Why Did Religion Grow In The Early 1600s

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As colonies were being founded in the early 1600's, religion was a key factor in determining laws. Massachusetts was established in 1620 by Pilgrims. These Pilgrims had fled England to avoid religious persecution. However, The New World was not their first stop. The Pilgrims originally traveled to New Amsterdam, where they were tolerated. Despite this, the Pilgrims, who were extremely strict, did not believe New Amsterdam was a good place to raise their children in, since they disliked foreign culture. Later, Massachusetts conducted a witch hunt. Those who were considered unholy, mostly poor women, were tried for witchcraft. A total of 18 women and 1 man were killed during what became known as the Salem Witch Trials. Years later in 1634 the
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