lifestyle practices, Puritans had a large influence on the development of the New England colonies from 1630s through the 1660s. Puritans believed in hard work as the pathway of success since they thought they were favored by God to succeed (Doc I). They tried to shun idleness and believed that being lazy is not profitable (Doc C).
They wanted to spread the Christian faith and beliefs, and they wanted the land for themselves. Well I can rule conquerors out now because there weren’t as many of them as there were other people. Meaning you were way more likely to run into a merchant or explorer than you were a conqueror. I say this because sense they didn’t know what the land here was going to be like, what animals, minerals, materials, and riches they were going
The founding fathers play a big role in modern day America, because if they wouldn’t have broken away from Great Britain people would not have religious freedoms or many other freedoms. “many people to drift away from the moorings of orthodox religion during the eighteenth century,” (Tindall and Shi, 79). The colonist left Great Britain, so they could have more say in what they believed; they even sat the country up to where no religion would be favored over the other. The wanted freedom, fairness, and justice for all United States citizens. There were many different religious views when the nation began, mostly different forms of Christianity and Native Americans.
The Puritans were English Protestants who believed that the alterations of the Church of England did not go far enough. In their view the church was too Catholic. In England, the Puritans were people of political influence, but King Charles did not agree with their attempts to reform the church. There seemed to be no hope for them but to leave England because they were being persecuted. They believed in America they could establish a colony whose government, society, and church were all bases on the Bible.
The current mindset is that voting is a right but since someone else is in charge "aka" the electoral college,this vote is basically worthless. Culture is a definitive factor of voter turnout due to the fact that in many communities, they are discouraged to vote especially in the minority community.The way the society perceives voting affects voting not just at the moment but in future generations too as for the ideas are passed on from child to child. I is also an institutional issue because the nation as a whole isn't promoting the right to vote and why its necessary to the communities with the lowest voting rates. A proposed idea to increase the voter turn out is to make people acknowledge,voting is a civic right. We as a society must advocate the importance of voting for progress at an early childhood.
American independence was inevitable. One main objective for most immigrants when making the initial move to the western world (in ***** century) was to escape religious persecution and seek religious freedom. This initial search for religious freedom, in my opinion, was the beginning of the inevitable separation between Great Britain and the United States. This opportunity of individual expression was something that people in this time period had never experienced before, and led to the questioning of other aspects in their life that had previously been determined by the crown. While the new religious opportunities and emphasis on a more individualized lifestyle got the ball rolling towards American independence, Great Britain’s government